Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. The Stampede contributes to the quality of life by promoting volunteerism, presenting a year-round slate of events, investing in youth and agricultural programs, and developing a unique western experience for the world to enjoy.

At the root of the Calgary Stampede brand are the core values of western hospitality, integrity, pride of place, and commitment to the community.

The Stampede is a gathering place - hosting, educating and entertaining a global audience. In true western fashion, integrity is at the heart of all our relationships. Our commitment to community is reflected in every experience and in particular by the people who bring them to life.

A storied and valuable brand, the Calgary Stampede is an internationally recognized embodiment of western culture and heritage. As one of the world's most enduring identities, it helps distinguish Calgary and Canadians through its principles and traditions.

Stampede Park welcomes millions of people year round as a business and entertainment focal point. Park visitors spend roughly $345 million within the province, in hotels, restaurants, and local businesses. The Stampede also generates millions of dollars in economic value during its full slate of consumer and trade shows.

Does your organization have other locations besides Calgary?


How many employees does your organization employ?

With a core staff of 1,200 employees, the Stampede runs a variety of community programs and hosts more than 1,000 events throughout year. Another 3,500 employees are hired in July for the annual Stampede.

What type of positions do you offer?

Full time, regular part time, casual part time, seasonal and limited term.

What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?

We have several open positions -

What is your hiring process / How can one apply?

All applications can be received online at

What do you look for in employees?

The specific skill set depends on the role; however, we are always looking for people who have a great customer service background and share our core values.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

Specific education/training and equipment requirements depend on the role.

How old does someone have to be to work for your company?

Some of our positions require our employees to be over 18 years old. You have to be a minimum of 15 years old to work for the Calgary Stampede.

How much will employees get paid?

Wage depends on the role.

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?

All opportunities are listed on our website

Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

We are currently partnered with several organizations within the community.

Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The Calgary Stampede exemplifies community spirit and involvement. We're eager to share our western heritage and values with you through employment, volunteer opportunities, youth development and assisting where we can in your own community initiatives.

The Calgary Stampede and Calgary Stampede Foundation help the youth of Alberta develop strong roots in their culture and heritage. Our programs enhance personal growth, citizenship and education.

The Stampede has 47 volunteer committees and more than 2,300 volunteers. Their time, energy and leadership have made the Stampede one of the most respected volunteer organizations in the world.

The Western Legacy Awards honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in promoting western values and preserving western heritage within our community.