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 Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Collection Management Program by undertaking day-to-day operation of the collection database. This position will assist with installation and removal of specimens from public galleries as required. It also will provide preservation support, including inventory and cataloguing of field collections, best practices in the storage and movement of palaeontological collections, and maintaining the database standards of a large-scale natural history collection.


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


  • Degree in natural science, museum studies, or a related field
  • 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


  • Experience working with a relational database
  • Experience cataloguing a natural history collection 
  • 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 February 14, 2022; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Anticipated start date is April 1, 2022. 

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.
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 RTMP 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).

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.

These positions are subject to funding approval. COVID-19 protocols are in place.