Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Summer Student Job - Archives Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)


Archives Assistant (Summer Student)

Job Description

The Archives Assistant will undertake work that assists the Lacombe and District Historical Society in meeting its mission to collect, preserve and interpret the culture and heritage of the Lacombe region.

The Archives Assistant will work with the Lacombe and District Historical Society and the City of Lacombe grow and advance the mutually beneficial Archival Program as part of the Records Management Program. 

Typical duties include:
·         Arrangement, description and indexing of municipal records including photographic collections and cemetery records
·         Re-house historic municipal records into archival grade storage supplies, including rearranging shelving, and boxing items for transfer to offsite storage
·         Assess the historic value of municipal records within the City’s records management program in preparation of dispositioning records to the Lacombe & District Historical Society Archives
·         Assist City’s Records Management & FOIP Coordinator as needed and other duties related to the furthering and advancing of the Society’s mission

The Archives Assistant will also help deliver programs and events at the Museums for special events such as Canada Day and Lacombe Days.

Requirements Include

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs program.
·        Physically fit and able to manipulate and move items weighing up to 40 lbs, ability to climb stairs, and ability to sit and work at a computer for longer periods of time is required
·         Preference may be given to those with previous archives work experience or education/training, library science education/training, or records management work experience/training
·         Familiarity with municipal government and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is considered an asset
·         Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Possess excellent attention to detail
·         Excellent organization skills are required
·         Ability to represent the Society in a professional, competent manner
·         Work in a multiple task environment
·         Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Access
·         Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
Wage is $15/hour, the term is between June 28th and August 30th for a total of 240 hours.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Lacombe & District Historical society electronically to  or in person/ by mail to the Michener House Museum at 5036 - 51 Street Lacombe, T4L 1W2.
Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We thank all interested applicants!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Summer Job Opportunities


Website Development Intern

Start Date
May 1, 2018
Local In-Office at the Lacombe Museum
Interns Needed
Contact Name
Marie Peron
Contact Phone
(403) 782-3933
Contact Email
The Website Development Intern will assist with the final stages of development 
of a new website for the Lacombe museums including finalizing design, content, 
layout, and site navigation. Specifically, they will assist with finishing the design 
of and adding content about the museum's programs, 
collections and virtual exhibits. Using common Wordpress and sitebuilder templates, 
the intern will assist the museum in sharing the history and heritage of the Lacombe 
region online -helping the museum in its mission to raise awareness and provide 
access to Lacombe's history.

The successful candidate will work an average of 5-10 hours a week for a total of 
70 hours. Hours are flexible.

This is an unpaid position. A certificate is provided to the candidate upon successful 
completion of the internship.

Ideal for someone with course work in: 
Web Design and Development 
Arts and Cultural Studies 
Digital Arts 

Some specialized skills required: 
Good Writing skills 
Knowledge of wordpress/ site builders 
Strong computer skills, 

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship: 
Finalize design, content, layout, and site navigation 
Publish the website for a soft launch

Monday, February 12, 2018




We invite anyone interested in history and supporting their local Museum to attend our Annual General Meeting on March 1, 2018 at 6 pm. Come and learn about the Society’s plans for the coming year.  Learn how you can support our committee to build a new Museum and Archives. $20/ person membership fee supports the operation of the Museums in Lacombe. For more information please call (403) 782-3933
or visit us online

The Lacombe & District Historical Society
6 PM on Thursday March 1, 2018
5005 – 50 AVE Lacombe, AB

Monday, November 6, 2017


The Lacombe & District Historical Society's newest exhibit Reflections on Vimy can be viewed at the Lacombe Memorial Centre September 30 to November 13, 2017 and is also available online as a virtual exhibit at:

For more virtual exhibits by the Lacombe & District Historical Society visit the Virtual Exhibit Page on this site.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

End of Summer, Start of Fall!

As summer ends, we will be returning to our Summer Hours!
As sad as we are to see the summer end, we have many exciting events planned for this fall. There is the Culture and Harvest Festival happening the last weekend of September (Sept. 30th-Oct.1st). Keep your eyes open for more information coming soon.
We are also very excited to announce that there will be a new exhibit going up. First will be Reflections on Vimy which will be opening at the Lacombe Memorial Centre September #0th at 6:30 pm and will be on display until November 12th.
Also, in conjunction with the Culture and Harvest Festival, the ‘National Context, Local Needs: A Pictorial History of the Lacombe Experimental Station’ will be on display in the pavilion at the agricultural grounds for September 30th and October 1st.
At the Flatiron building there will be the community Memory Project on display with pictures and photos that were submitted.

Stay tuned here and on Facebook for updates on our exciting fall and winter events.