Collections Assistant

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Collections Assistant to join the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The Collections Assistant will support all aspects of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Collections Management Program with the primary responsibility being the day-to-day operation of a database in support of a large-scale natural history collection. This position will also provide preservation support, including inventorying and cataloguing of field collections, following best practices in the storage and movement of palaeontological collections, and assisting with installation and removal of specimens from public galleries as required. 


  • Computer-based inventorying and cataloguing
  • Collections management support
  • Storage and specimen handling 


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


  • Knowledge of Alberta palaeontology
  • Class 5 driver’s license


  • Salary $38,000 – $43,000 per year
  • Group Health Benefits Plan available
  • Group RSP Plan available

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin April 30, 2022; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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

We thank all candidates for their interest; however 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.