We are hiring! The Canmore Museum has exciting opportunities for new staff and contractors to join us at an exciting inflection point in the organization’s trajectory. Together, the board of directors and staff at the Canmore Museum are forging the path to redefine what it means to be a museum and cultural space in today’s world.

PROGRAMS OFFICER | FTE

The Canmore Museum is seeking a gifted storyteller to develop and deliver a variety of museum programs, services and experiences which connect visitors and residents to the culture, arts, heritage and landscapes of Canmore and the Bow Valley. Programs may be delivered onsite at the Canmore Museum or the Canmore NWMP Barracks or offsite within the community, surrounding mountain landscapes or at schools.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Education Programming – 50%
Public Programming – 25%
Events – 10 to 15%
Administration/Communication –10 to 15%

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts research projects for the development of educational and interpretive programming.
  • Creates, promotes and delivers robust and appealing programming for students, families, adults and seniors, both at the museum and off-site, either standalone or with the participation of partner organizations.
  • Builds strong, long-term relationships and partnerships with the Town of Canmore Cultural department, schools, school boards, community groups, service clubs, Tourism Canmore and Kananaskis, the Downtown Canmore Business Revitalization Zone and Indigenous groups among others to develop a keen understanding of needs and opportunities within the larger community.
  • Ensures focused management and administration of programming, to achieve seamless delivery and high rates of audience satisfaction, within established budgets and resource availability.
  • Participates in organizational planning. Develops an annual program plan and budget, ensuring alignment with the Museum’s strategic plan and other museum departments’ annual plans and budgets.
  • Proactively recommends adjustments in the programming strategy to ensure annual attendance and revenue targets are met.
  • Provides site security and emergency planning/management for all onsite and offsite programming.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Join the team at the Canmore Museum at an exciting point in the organization’s history. Together, the Board of Directors and staff at the Canmore Museum are forging the path to redefine what it means to be a museum and cultural space in today’s world. Our focus is authenticity and relevance, through innovative methods of storytelling, collaborating and sharing. This includes planning for a new space for the community to gather and learn.
  • The Canmore Museum offers a benefits and vacation/personal time- off package, flexible work schedules, competitive salary, and a collaborative work environment.
  • Closing date is August 6 at 4:00 pm. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to: Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer | hr@canmoremuseum.com. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Download the job description.

EDUCATION WEBSITE | CONTRACT

Since 2005, the Canmore Museum has offered a range of education programs for Canmore and Bow Valley schools to hundreds of students each year.  Using real and replica artifacts, photographs, and documents, we help students to explore the history, culture, and the built and natural landscapes of our region. Over the past decade, over 30,000 students have participated in school programs at the Canmore Museum.  We are expanding our education program offerings, with an emphasis on the Museum@School Program. We are seeking an experienced WordPress website developer to create a new website to support this program expansion.

OUR EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY and GOALS

Community and school programming is at the center of the Canmore Museum.  Our Program department promotes engagement with the Canmore Museum’s collections, with our community and with our built, cultural, and natural landscapes through innovative interpretation, programming, and continuous evaluation of our offerings. We aim to foster an informed appreciation and understanding of Canmore’s art, culture, heritage, and local identity with place.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide access. Support educators in meeting classroom objectives regardless of their budget and available resources.
  • Link the classroom with museum and community resources. We feel that the best learning is created when students understand curriculum concepts within a localized setting to ensure sustained learning over the course of the school year.
  • Create cross-generational, community-based learning. Our goal is to link students with community elders and knowledge keepers.
  • Create ongoing relationships with students and teachers. Our goal is foster a growing relationship with students from Grade 3 to 7.  Opportunities for the Museum to engage with students beyond those grade levels can be provided through learning opportunities outside the classroom.  Our focus on the Museum@School program is derived from a belief that transactional experiences, such as a one-time visit to the museum, do not offer substantive learning nor foster relationships with the Museum or the local community.

We are seeking a web design or digital design agency that will help us provide information for teachers to learn more about and participate in three distinct program streams: self-guided learning opportunities, museum field trip experiences and the new Museum@School program through a new education website.

RFP SUBMISSIONS

The Canmore Museum requests that submissions include:

  • Costs for development of content pages for Museum Field Trip programs, Self-Directed programs, and the Museum@School program. The Museum is seeking recommendations in where to best situate the Museum Field Trip programs, Self-Directed programs content and program overview content for the Museum@School program (including application information and online form) – either on the main website or on the education website.
  • Costs for development of the education website (with a focus on the Museum@School program). This must be a flat fee; a fee schedule for development of sections of the site will need to be submitted.
  • Include between 3 and 5 examples of similar website development and how the development of these sites was approached.
  • Three related project references.
  • The proposal should not be more than 7 pages long. Proposals longer than 7 pages will be disqualified.

Questions?  Looking to Submit?

  • Questions regarding clarification of Museum requirements/needs should be sent to no later than July 26. These can be addressed to: Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer | 403.493.9760 | ron.ulrich@canmoremuseum.com.
  • If you are intending to submit a proposal, please confirm in writing before July 23 to: Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer | 403.493.9760 | ron.ulrich@canmoremuseum.com
  • Proposals must be received by August 2 at 11:59 pm. Proposals can be submitted to: Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer | 403.493.9760 | ron.ulrich@canmoremuseum.com

Canmore Museum Education Website RFP