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Curator of Archaeology

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is a natural and Indigenous cultural heritage museum located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Treaty-4 territory and the traditional territory of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Established in 1906 as Saskatchewan’s provincial museum, the RSM’s mandate falls within areas that are guided by Treaty No. 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is seeking to hire a Curator of Archaeology to join our vibrant and dedicated team.  This is a two-year term position with the potential to expand to a permanent full-time position in the future. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., preferably with professional (e.g. museum or university) or postdoctoral experience. We invite applications from candidates with experience in any field of archaeology, but our preference will be for a candidate with a research focus that is applicable to Saskatchewan. Our team is energetic and high-performing, and we strive to maintain a relaxed and enjoyable work environment. Curators at the RSM enjoy significant freedoms to lead their program in meaningful and exciting ways.

The Curator of Archaeology at the RSM:

  • develops and maintains an active research program, including:
    • developing and leading archaeological field work in Saskatchewan
    • publishing in peer-reviewed journals
    • acquiring research grants
    • supervising graduate and undergraduate students in thesis-based research
    • collaborating with and maintaining adjunct professor status at either the University of Regina or the University of Saskatchewan
  • serves as curator of the provincial archaeology collection at the RSM, including:
    • overseeing management of the collection (~2.5 million items)
    • engaging with Indigenous communities for matters pertaining to Indigenous archaeology collections
    • coordination of and participation in acquisitions and collection growth
    • coordinating the use of collections (including loans)
    • overseeing the collections database (KeEMu software)
  • takes the lead role in developing and curating museum exhibits related to archaeology in Saskatchewan
  • has excellent communication skills in order to disseminate information about archaeology through a variety of forums, including:
    • media and social media
    • professional groups/societies
    • public presentations

Our ideal candidate for the position is expected to possess the following credentials and skills:

  • A Ph.D. in a discipline related to the position
  • Understanding and appreciation for professional collections management at a museum
  • Skills to allow for effective communication to a wide variety of audiences
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills that promote team-building, collaboration, and a positive workplace environment.

Application for this position must include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (cv) or resume, and the names and contact information for two or three people that can serve as knowledgeable references.

The RSM is located in beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan. The capital city, Regina is big enough to have all the amenities of a big city but small enough to be affordable and with no long commutes to work!  The city is home to the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. The city boasts clean air, an abundance of greens spaces and parks, and an extensive network of walking/biking paths. Yes, the winters are cold but the skies are always blue and you just can’t beat a Saskatchewan summer. The RSM has been fortunate to attract a diversity of curators from across Canada and the freedoms they have in leading their programs combined with the benefits of living in a city like Regina creates a wonderful work-life balance.

We invite qualified applicants that bring any field of expertise related to archaeology, particularly as it relates to Saskatchewan.

Diversity is a core value at the RSM.  We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all staff, students, and volunteers. To best meet the roles and responsibilities that come with being Curator of Archaeology in a province rich in Indigenous history, preference may be given to Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) applicants. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:  approximately $80,200 to $100,500 per year.

For further information on the above position please contact: Dr. Ray Poulin: 


Application deadline: April 30, 2023.

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The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and T.rex Discovery Centre are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the land in an act of reconciliation to those whose traditional territories we are on.