Holding a position as a board member for a non-profit society like the Canmore Museum comes with important responsibilities and commitments. It also has meaningful benefits for you and the community. This year, the board is looking to have 2 to 4 new people join us!

Time Commitment:  Our membership appoints board members for a two-year term. The museum board meets once a month on the third Thursday evening at 7 p.m. There is an expectation for board members to attend most of these meetings, which are generally 1.5 to 2 hours in length. There are additional opportunities to participate on Standing or Operational committees and board members are encouraged to participate in museum programs and events that are of interest to them.

Personal Growth Opportunity: Being a part of a respected local non-profit organization’s board of directors, such as the Canmore Museum, is a way to be of service to your community. This type of volunteer service teaches you valuable skills like leadership and consensus building as well as further building your connection to the community.

Professional Development: Being part of a board looks great on your resumé. And remember those leadership skills? Those are transferrable skills and they are great things to have. This kind of work also provides financial management, risk assessment, policy and governance skills. Volunteer roles like this can help with your professional development and that’s a real win-win for both you and the organization.

Help Tell Stories That Matter!  The Canmore Museum’s vision is to deliver compelling and remarkable experiences that celebrate community, place and culture. Telling stories of our shared understanding of this place is why we are here. Our board makes that happen and we need people from the community who share our vision, mission and purpose to stand for board positions each year.

Truth and Reconciliation: Are you motivated to address the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Did you know museums are a key sector when it comes to this important work? You can be part of this work as we undertake strategic initiatives that ensure Îyârhe (Stoney) Nakoda stories will be heard.

Interested? Does this sound like something that might interest you? We’d love to chat with you more about having you join us at the board table! Email us at hr@canmoremuseum.com OR call Tanya Foubert, Nominations Committee Member, at 403.679.8121 for more details and to set up a meeting with the committee.