Employment Opportunity

Do you have a passion for Western Canadian ranching history and enjoy preserving and sharing this history with people of all ages? If so, we invite you to apply for the Library and Archives Coordinator of the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation.

The Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation, founded in 1980, is committed to preserving and promoting ranching heritage. Its vision is to inspire recognition of the importance of ranching – past, present and future – to Western Canada. Its focus is the management of The Bert Sheppard Stockmen’s Foundation Library and Archives at the Cochrane RancheHouse, located in Cochrane, AB.

The Library and Archives Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Bert Sheppard’s Library. The Library has an extensive collection of historic books, brands and artifacts. You will be responsible for maintaining and expanding this collection while at the same time allowing the public access to appreciate these items. Primary duties include:

  • Provide a great first impression to all visitors of the Bert Sheppard Library.
  • Acquire, preserve and make available our archives including brand records which are of permanent value to the ranching history of Western Canada.
  • Provide oversight, coordination, presentations and tours of the Library.
  • Coordinate and participate in the digitizing of the archive collection of cancelled brand files and search the files upon request.
  • Maintain and regularly update our social media platforms with relevant content.
  • Continually update displays and items from our collection to keep the library vibrant.
  • Assist in activities to support and promote the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation.
  • Assist and supervise daily activities of our volunteers.

This position will be approximately 25 hours a week and does have flexibility. The wage for this position will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and hours.

Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

While all applications are welcome, only those individuals deemed to have the best qualifications will receive a response. Download PDF file.


Annual Dinner & Auction

Please join us on October 20, 2018 for our Annual Dinner & Auction! Tickets are only $75.00 and every year the event sells out! There will be a live and silent auction, door prizes and a AAA Alberta Beef Prime Rib buffet. Contact the library for tickets and more information. 403-932-3782 Hope to see you there!


“Fall Roundup” Annual Dinner & Auction - SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 20, 2018 At the Cochrane RancheHouse
Doors at 5:00 PM Dinner at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $75.00 per person no refund
Contact (403) 932-3782


Stockmen's Memorial Foundation
101 RancheHouse Rd
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 2K8
Phone: (403) 932-3782