The Albert County Museum Appoints New Manager/Curator

The Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre is pleased to announce that Melody Land, MA, CPs. has joined the museum as Manager/Curator. Melody Land comes with a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector working with various organizations over the past 10 years, including agencies like Oxfam Canada, the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA) and the John Howard Society developing programming, teaching/facilitating, and working within the community to effect positive change.  During her high school and university days, she spent a number of years working as a guide, reference manager, and administrator at the William Henry Steeves House Museum, so she is no stranger to our local history. She brings a unique skill set to our mission to tell the story of the People of the Tides, the history of the people of Albert County.

Melody comments “As soon as I saw the advertisement for the position of Manager/Curator of the Albert County Museum, I immediately began working on my application. With my background in employment training and management, program development, and administration combined with my love of our home, our environment, our history, and our future, I look forward to effecting positive change here in my own backyard.” She went on to further state, “ I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen as the Storyteller at the Albert County Museum and R.B. Bennett Centre and will work diligently to provide those that live with her, and those who journey to see her, an engaging opportunity to experience, appreciate, and preserve our history for years to come.”

 Stuart Liptay, President of the Albert County Historical Society, said “Melody’s wealth of experience in the non-profit sector and previous museum experience has already made her a valuable member of the museum. We are excited about the upcoming season, and look forward to her story-telling abilities bringing the history of Albert County alive! We were very fortunate to find someone of Melody’s calibre living in Hopewell Cape. During the hiring process we were overwhelmed by the number of highly qualified applicants applying for the position, with applications from right across the country and from as far away as Egypt, and Scotland. It wasn’t an easy job narrowing the field down to one candidate, but I’m confident Melody was the right choice and will play a key role in moving the museum forward to bigger and better things.”

A big welcome to Melody! We're really looking forward to the direction she is proposing to take the museum in, and are looking forward to an amazing 2017 season!