Tracey Leavitt (1992-2020)
The Millet Museum has been a workplace that provides me great pleasure each day I enter the doors. I started at the museum under a grant to do inventory, with monthly Museum Studies training to learn firsthand how to manage a small heritage museum. Working with various board members and seasonal staff, I engage in taking on improvements and see each challenge as an opportunity to improve our professional standards and strive for excellence.
The Museum is accredited through the AMA; we were also one of the first small museums to be an institutional member of the Archives Society of Alberta and one of the first to be accredited through the Alberta Visitor Information Providers. Mentoring staff has been rewarding, as I get to see their continuing contributions to the communities that they now reside in. I believe I have challenged them to get out of their comfort zones, and to grow and learn.
It has been thanks to funding through the Canada Summer Jobs and the Canadian Museums Association Young Canada Works programs, as well as contracts with the Town of Millet and various grants from the Alberta Museums Association, Archives Society of Alberta, and Innovation Fund, that have provided the funding to support our projects. All our staff and volunteers have been able to create experiences and programs that our community can be proud of.