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Summer Job Advertisement—Museum: Palaeontology Lab Assistant

Program stream:
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

Job title:
Museum: Palaeontology Lab Assistant
Organization name:
Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Inc.
Job location:
Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK
Length of assignment:
2019-05-13 - 2019-07-27 (11 weeks)
Hourly wage:
$16.25

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum are seeking a student to work as a Lab Assistant in Palaeontology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina this summer. The position will primarily involve preparing amber samples and searching for insects trapped within amber. The work will also include an introduction to a much broader range of palaeontological lab and research techniques, which may include fieldwork (in southern Saskatchewan), preparing vertebrate fossils, scientific illustration, and 3D modelling work.

Candidates must meet the requirements set out by Young Canada Works, and will require at least one year of post-secondary education in geology, biology, palaeontology, or a closely related discipline. Experience with microscopy, photography, lapidary equipment, and insect identification would be considered assets for this position. The successful candidate will need to work well as part of a team, and basic details of the laboratory can be found here.

Employment is for up to 15 weeks (beginning May 13, 2019) and the rate of pay is $16.25 per hour. Please email any questions about the position, as well as applications that include a cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Ryan McKellar (Curator of Palaeontology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum);
ryan.mckellar@gov.sk.ca