The Lacombe Museum is looking for an experienced and skilled individual to take on the role of Executive Director.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The Executive Director (ED) holds a pivotal position, reporting directly to the Board of Directors, and assumes full responsibility for the effective operation of the museum and its affiliated facilities.
Their role encompasses the oversight of annual strategic goals and objectives, ensuring the museum’s continued success.

With a keen focus on financial development, the ED will lead the organization in implementing a new strategy. Spearheading initiatives to captivate and involve stakeholders, donors, and the community, the ED will work with the team of staff and volunteers at LDHS and be instrumental in fostering excitement around our shared history and cultural narratives.

Our ideal ED is deeply passionate about museums, committed to preserving and celebrating the rich tapestry of our collective experiences.
Join us in the next chapter of shaping the future of our cultural institution!

Interested?

Please send CV and cover letter:
Attention: Hiring Committee, Board of Directors
[email protected]

SEE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR MORE DETAILS

Submit your interest by February 22nd to be considered in the initial round of candidate reviews.
The position will remain open until the ideal candidate is selected.

Summer Student Positions

Join our team for a fun and rewarding experience this summer and kickstart your heritage career!

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic youth in the Lacombe region? Do you have an interest in history, live performances, and/or art and culture? Are you seeking a summer work opportunity in a positive team environment with an excellent work culture?

Many of our summer students have moved on to fulfilling careers as Municipal, Provincial, Federal Archivists, Community Museum Programmers, and Historical Society Executive Directors all across Canada.

Join our Summer Team!

Learn archival & collection skills, or traditional homesteading skills, give heritage tours & connect with your community.

EMAIL US FOR MORE DETAILS

The application deadline for all full-season 2024 recruitment opportunities is April 15th, 2024.
All full-seasonal posts are grant-dependent and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate their eligibility for Young Canada Works (YCW) or Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) funding.

CHECK ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR YCW HERE

CHECK ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CSJ HERE

All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

summer students careers

Heritage Interpreter Team Members

These roles ensure the smooth operation of our front-of-house (visitor) services, including conducting a wide range of excellent quality tours and public interpretation.  It also ensures the operation of our offsite and outreach programming, such as the Lacombe Farmers Market, AHS Programming, and online programming, as well as gift shop responsibilities. Reports to Community Engagement Coordinator and Executive Director (4 positions. Estimated timeline: mid-May to early-September). Read More.

Archives & Collections Team Members

These positions include digitizing records and items in the Collections following the LDHS Digitization Strategy and assisting with the Museum Move from the Michener House to the Flatiron Building Museum. Reports to Museum Assistant and Executive Director (2 positions. Estimated timeline: mid-September to late-March). Read More.

Internship Positions

Throughout the year we offer multiple paid internships lasting from 16 weeks to 12 months. These internships focus on a range of topics from local heritage research, archival sciences, and programming development through the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage. This is an internship program for unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates. It helps graduates make the transition from college or university to the workplace, allowing them to hone their professional skills and begin a career in the heritage, arts, and cultural sectors.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Intern will work towards including working alongside the Community & Program Coordinator to create and implement an adaptable, integrated, marketing communication strategy specific to LDHS events. The intern will work closely with LDHS core staff members, utilizing LDHS vision, mission, and values to align the results of their project within the LDHS strategic plan. Reports to Museum Assistant and Executive Director (1 position. Estimated timeline: mid-July, 2023 to late-March, 2024)

Digital Archives Technician

The Digital Archives Technician Intern will begin the process of digitally restoring previously digitized images in the LDHS Photography Collection. 1,100-1,750 images of 2,000 images in need of digital restoration will be restored at the completion of the work period. This position also includes increasing digital access to the historic records by digitizing records and items in the Collections following the LDHS Digitization Strategy and assisting with the Museum Move from the Michener House to the Flatiron Building Museum. Reports to Museum Assistant and Executive Director (1 position. Estimated timeline: early-October 2023 to late-March, 2024)

Create a YCW profile today to see current opportunities and apply!

Your application must be submitted through the Young Canada Works website and will be reviewed against the stated criteria. Applications that do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will not be considered further. Please be as explicit as possible in your application when responding to the qualifications in the poster, detailing not only that you have the experience, but how and when you acquired it, and what it consisted of.

For example:

Okay: “I have past experience in the Arts/Culture/Heritage sector”

Better: “I worked for the Arts/Culture/Heritage sector between [dates] (see resume)”

Best: “I have significant experience volunteering as a [title], between [dates] in the Arts/Culture/Heritage for [companies], producing interactive exhibits and exporting them internationally. During this time, I [functions relevant to the position].”

Depending on the volume of applications received, additional screening criteria may be applied at this stage, including selection based on demonstrated asset criteria met and other possible considerations noted in this poster, such as self-identification of members of underrepresented linguistic, regional and employment equity groups.

If your application is selected to move forward, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews may take place in-person or virtually, via video, using services such as Zoom. Candidates will be responsible for arranging their own Internet connection and relevant equipment (for example, a computer and camera). You will not be required to purchase any software, but you may be required to download an application. Best efforts will be made to accommodate the candidate’s accessibility requirements during the interview process.

Further details will be provided to you when the interview is scheduled.

The interview stage will be used to seek additional details regarding the qualifications you identified in your application, as well as to ask additional questions regarding your knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to this role. It is also an opportunity for candidates to ask any questions they may have about the position and related expectations.

If you are successful in the interview, the references provided in your application will be contacted to verify the information you have provided, including how you meet the previously noted requirements. Additionally, information will be sought regarding the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Demonstrated leadership/supervisory skills
  • High ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality
  • Creative problem solving abilities
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please note that only successful candidates will be notified at each stage of the process.