Resource Management Assistant

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (RTMP) is seeking a motivated individual with a passion for Alberta’s fossil resources to join the Resource Management Program to cover our Assistant’s one-year maternity leave. The Resource Management Assistant will work as part of the Resource Management team to preserve the palaeontological heritage of Alberta. The position involves communicating with the public and staff members regarding the laws surrounding the collection, preparation, and ownership of fossils in Alberta, assisting in the regulatory role of the RTMP, and tracking and mapping applications. Computer knowledge is needed to support staff, researchers, and palaeontological consultants in the research and protection of fossil resources.


  • Use of GIS software to ensure information regarding palaeontological sites is accurate and current. 
  • Support other members within the RTMP and consultants outside of the Museum by creating maps and layers.
  • Process Historic Resource applications, file, and mail various regulatory documents and reports.
  • Be a team member for various Resource Management-related projects
  • Participate in the education of RTMP staff and the public regarding fossil laws and resource management in Alberta.
  • Assist in the development of interpretation programs at fossil sites outside of the RTMP.


  • Post-secondary degree in palaeontology or closely related subject
  • Experience with GIS software, particularly ArcGIS 
  • Excellent writing, communication, and “people” skills
  • Familiarity with the Alberta Historical Resources Act and associated regulations
  • Strong MS Office computer skills; advanced understanding of Word, Excel, and Access desired
  • Ability to handle multiple project assignments and meeting deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record 


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

Term: March 21, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin February 10, 2022, however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice: The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that applies to all of its employees. As a condition of employment, successful job applicants will be asked to (a) confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof they are fully vaccinated*, OR (b) produce a valid negative COVID-19 test** on an ongoing basis, at their cost, completed within 72 hours of working at the Museum, starting December 31, 2021. Successful candidates who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of protected legal grounds (i.e., medical condition/disability; religious belief) may request exemption and accommodation.

*Fully vaccinated means having received all of the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or a combination of COVID-19 vaccines, approved by Health Canada to produce an immune response to COVID-19 (i.e., at least two doses of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) and at least 14 days have lapsed since the date on which the person received the last of the recommended doses.

**Health Canada approved tests (PCR and point of care antigen test) administered by a health care professional (at home test kits are not acceptable).

Forward your resume with cover letter to:
Kathy Little, Support Services Manager
Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce

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

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.

COVID-19 protocols are in place.