Current PositionsPreparation Technician

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is seeking an individual to provide technical support to Museum’s preparation program.


Contact Information

Forward your resume with cover letter include position or positions you would like to be considered for, to:

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


Preparation Technician

The Preparation Technician duties will include preparation of fossil specimens using a wide variety of techniques, materials, and equipment. Other duties include: molding, casting, and painting casts as required for research, display, and education; providing assistance with exhibit installations and maintenance as required; responding to public site reports.


  • Collection and preparation of vertebrate fossil material
  • Molding and casting
  • Interacting with Museum visitors while working at the gallery preparation table


Bachelor of Science in palaeontology, biology or geology
Experience in the collection and preparation of vertebrate fossil material
Strong knowledge of palaeontology especially as it relates to Alberta’s fossil resources
Candidates should possess some artistic ability
Class 5 driver’s license
Knowledge of GIS is an asset

Required skills:

Task orientated, ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Independent worker with strong problem solving skills
Must have demonstrated excellent communication skills, working well in a team environment


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Group Health Benefits Plan available
Group RSP Plan available

Deadline for Application: Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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