Established in 1853 - making it one of the oldest communities in Alberta - the Lac La Biche Mission is a beautiful National Historic Site located on the shores of picturesque Lac La Biche lake. This 45-acre site, including several restored historical buildings, numerous displays and an interpretive centre, offers visitors a link to the past through guided tours, all just a short drive away.

Come walk through the fully restored 1894 Convent where some of Alberta's first European residents - the nuns of the Mission - spent their days. There you will see numerous displays featuring antiques once used by the nuns, priests and children residing at the Mission site.

We are an officially designated Provincial Historic Resource and a Parks Canada National Historic Site.

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Position Title: Site Administrator

Reports to: Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society Board

Start date: April 11th 2021

End date: October 28th 2022 with possibility of extension (maternity leave replacement)

Location: Lac La Biche, Alberta

Salary range: $44,000 to $48,000 depending on experience and qualifications

The Lac La Biche Mission is a National Historic Site and a Provincial Resource. There are many restored buildings, including a Convent and a Church, exhibits and a Visitor Center. The Mission is situated on the scenic shores of Lac La Biche lake in Northeastern Alberta.


Administrative Duties:

  • Prepare and submit:

o Grant/sponsorship applications (government and private sector)

o Financial accountability reports associated with the grants/sponsorship funding received

o Bingo, raffle and casino license applications and reports

  • Conduct bi-monthly payroll

  • Ensure invoices are paid in a timely fashion

  • Attend monthly board meetings, taking and preparing meeting minutes and presenting monthly administrative reports

  • Make recommendations for purchases and site improvements to the Board

Curator duties:

  • Install displays/exhibits

  • Use Past Perfect to manage the collection (donations, loans, permanent collection)

  • Develop interpretive programming associated with the exhibits

  • Lead tours and assist the students with learning the guided tour process

Event Management

  • Work directly with the Board to organize, implement and evaluate Lac La Biche Mission events, often taking the lead role

  • Secure required contractors for event success, such as caterers, entertainers, etc.

Working with volunteers, summer students and contractors

  • Secure volunteers as needed for events and to work casinos

  • Provide appropriate training and supervision for volunteers and students

  • Supervision of contract staff and reporting progress made to the Board

Communications and Liaison

  • Attend meetings, representing the Lac La Biche Mission

  • Responsible for social media communications, including updating the website

  • Act as a liaison between government representatives, organizations/business representatives, site visitors, contractors, employees and the Board of Directors

  • Report directly to the Chair of the Lac La Biche Mission Board

Other duties as assigned by the Board.


Bilingual (French and English) candidate required


  • University degree or certificate in Museum Studies or equivalent and/or 2-3 years relevant work experience

  • A combination of related education and experience may be considered

  • Supervisory experience is an asset


  • Grant writing knowledge

  • Basic payroll and accounting knowledge

  • Knowledge regarding employment standards

  • Knowledge of PastPerfect Software an asset

  • Knowledge of Northern Alberta history an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Creativity and resourcefulness


Must submit a criminal record check, vulnerability sector check, child welfare check and a driver abstract that meets the satisfaction of the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society.

Working Conditions:

  • Some overtime may be required to meet deadlines and to implement special events. In the event of overtime, please note you will not be paid for the time but instead the time can be taken in lieu of those hours.

  • Work schedule:

o May 1st – September 30th – This position will work 5 days a week/40 hours. This may include Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. The goal for the employee is to have 2 consecutive days off in a row (which may vary according to the work schedule).

o October 1st to April 30th – This position will work 4 days a week/32 hours weekly and scheduled days off will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All stat days will be taken off with pay.

Please send your cover letter and resume to llbhs@mcsnet.ca to the attention of Mr. George L’Heureux, President of the Board, by February 12, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.