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Banff, and all of Turtle Island, is located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples as referred to in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This relationship to the land is further declared by the National Indian Brotherhood (now Assembly of First Nations), in A Declaration of The First Nations (1981). Historically, there is a long-standing connection to the Bow Valley around Banff for many Indigenous nations – Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina, Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, Dene, Mountain Cree, and Métis.
We acknowledge that we are on territory known as Treaty 7, which is a treaty signed on behalf of Queen Victoria in 1877, with the Stoney Nakoda (Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley), Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika), and Tsuut'ina Nations.
Many newcomers, such as Peter and Catharine Robb Whyte, the founders of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, shared a unique friendship with the Stoney Nakoda people, who have called the Bow Valley home for centuries. We honour this relationship and are deeply committed to maintaining it, as we too are newcomers in this very special place.
In the spirit of Peter and Catharine Whyte, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies acquires, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history and culture of the Rocky Mountains of Canada by inspiring and cultivating the exchange of knowledge and ideas through our collections, programs and exhibitions.
The Whyte Museum is a progressive and creative organization with an international reputation for excellence.
• Reflects its cultural roots in the Canadian Rockies by developing and managing its collections for preservation, accessibility and programming.
• Relates to its communities to ensure that its image and activities are relevant, responsive and respectful of public interest.
• Fosters public support and develops its endowments allowing it to be independent.
• Attracts dedicated staff, volunteers, and Board who recognize it as a distinctive place to work and contribute.
The Whyte Museum’s Strategic Plan commits the Museum to the following goals:
• To establish the Whyte Museum as a centre of excellence for the exhibition, animation and collection of works of art, archival, heritage materials, library, and photography consistent with its Mission.
• To be financially responsible and encourage greater financial self-sufficiency and sustainability.
• To establish the Whyte Museum as an engaged, relevant and valued community resource and source of pride in Banff and the Bow Corridor.
Board of Directors
Marino DiManno, Chair
Donald Watkins, Vice-Chair
Dan Marinangeli, Treasurer
Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment. A full benefits package is available to regular and long-term staff.
The following positions are currently available:
The following opportunities are currently available: