Volunteering

Volunteer recruitment has been put on hiatus until spring 2021. Please sign up to join our email list by filling out the application, and we will notify you when recruitment reopens.

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How to Volunteer

  • Complete the application on our secure volunteer management system.
  • Your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted within 10 days.
  • Your information will be retained for recruitment notices and newsletters.
  • Staff contact is Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-312-2075.

Volunteer Position: Programing Assistant

Role: Working behind the scenes to support our museum programs and assembling kits used for educational programs.

Skills Required: Attention to detail and ability to work independently. 

Time Commitment: Ideally, once a week (same day each week preferred). Between 10 am – 5 pm (Flexible/short shifts available). 

Contact: Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-312-2075.

Volunteer Position: Aviation Hangar Host

Role: Greet visitors and be available for general questions (no aviation knowledge is required).

Skills Required: Friendly and polite; an interest in aviation. 

Time Commitment: Ideally, once a week (same day each week preferred) 10 am – 5 pm (Flexible/short shifts available). 

There is also the opportunity to be put on the Occasional Hangar Host Volunteer Roster. Dates will vary. 

Contact: Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca, or phone 780-312-2075.

Volunteer Position: Warehouse Technician

Role: The Warehouse Technician provides basic preservation care to artifacts in storage, for example, cars and tractors.

Duties: 

  • Taking inventory of artifacts; documenting through photographs and written records;
  • Caring for items in the warehouse; dusting, vacuuming, and checking the tire pressure of artifacts and keeping the warehouse clear of oil leaks and debris;
  • Assisting Curatorial staff and volunteers with other tasks as necessary;

Skills Required: Ability to work independently; extensive walking, climbing stairs, and light lifting; willing to learn and accept guidance; good written and oral skills. Training provided by curatorial/conservation staff.

Time Commitment: Minimum one day per week, weekdays, or weekends. 

Contact: Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca, or phone 780-312-2075.

Volunteer Position: Resource Centre Assistant

Role: The Resource Centre Assistant will work at the Resource Centre front desk, greeting and assisting visitors with research questions. They will also help take inventory of the document collection.

Duties: 

  • Opening and closing the Resource Centre
  • Greeting visitors and assisting them in finding information
  • Recording visitor numbers
  • Re-shelving books and dusting stacks on occasion
  • Taking inventory of the document collection
  • Updating the database, updating records, locations, etc.
  • Scanning materials when needed

Skills Required: Must be comfortable working with the public and using a computer. Training is provided.

Time Commitment: Minimum once a week (same day each week preferred), flexible hours between 10 am and 4 pm.

Contact: Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca, or phone 780-312-2075.

Volunteer Position: Archival Clerk

Role: The Archival Clerk scans items from the document collection, creating a digital file for each piece. These digital files make our collection more accessible and will protect the originals from damage and deterioration.

Duties: 

  • Scanning documents
  • Naming digital files according to museum standards
  • Filing documents electronically

Skills Required: Comfortable using a computer; training provided.

Time Commitment: Minimum once a week (same day each week preferred), flexible hours between 10 am and 4 pm.

Contact: Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca, or phone 780-312-2075.

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