Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0046
Post Date 3/8/2017
Title Historical Specialist
Department Community Engagement & Communications
Pay Level 9
City Calgary
Description Why the Stampede?
For over 100 years the Calgary Stampede has been the heart and soul of our city. It is both where and how we come together to celebrate our unique brand of western hospitality and community spirit. As we embark on the next chapter of our story, we will deliver exceptional experiences that entertain, educate and engage visitors. We will build inspired spaces to bring our community together to celebrate, and we will further energize the brand that has come to define our city. Our vision is to create a world-class, year-round gathering place for the community.

Position Summary
The Calgary Stampede has deep historical connections to southern Alberta. The incumbent will share the Calgary Stampede’s story and history by making use of our historical assets, and preserving those assets through the management of the Stampede Archives.
Reporting to the manager, organizational communications, the historical specialist will be responsible for managing the Calgary Stampede Archives, and ensuring the story of the Calgary Stampede is told in an engaging and effective way. This will preserve and promote our 105-year history and the world-renowned Stampede brand.

This is a term position.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
• Use our historical assets to bring the Calgary Stampede to life through presentations, displays, posts for our online communities and multimedia
• Keep up-to-date and accurate records of our historical assets
• Grow and manage the Calgary Stampede Archives
• Research and acquire historical items for the collection
• Work with partners to tell the Stampede’s story and to also partner for exhibitions and special projects
• Support Stampede School to develop new opportunities to tell the story of the last 100 years, but also to tell the story we are writing for the next 100 years
• Provide leadership and support for the volunteer Historical and Public Art committees

The ideal candidate will be proactive, optimistic and have worked in a dynamic environment where they have experience delivering on multiple priorities and will hold the following qualifications:
• 5 or more years of experience in historical collections management and research or equivalent
• Bachelor’s degree required, Archival or Museum studies, History, Education or Library Sciences
• Education or keen interest in Western Canadian history
• Experience writing and speaking for broad audiences.
• Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
• Experience working with consultants, external stakeholders, community leaders and various associations and groups

The Calgary Stampede offers a unique and exciting work environment, an excellent total compensation package and the opportunity for advancement and employee training.

To Apply
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