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Nose Creek Valley Museum - City of Airdrie historical Photo

Why become a member?

Because we are a little museum with a big heart and big history.

Your museum membership assists the museum in achieving its MISSION of obtaining, preserving, interpreting and showcasing the history of the Nose Creek Valley and the Airdrie area.

Your annual membership can be purchased for $10.

/ Museum Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1701 Main Street S.W.
Airdrie AB Canada T4B 1C5

Buy a Membership

Annual Membership Includes:

  • A copy of the museum’s annual newsletter.
  • An invitation to attend the museum’s annual general meeting.
  • Invitations to museum special events.
  • Unlimited free admissions to the museum during the year.

Visit us at Museum Shop to purchase membership.

Gift a Membership

Visit us at the Museum Shop to purchase a gift membership.

Corporate Sponsorship

The museum needs Corporate support! We have 4 levels to choose from. Contact us or donate today to help.

Benefactor

$5000

Contributor

$2001 - $5000

Patron

$501 - $2000

Friend

Up to $500

Volunteer

Your greatness is not what you have, but what you give.

Being a museum volunteer is a great way to give back to the community.

The museum is looking for involvement of people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise. We will work with each individual to match their attributes and their availability to museum activities and needs.

The work is varied and can include activities such as participation in the current museum programs or assisting with research and clerical activities.

If you would like to volunteer, please call the museum at 403 948 6685 during regular museum operational hours to arrange an appointment with the volunteer coordinator.

All volunteer opportunities will be posted on the museum’s main bulletin board and on the museum’s website under Volunteer Opportunities as they become available.

Current volunteer opportunities at NCVM include the following:

Tour Guide

Tour Guide

Suitability: Individual Adult (18+)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assist in the delivery of museum school tours using the backdrop of the six permanent museum displays.

School tours are curriculum based and can include grades K-9.  Teachers tailor their requirements based on their school teaching modules.

There are additional occasions where you may be asked to lead tours for other groups or participate in museum special events.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

 On the job training consisting of job shadowing experienced museum Docents  as they lead tour groups through the museum.  In addition, documentation is available that provides talking points for each of the permanent displays.

Hours will fluctuate based on the number of school classes that participate in the program.

The opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of the history of the Nose Creek Valley.

The opportunity to work with a  staff and volunteer team that are committed to developing and delivering high quality programs.

There is a need to undergo a Police Information Check and a Child Intervention Record Check prior to leading tours.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • The ability to work both independently and in a small team environment.
  • A passion for people and story telling coupled with the ability to communicate effectively with all age groups.
  • The ability to use both of Canada’s Official Languages while not a requirement would be an asset.
  • An interest in local history.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • A desire to make a difference in the community.

Please contact 403-948-6685 in order to arrange a meeting with the museum’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Storyteller

Storyteller

Suitability: Individual Adult (18+) or High School Student

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Create content to be deployed to the museum’s website, Facebook site and other social media platforms and the print medium.

Creating articles of interest that will promote our membership, increase the number of people visiting the museum and its social media sites and creating an improved awareness of the Nose Creek Valley Museum and its activities.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

An encouraging environment that will allow you to use, further develop and showcase your creative writing skills.

Access to all of the museum’s files and archives to assist in content development.

The opportunity to work with a small staff and volunteer team that are committed to telling the museum’s story and sharing the history of the Nose Creek Valley.

Hours will fluctuate based on the weekly, monthly or quarterly schedules required for distribution of articles to different platforms.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • The ability to work both independently and in a small team environment.
  • The exhibition of the use of excellent writing skills.
  • The ability to communicate on all media formats would be an asset.
  • A passion for history, people and effective story telling.
  • An interest in local history.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • A desire to make a difference in the community.

Please contact 403-948-6685 in order to arrange a meeting with the museum’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Registrar

Registrar

Suitability:Individual Adult (18+)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is one of the most important jobs at the museum.

When items are donated to the museum the first thing that occurs is that each item is catalogued before it becomes an artefact that can be archived or displayed.  This is an exacting manual and somewhat repetitive process.  Each item is given a unique identifying number. That number as well as a description of the item is entered into several different databases, a paper record with the same information is created for archival reference and the unique identifier is written on the donated item.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

Extensive hands on training will be provided.

The opportunity to work closely with the museum Curator and get to know the inner workings of a museum.

Hours will fluctuate based on the number of items that have been donated and that require cataloguing.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • The exhibition of a delicate and gentle touch when handling items.
  • The exhibition of excellent penmanship.
  • The ability to compile and maintain accurate records of the museum’s collection.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a small team environment.
  • An interest in local history.

Please 403-948-6685 in order to arrange a meeting with the museum’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Suitability: Individual Adult (18+)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assist the museum Curator with the general business operations of the museum.

This position is an important part in making the museum visitors feel welcome during their visit to the museum.

The job focus will mainly be on front desk duties and administration support.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

 On the job training with an appropriate amount of time spent on assisting the candidate to understand and use the museum’s processes and procedures.

The opportunity to work with a staff and volunteer team that are committed to delivering a first class visit or other experience to the museum visitors and users.

The opportunity to gain a first hand knowledge of the history of the Nose Creek Valley.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • The use of strong interpersonal skills in order to greet museum visitors and to execute the room rental process as required.
  • The use of great oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to execute all front desk operational tasks.
  • The ability to maintain and to recommend changes to the office filing systems and to perform other general office duties.
  • The ability to help organize and maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a small team environment.
  • The candidate should exhibit strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Please contact 403-948-6685 in order to arrange a meeting with the museum’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Shop

Check out the selection of local history books, postcards, pins and other souvenirs available for purchase at the front counter.

All profits from the sale of the items at the front counter go to support museum activities.

/ Thank you

Nose Creek Valley Museum would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support.

If you would like to learn how you can support us, donate collections or volunteer, please click the link below.

Donors / Sponsors

The uncommon beauty, of common things.

Charles Eames

Nose Creek Valley Museum - Sponsor Cam Clark Ford
Nose Creek Valley Museum - Sponsor City of Airdrie
Nose Creek Valley Museum - Sponsor Sunbelt Rentals
Nose Creek Valley Museum - Sponsor Switchback Creative Inc.
Nose Creek Valley Museum - Sponsor Airdrie Festival of Lights