The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is Canada's pre - eminent uni - disciplinary museum in the making, dedicated to the display, study, research, and collection of paleo - fauna and allied narrative drawn from the rich fossil heritage in northern Alberta.
Plan, organize and direct daily operations as they
relate to fulfilling the paleontological needs of the museum, exhibit
content development, visitor gallery tours, field tours; contribute to
advancing the museum as a world class facility and as a centre of
excellence for paleontology in Northwest Alberta; coordinate, develop
and review projects and programs; implement education
activities/programs as required by students and members of the general
public; participate in developing communication strategies; prepare
reports; write research grants, and as required, deliver presentations
and other duties as assigned.
Scholarly communications and research dissemination,
including print and non - print publications; Evaluation,
documentation, or professional usage of material culture and fossil
collections for research and communications; Multidisciplinary or team -
based wo rking environments; Interpretive and interactive content
development for traveling exhibits, education outreach and e - learning
The ideal candidate is an exceptional scholar with a
record of achievement in a museum/ academic envir onment, with peer
recognized research, publications, exhibit development work and
community engagement initiatives.
The candidate is a dedicated and creative team player
who will work closely with the Curator/Professor , Education
Coordinators, Docents and Volunteers.
The candidate will have superior inter - personal
skills and a principled commitment to and understanding of public
The incumbent Assistant Curator will hold a Ph.D.
and must be eligible for a Collection Permit under the Historic
The museum aspires to develop an on - going
collaboration with the University of Alberta to evolve into a
recognized satellite collection, repository and display institution. To
that end, the Assistant Curator will work diligently to meet academic
and other criteria necessary, in the best interests of both
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Evidence of published work, continuing academic
engagement, publications and in - depth knowledge of curatorial
practices, museum work and proficiency with best practices in
collections management, museum standards, visitor engagement,
interpretive and creative content development.
Please apply with resume and three references, to JCousins@dinomuseum.ca