Employment Opportunities

We are hiring!

The museum is seeking a full time Business Manager. This is a permanent, year-round position.

The Danish Canadian National Museum is located near Dickson, Alberta (about 40 minutes south-west of Red Deer). The Museum presents Danish heritage through interpretive displays, exhibits, special events, heritage garden, outbuildings, gift shop items, and cultural cuisine in our Saga Café. The museum attracts thousands of visitors from May to September. https://www.danishcanadianmuseum.com

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, responsibilities and duties include:

  • Work with the Board of Directors and Board Committees within Museum Bylaw and Policy guidelines to:

    •  complete budgets, grant applications, maintenance and development projects, newsletters, membership, and donation drives

    • Hire, train and supervise seasonal staff and delegate seasonal responsibilities

    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for projects and special events

    • Plan and deliver special events including Viking Days and Aebleskiver ‘n Jam Day

    • Design and deliver engaging advertising, social media posts, and communications

    • Maintain the website, inventory, and point of sale programs

    • Coordinate facility bookings

    • Manage day to day financial reporting to the Treasurer and Finance committee

    • Work within budgets to stock and operate the Gift Shop and Saga Café

    • Supervise the food handling and quality of products offered in the Saga Café

    • Comply with Museum Standards to maintain and display the archival collection and museum buildings

    • Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety guidelines

    • Coordinate AGLC licenses for liquor, bingo and casino

    • Solicit donations and sponsorships

    • Liaise with other local museums and Danish organizations

    • Ensure the authenticity of the Danish experience for visitors to the museum and café

    • Be the official representative of the Museum

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications which may include:

  • Not-for-Profit experience

  • Supervisory skills and experience

  • Financial management experience

  • Certification in Food Safe or Food Handling and ProServe or willing to undertake training

  • Excellent written and oral communications in English required, Danish would be an asset

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality with the ability to work well with people.

  • Post-secondary training and/or experience in Museum Management or Hospitality and Tourism

 

Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to executive@stepintothesaga.com by February 16, 2022. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.