Programming & Curatorial Assistant - Contract

Date: Aug 8, 2018

• Assist with install and deinstall of exhibits
• Assist with exhibit preparation (labels, framing, logistics, etc.)
• Curatorial assistance
o Research assistance
o Collaborating on exhibit planning
o Editing exhibit text
o General curatorial and exhibits support
• Collections management
o Accessioning and cataloguing incoming artifacts
o Data entry into PastPerfect collections management database
o General collections and archives support
• School Programs
o Set up and take down of school program materials
o Assist and deliver inquiry-based schools programs focused around the K-6 Social Studies Curriculum
o Assist in the development of new school programs including outreach programming
• Public Programming
o Assist with the development and delivery of public programming including:
▪ Adult workshops, talks, panel discussions, team builders, etc.
▪ Drop in or ticketed programming for families and children
• Assist in volunteer engagement, training and development
• Provide interpretive tours to visitors to the House
• Be available to greet visitors to the museum, process admissions, shop sales, and
• Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, priorities and strategic plan.
• Contribute to a positive organizational culture

• A Bachelor’s degree in Museums Studies, History, or similar discipline; or a combination
of equivalent education and experience related to museums, programming, education,
and collections
• Familiarity with inquiry-based learning models and experience developing programs for a
diverse range of ages or skill levels
• Experience presenting to members of the public, including diverse audiences and children
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) a must
• Familiarity with PastPerfect Museum Software an asset
• Experience with POS and payment processor systems an asset
• Excellent customer service skills

• Exceptional organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently
• Ability to deal and communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to deal
courteously, tactfully, and diplomatically with other employees, volunteers, board
members, and the general public
• Good team player and a self-starter
• Excellent collaboration skills

• Periodically lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Climb stairs.
• Stand for one to two hours at a time.
• Sit for long periods of time.
• Occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch.
• Use hands and arms to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects.
Lougheed House is committed to, and values, diversity in the workplace.

START DATE: September 10, 2018

DURATION: This is a contract position for 15 weeks, 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday), 28
hours a week, with a possibility of extension. Flexibility of schedule, into evenings and weekend
may be occasionally required during our Christmas season. (Mid-November to end of December)


ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION: Resume and cover letter
Submissions should be sent by email to:
Holleay Rohm, Programs

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: August 24th, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. MST
A security clearance check is required for this role.

For more information on the Lougheed House, please go to or visit us at
707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary AB.

The job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications
for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this
position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in
the future.