Kristine FlynnVolunteer Engagement Manager
Kristine’s museum career started at the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre and she has been hooked on museums ever since. She joined the WDM in 2008.
From the WDM Corporate Office, Kristine manages and supports the work of volunteer coordinators and assistants at the Western Development Museum’s (WDM) five locations. Together, they oversee over 700 volunteers who generously dedicate their time and talent to making the WDM a living and vibrant space. Previously, Kristine worked as part of the WDM Education team creating and delivering engaging school and public programs. She also oversees the Heritage Saskatchewan award-winning Introduction to Blacksmithing courses.
She holds a BA (Hons.) in History and Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, certificates in public programming, and is a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). She is also proud to be a 2019 Leadership Saskatoon and 2016 Betty-Anne Heggie Womentorship Program alumna.
Kristine is active in the volunteer management and museum communities as well as the local communities she calls home. She has worked with MAS on their Museums and Education and Volunteer Management courses and authored their Education and Interpretation Self-Assessment Workbook (2019). She serves as Vice Chair for the Board of Directors for the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources – Saskatchewan.
She has been recognized with several honours, including the Young Professional Award from the Museums Association of Saskatchewan (2020), the Dakota Dunes CDC Literacy Volunteer Award from Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan (2022), and a Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada Impact Award for Exemplary Leadership (2023).