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Executive Director


The Canadian Energy Museum is looking to hire a full-time, permanent Executive Director to join our team!

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to Justin Williams, Executive Director at

Posting closes on May 5th at midnight. We thank all interested applicants – please note only applicants who are being interviewed will be contacted.

The Canadian Energy Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone, no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or persons with disabilities, to apply for positions at our museum.


The Canadian Energy Museum’s Executive Director is responsible for managing the operations of the museum and it’s team, managing the museum financials and budgeting, and making decisions related to museum best practices and standards.

The Executive Director is also responsible for the mid-range planning of the museum’s programs, exhibits and future events to ensure the vitality of the museum into the future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work in conjunction with the Board of Directors to develop a sustainable strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, province-wide, national and international awareness and prominence.

  • Direct the Museum’s operations, to include the alignment of revenue opportunities, development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.

  • Manage and lead staff (full-time, year-round and seasonal), volunteers, and consultants.

  • Create a strong financial backbone – balanced budgets, sufficient cash reserves, financial

    systems that allow for monitoring of financial status.

  • Work closely with the staff to implement robust fundraising activities and results. Lead and

    participate in all fundraising and development activities, oversees grant writing and developing

    relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

  • Serve as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum, establish strong partnerships in the

    community and enhance the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.

  • Work closely with the Marketing & Business Development staff to create an effective

    communications plan to raise the profile of the Museum. Oversees and directs development of

    marketing initiatives.

  • Manage, secure and maintain the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the

    collections held in public trust.

  • Advocate on important issues in historic preservation resources on the local, regional, national,

    and international level.

  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Develop and implement strategic plans with Board input.

  • Develop, manage, and grow an annual operating budget. Knowledge, Skills and Assets

  • Knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.

  • Strong skill in fundraising and audience development.

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.

  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, creating an effective partnership with the board of

    directors, enabling them to discharge their governance responsibilities and seek their

    engagement in sharing their skills, expertise and work in pursuit of CEM’s mission.

  • Competent in managing museum operations. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to

    work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.

  • Strong business management skills.

  • Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills.

  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings, when needed. Ability

    to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction. Experience developing, with boards

    of directors, and implementing strategic plans.

  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong

    business management skills.

  • Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills.

  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings, when needed.

  • Minimum three years’ experience in museums in increasingly leadership roles.


Compensation and Hours

This is a full-time position with some flexibility for remote work (one or two days a week). Some evening and weekend work is required.

The Canadian Energy Museum offers a benefits package to full-time employees upon completion of probation, and an annual salary of $67 000-$73 000.

Volunteer Opportunities

Collections Assistant

This opportunity is most valued by emerging museum professionals. We are looking for individuals with an interest in curatorial work to assist our curator in accessioning museum artifacts and designing exhibit spaces. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact us at 780.987.4323 or at

We cannot wait to work with you!

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