Volunteering and Employment

Volunteering

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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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Current Opportunities

There are no employment opportunities available at this time. 

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