Do you have a passion for history? Do you enjoy interacting with people of all ages? The Canmore Museum is looking for a heritage interpreter to engage with visitors at the NWMP Barracks and the Museum. Reporting to the Programs Officer, this position will appeal to anyone with an interest in the human history of the Rocky Mountain region of Southern Alberta.

This role will be required to perform various duties including but not limited to interpreting the historic Northwest Mounted Police Barracks, opening and closing the NWMP Barracks, providing demonstrations, assisting with the delivery of school programs, gift shop sales, cleaning and preparation of facilities, as well as supporting other ongoing museum activities.

Delivers interpretive presentations, programs, and activities to provide visitors to the Canmore NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site with opportunities to discover, appreciate, and learn about the history of Canada’s Mounted Police in Canmore and the Bow Valley. Interpretation provided by Historical Interpreters at the Barracks is supplemented by cultural interpretation delivered by Stoney Nakoda cultural practitioners onsite as part of the Barracks’ Indigenous Stories Tipi Program.

Historical interpreters working at the Canmore NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site also support onsite visitor information services, retail services and provide on-site security and first-responder first aid (as required).

To learn more about this role, download the job description.

The Visitor Services Officer position pays $18.75/hour. The position works 7.5 hours/day, Thursday to Monday with Tuesday and Wednesday off from May 15 to September 4.

This position is subject to grant funding approval.


Do you have a passion for the history and Indigenous culture and history of the Canmore area? The Canmore Museum is looking for a Visitor Services Attendant to bring the history of the Canmore NWMP Barracks to life. Reporting to the Visitor and Membership Services Officer, this position will appeal to anyone with an interest in hospitality, museums, and art galleries or to those studying history, art history, Indigenous studies, tourism/hospitality, and/or museum studies.

Our Visitor Services Attendant I is responsible for providing excellent customer service and fostering a positive visitor experience for the thousands of guests that visit the Barracks. Reporting to the Visitor and Membership Services officer, this role is primarily responsible for orienting visitors to the Barracks, providing visitor information about Canmore and the Bow Valley, and museum shop sales. The Visitor Services Attendant also engages the public at the Canmore NWMP Barracks through informal interpretation of the history of Canmore and the Canmore NWMP Barracks. They are also responsible for the opening and closing of the Barracks, and cleaning of the museum facility.

To learn more about this role, download the job description.

The Visitor Services Attendant position pays $18.75/hour. The position works 7.5 hours/day, Thursday to Monday with Tuesday and Wednesday off from June 29 to August 27.

This position is subject to grant funding approval.


Candidates must apply on or before March 31 by submitting their CV and a cover letter to:

Lynn Kergan, Programs Officer
Canmore Museum

Questions about the position can also be directed to Lynn at this same email.


The Canmore Museum is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1984 and operates the Canmore NWMP Barracks as a seasonal provincial heritage site with a firm commitment to Truth and Reconciliation work as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and UNDRIP principles.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Known as Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi by the Stoney Nakoda, Canmore is defined by the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape that surrounds us and shaped by the culture, language and traditions of those that have called this place home for over 10,000 years. Located in the heart of our charming and historic downtown, the Canmore Museum and the NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site’s collections, programs and exhibitions provide numerous opportunities to explore and experience our mountain landscapes, culture and community.

Canmore and all of the Bow Valley is located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples as referred to in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This relationship to the land is further declared by the National Indian Brotherhood (now Assembly of First Nations), in A Declaration of The First Nations (1981). Historically, there is a long-standing connection to the Bow Valley around Canmore for many Indigenous nations – Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, Dene, Mountain Cree, and Métis.

We acknowledge that we are on territory known as Treaty 7, which is a treaty signed on behalf of Queen Victoria in 1877, with the Stoney Nakoda (Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley), Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika), and Tsuut’ina Nations.

For more information about the Canmore NWMP Barracks and the Canmore Museum, visit canmoremuseum.com


The Canmore Museum is looking for qualified volunteers interested in joining our Board of Directors for two-year terms starting in July 2023.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, or to formally apply, please email us at hr@canmoremuseum.com.



The Canmore Museum is looking to understand its current digital state, identify its digital gaps, and consider what its digital future could include. Funding for this project has been secured through the Canadian Heritage, Access to Digital Heritage program. The Canmore Museum is looking to partner with a consultant, consultancy, or agency to conduct a three-part process that will develop our digital vision, guiding principles, priorities, and an action plan that fits our capacity, and available resources:

  1. Assess Digital Maturation |Complete an assessment of the current digital assets at the Canmore Museum, measuring our current use of digital, and identifies strengths and areas of improvement.
  2. Digital Needs Assessment |Through an exercise of soliciting input from stakeholders including through individual interviews, leading focus groups, and facilitating a SWOT analysis, identifying priorities, gaps, needs, and actions for the Canmore Museum to meet its mission, mandate and goals.  Helps identify where we want to be and highlights the gaps between the current state and where we want to invest.
  3. Digital Strategic Plan | A 5 year plan (2024 – 2029) that outlines the Canmore Museum’s digital goals and how to achieve them that includes the following:
    • the creation of a digital policy that respects Indigenous cultural protocols;
    • identify ways to improve the Canmore Museum’s digital content through targeted user-based initiatives;
    • enhancing e-commerce abilities;
    • determine how artists, knowledge keepers, historians and researchers, and the public can engage through digital platforms;
    • outline audience development through digital initiatives;
    • identify better management of mobile and cloud applications;
    • establish security controls;
    • specific approaches, indicators, and evaluation;
    • determine the skillsets required to develop and maintain the museum’s digital infrastructure and support the development of digital content.

    The project timeline is from May 1 to September 21, 2023.   RFP submissions must be received electronically by April 14 @ 4:00 pm to: \
    Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer | ron.ulrich@canmoremuseum.com

    Download the RFP package HERE