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Summer 2020 Opportunities 

We have three exciting new roles available at the Lacombe Museums

We ARE ALWAYS LOOKING for dynamic and creative Lacombe enthusiasts, local history buffs, and museum professionals or students to join our crew!

 




Museum & Archives Assistant:
Job Title: Museum & Archives Assistant
Positions Available: 4
Start Date: May 15, 2020.
Schedule: 7 hours per day, 5 days a week for a total of 35 hours per week.
Candidates must be available to work weekends, long weekends & some evenings, as scheduled.

Job Description: The Museum & Archives Assistant is a Costumed Historical Interpreter position. Their duties include facilitation of group and public tours of the museums in Lacombe and historical downtown, facilitating the delivery of educational programs, researching and writing about local history, creating and updating interpretative material, and assisting planning and coordinating community events at the museums.

Qualified Applicants will be a College or University student returning to school in the fall. Course of studies related to Education, History, Museum Studies, Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Library Sciences, or Fine Arts would be a definite asset. You will be motivated with excellent planning, research and time-management skills. Experience working with the public and demonstrated customer service skills will be an asset.
Must be willing to work weekends and some evenings.
Must supply recent Vulnerable Sector Checks.
Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification an asset.
Applicants must be registered with Young Canada Works to be eligible for this grant-funded position.

Programming Coordinator:
Job Title: Programming Coordinator
Positions Available: 1
Start Date: May 15, 2020.
Schedule: 7.5 hours per day, 4 days a week for a total of 30 hours per week.
Candidates must be available to work weekends, long weekends & some evenings, as scheduled.

Job Description: The Programming Coordinator assists the Lacombe & District Historical Society to deliver important cultural and tourism services and host special events during local Festivals and community celebrations at the Museums in Lacombe. Their duties include coordinating group and public tours of the museums in Lacombe, coordinating the delivery of educational programs, and assisting in the planning and coordinating of community events for Lacombe Days and Canada Day at the museums.

Qualified Applicants will be a College or University student returning to school in the fall. Course of studies related to Education, History, Museum Studies, Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Library Sciences, or Fine Arts would be a definite asset. You will be motivated with excellent planning, research and time-management skills. Experience working with the public and demonstrated customer service skills will be an asset.
Must be willing to work weekends and some evenings.
Must supply recent Vulnerable Sector Checks.
Applicants must be registered with Young Canada Works to be eligible for this grant-funded position.

Communications & Marketing:

Job Title: Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Start Date: May 15, 2020
Positions Available: 1
Schedule: 7.5 hours per day, 4 days a week for a total of 30 hours per week.
Candidates must be available to work weekends, long weekends & some evenings, as scheduled.
The Communications & Marketing positions job tasks and responsibilities include:
• Public Programming/Event Planning
• Development of Newsletter for community, Society members and stakeholders
• Fundraising and member-drive event planning
• Researching and coordinating Lacombe and Central Alberta information for social media campaigns and virtual exhibit designs
• Coordinating with the delivery of special events hosted at the Museums
• Learning about Museums and Archives policies and procedures and working with artefacts and records in the collection
• Assist with tasks and projects at the Museum as needed; such as updating and creating new displays and interpretive materials and or programs.

Qualified Applicants will be a College or University student returning to school in the fall. Course of studies related to Education, History, Museum Studies, Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Library Sciences, or Fine Arts would be a definite asset. You will be motivated with excellent planning, research and time-management skills. Experience working with the public and demonstrated customer service skills will be an asset.
Must be willing to work weekends and some evenings.
Must supply recent Vulnerable Sector Checks.
Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification an asset.
Applicants must be registered with Young Canada Works to be eligible for this grant-funded position.

Interested candidates in any of the available positions should email their cover letter and resume and proof of enrolment to Melissa Blunden, Executive Director at: lacombemuseum@gmail.com by 5 pm April 15, 2020.
In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. The Lacombe & District Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest however only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. This position is contingent on successful grant funding through Young Canada Works and is intended to start no later than May 15, 2020 and continue to the end of August.

Internships

Throughout the year we offer multiple exciting 7-10 week internships focusing on a range of topics from local heritage research, archival sciences and programming development through the Alberta Government and Volunteer Alberta. Upon completion, interns are given $1000 stipend through the Provincial Government for their time and effort.

View our SCIP profile to see current opportunities and apply!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tell us what you would like to do and when!
Commit to volunteering 1 time a year or  multiple times a week.

All help is welcome!


Museum Volunteer:
Greets museum visitors, provides general information about Lacombe, and guided tours of the museums and/or Historic Downtown during festivals and special events.

Archives Volunteer:
Helps with archival and research projects being undertaken by the Museum. Currently these projects include researching WWI history in the Lacombe & County region, researching Dutch settlement in the Lacombe & County region, assisting with digitizing, documenting, and rehousing the archival photo collection.

Volunteer Blacksmith:
Volunteers help maintain the Blacksmith Shop and provide Blacksmithing Demonstrations and tours for school groups, the general public, and at special events including: Canada Day July 1, Lacombe Days July 25-26, Alberta Open Farm Days August 23-24, and the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival September 26-27. Volunteer Blacksmiths also make items for the Historical Society to sell as part of their fundraising activities. To maintain the shop, plan for theses events, and make items for sale, the Blacksmith Shop Committee usually meets once a month at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop on the last weekend of the month.

Special Events/Fundraisers:
The society will occasionally host a special event or fundraising activity for the Museums and needs volunteers to help at such occasions.

Maintenance:
Old buildings require constant maintenance as well as improvements, in addition to the hard work of installing new exhibits and moving artifacts in our spaces. Maintenance volunteers provide assistance with repairs and handy work around the Museums, and are able to do some heavy lifting!

Gardening:
The Museums are proud of their grounds and want to ensure that our spaces remain beautiful and clean. Gardening Volunteers assist with maintaining exterior landscaping at the Michener House Museum and Blacksmith Shop Museum from Spring to Fall.


Email or call us today to discuss your interest in volunteering with the Lacombe & District Historical Society!


info@lacombemuseum.com | 403.782.3933


DONATE  TODAY


Supporting the Lacombe & District Historical Society is even easier!

The Lacombe & District Historical Society is a non-profit society which owns, operates and maintains two heritage buildings and provides community programming for all ages free of charge throughout the year.

If you would like to support us go to  CanadaHelps and register your donation today.

Electronic tax receipts are provided at the time of donation.

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Historical Society Membership


General meetings for the Lacombe & District Historical Society are held on a monthly basis throughout the year. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Flatiron Building basement.

Everyone is welcome to come and attend a meeting and learn about getting involved with the Historical Society.

At the General meetings, members plan upcoming events, fundraisers and other fun activities!

The Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held towards the end of March every year.

Members wishing to receive agendas and minutes for meetings should provide an e-mail address with their membership application. Minutes can also be mailed to members upon request.


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Executive Board

The Lacombe & District Historical Society (L&DHS) is a registered non-profit community organization. The L&DHS relies on funding from grants, donations, and membership fees to operate the two local Alberta Museum Association Recognized museums in Lacombe; the Michener House Museum & Archives and the Blacksmith Shop Museum.

Are you looking to give back and get involved in the community? Are you passionate about heritage and the preservation of Lacombe's local history? Board members have a variety of life experiences and skill sets that complement each other and represent the diversity of our community.

The Lacombe & District Historical Society (L&DHS) is seeking members to join the society's Executive Board.

Members of the Board direct the overall activities of the society and determine the annual Budget and Strategic Plan. The Board meets approximately once a month before the Monthly General Meeting, or when required.

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