Education

Current Courses Offered

Certificate Program in Community Museum Studies

In this course, you will learn about the role of the museum as an educational institution in the community. You will also learn about responding to current issues, planning and designing audience appropriate education and public programs, and writing and education and public programming policy.

Courtney Tuck-Goetz, B.A. (Hons.), (History & Classical, Medieval Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan) & M.A. (History, University of Saskatchewan) is the Education and Public Programs Coordinator for the Western Development Museum – Saskatoon. Courtney joined the Western Development Museum’s staff in 2018 and previously worked at the Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan for five years. During her time at the Museum of Antiquities, she held the positions of Assistant Curator, Education Coordinator, and Community Outreach Coordinator. Courtney completed her master’s degree in History at the University of Saskatchewan in 2019 with her thesis titled “Femina Furiosa: Female Arena Performers and their Roles in Ancient Roman Spectacle”.

Courtney has also been a board member, organizer, program facilitator, and mentor for Girls Rock Saskatoon since 2014 and is committed to the empowerment of local youth through music and creativity that is fostered in their programming.  Courtney brings her experience and enthusiasm for programming gained at the Museum of Antiquities and Girls Rock Saskatoon to the Western Development Museum – Saskatoon’s Education and Public Programs Department. Courtney loves being a museum educator because it allows her to be able to teach and interact with learners of all ages and skill levels. Courtney believes learning about history is an integral part of understanding the human experience and that history should be accessible for everyone.

Rates: $100 members, $150 non-members, $75 students
Registration deadline: Friday March 1, 2024

Registration Now Open!

Registration now open!

Deadline: Friday March 1, 2024

An essential component in the successful operation of museums and galleries of any size, effective marketing strategies work to promote the activities and programming of the institution and raise its profile to larger segments of the population. In this course you will learn the principal aspects of what marketing is and gain an understanding of marketing a museum in today’s environment. This course also looks at developing products and services for appropriate target audiences, branding, and creating a marketing plan. 

Carrie-Ann Lunde (BA with Distinction, English and Ancient Medieval History, University of Alberta; Graduate Certificate in Professional Communications Management, Royal Roads University, Victoria; MA, Public History, Western University) has always had a passion for history and culture. This passion led her down an academic and career path that resulted in a wealth of experience in creatively engaging diverse audiences using her skills in communication and love of storytelling. She has actively worked in promoting the heritage and non-profit sector for over 15 years and has taught marketing museums courses and workshops across Canada and the world. Her excellent interpersonal skills and comfort speaking to different groups has led to lasting partnerships with provincial, national, and international organizations, networks, and industry stakeholders. Carrie is the Director of Communications at the Alberta Ministry of Arts & Culture and Associate at Hatlie Group Consulting firm. She was also previously Communications Lead at the Alberta Museums Association, Head of Marketing & Public Relations at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, and Chief Marketing & Development Officer at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Rates: $100 members, $150 non-members, $75 students
Registration deadline: Friday March 15, 2024

Registration Now Open!

Registration now open!

Deadline: Friday March 15, 2024

Special Topic Courses

Many Saskatchewan museums have archaeological materials that have been donated from community members over the course of decades. Despite being common within collections what is less frequently known by institution staff and volunteers is essential information that surround these objects, including their proper identification, the organization of collections and site data, and provincial and federal legislation that govern their management. This one-day course, offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, will provide participants with the information and skills they need for the proper curation and management of archaeological materials in Saskatchewan museums. Topics discussed will include:

  • The archaeological history of Saskatchewan
  • Proper identification of archaeological material
  • Provincial and federal legislation impacting archaeological artifacts
  • Repatriation and handling culturally sensitive material, including human remains
  • How to record archaeological sites
  • Respectful display of archaeological artifacts

 

Participants are encouraged to bring archaeological materials for identification and to address any specific concerns they have with regards to their collections.

Karin Steuber, PhD, is the Public Outreach Coordinator of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been an archaeologist for over 20 years, working on the Canadian Plains with a focus on lithic technologies.

Rates: $100 members, $150 non-members, $75 students
Registration deadline: Friday March 8, 2024

Registration now open!

Registration now open!

Deadline: Friday March 8, 2024

*Please contact us about pricing, or to enquire about bursaries for those who want to access our programming but are experiencing financial barriers.

 

CMA Bursaries

The Canadian Museums Association provides travel bursaries to assist museum professionals (including volunteers) attending professional development acitivities. For more information, please visit the CMA website or contact them at 1-888-822-2907. 

Upcoming Courses

March 16, 2024
March 16 - March 17
1870 Lorne Street, Regina, SK, 1870 Lorne St
Regina, SK Canada
March 23, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Government House, 4607 Dewdney Ave
Regina, SK Canada
March 24, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Government House, 4607 Dewdney Ave
Regina, SK Canada

Request a Course! Does the course you want never seem to be offered in a place you can get to it? Now’s your chance to request particular courses and locations for the next session’s offerings. Just fill out the Request a Course Form. The deadline to submit for the Spring course session is January 1, and the deadline for the Fall course session is June 1. Questions? Contact [email protected].