Current PositionsPreparation Technician - Education Liaison

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology  is seeking an individual to join the 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 – Education Liaison

The Preparation Technician-Education Liaison position is first and foremost a preparation technician, with particular responsibility for assisting in the development, and support, of ongoing educational activities at the Museum.


  • Preparation and collection of vertebrate material
  • Molding and casting for educational use
  • Aiding as a technical consult in the development of Museum education programs, especially citizen science projects
  • Hands on supervision of education staff or program participants
  • Fieldwork duties may include the supervision of participants for the technical aspect of material collection
  • Outreach support; development of activities, and participation in events
  • Co-ordination with the head technician and head of education on the progress of projects, ordering supplies, scheduling, etc.
  • Delivery of tours in the lab


Bachelor of Science in palaeontology, biology, or geology. Masters of Science in  palaeontology, or equivalent in research related experience.

Experience in the collection and preparation of vertebrate fossil material.

A strong understanding of the Museum's mandate and a good knowledge of how and why research is conducted.

Strong knowledge of palaeontology especially as it relates to Alberta’s fossil resources

Experience in molding and casting is an asset

Class 5 driver’s license

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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