Current PositionsCollections Assistant (Maternity Leave)

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Collections Assistant to join the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (RTMP) on a fixed term contract from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.


How to Apply

Forward your resume with cover letter to:

Kathy Little
Support Services Manager
Drumheller & District
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 999
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
Fax: (403) 823-4469

The Collections Assistant will support all aspects of the RTMP Collections Management Program. Duties include assisting with installation and removal of specimens from public galleries, and providing support to preservation activities, including inventory and cataloguing of field collections, ensuring best practices in the storage and movement of palaeontological collections, and maintaining database standards of a large-scale natural history collection. The successful applicant must have experience with the use of digital cameras and photo editing software.


  • Collections management support
  • Digital photography and image processing
  • Computer-based inventorying and cataloguing
  • Storage and specimen handling


  • Degree in science, museum studies, or a related field
  • Task orientated and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience working with digital files in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop
  • Experience cataloguing natural history collections
  • Knowledge of Alberta palaeontology
  • Class 5 driver’s license


  • Salary $38,000 – $43,000 per year
  • 15 days paid vacation

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin January 20, 2020; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please note that this is for a maternity leave coverage.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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