We are currently looking to fill the following position:


Purpose of the Position

As a team player with initiative the Interpreter will provide a source of skilled support to the education department to create an amazing experience for visitors and ensure smooth operation of the department. This position is five days a week, including one weekend shift. Hours are primarily 9:00 – 4:30, but will include up to three evening shifts a month.


This position reports directly to the Education Manager.


The Hangar Flight Museum is a museum in northeast Calgary that aims to inspire dreams of flight. The Hangar Flight Museum will be a premiere destination to explore, engage, and experience the transformational power of flight. We are storytellers, stewarding and sharing the aviation history of Calgary and western Canada and its impact on our community. The collection holds rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft.

Qualified Applicants

The Hangar Flight Museum is seeking qualified applicants with strongly developed public speaking and storytelling skills who enjoy working with all ages. Post-secondary education (with preference given to education, museum studies, or humanities) would be considered an asset. A successful candidate will be able to work well independently and have good problem solving skills, but also be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn the history of aviation in Canada, especially as it pertains to the artifacts in our collection
  • Learn tours and public interpretation methods to provide outstanding visitor experiences
  • Research, develop, prepare and deliver programs based on the museum themes, including  school programs, youth programs,  public programs, and outreach programs
  • Assist with admissions and gift shop duties as needed. This includes cash handling, shop restocking, answering phone and email inquiries and giving tourist information about Calgary
  • Assist with events. We are a small but mighty team at The Hangar that is all hands on deck for major events
  • Assist other departments as needed


Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to multi-task and consistently follow procedures
  • Ability to work within a small team environment, and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, critical problem solving and initiative
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment
  • Knowledge of the museum industry and interpretation methods
  • Knowledge of the aviation industry and military history is considered an asset
  • Being able to answer visitor questions in a second language is considered an asset


Minimum Standards

  • Minimum 1 year of programming experience, preferably with children ages 4 to 12
  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education with preference given to education, history, or museums studies. Equivalencies will be considered
  • Must have an average knowledge of computer software programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher etc. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is considered an asset
  • Criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Proof of vaccination is required for this position due to school field trip requirements


Physical Demands

  • Standing on hard floors for long periods of time
  • Moving boxes and other support material (supplies, displays etc.)
  • Ability to lift up to 10 kilograms


$20.00/hour. The start date is flexible, however we’re hoping to find a suitable candidate for a June start date.


Position closes when a suitable candidate has been found. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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