martes, julio 21, 2015

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Assistant Curator (Palaeontology)

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.

Job Description: 

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 programs. 


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 engagement.

The incumbent Assistant Curator will hold a Ph.D. and must be eligible for a Collection Permit under the Historic Resources Act.
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 institutions.
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