The City of Surrey is looking for a Curatorial Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3) for a temporary full-time position! As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, the City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Please see the job description below:
Located on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Salish peoples, the City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping to build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation, and community—join us, today.
The City of Surrey is looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative Curatorial Assistant with the experience and drive to work amidst a dynamic civic artifact collection and community. With demonstrated experience in artifact handling and documentation, preventative conservation, and database systems, the Curatorial Assistant aids in facilitating community engagement through artifacts. Reporting to the Curator of Collections, the Curatorial Assistant is a key member of the team that manages the City’s Heritage Artifact Collections.
The City’s artifact collections consist of over 20,000 objects housed and exhibited at the Museum of Surrey, Historic Stewart Farm, and other civic venues. The collections play a central role in the presentation, interpretation, and understanding of the City’s past, present, and future. The Curatorial Assistant assists in the organization and administration of the collections and works collaboratively to support access and use for exhibits, research, and programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate pursuing a career in Museums or Heritage.
- Photographs and documents artifacts, maximizing the use of the Minisis database
- Undertakes analysis and reporting of collection and environmental monitoring conditions
- Undertakes primary and secondary source research
- Facilitates collections access and use for exhibitions, research, and programming purposes
- Supports public access to collections via the online database: Surrey Archives and Museums Online Access (SAMOA)
This position has a 2021 hourly rate of $23.25.
- The successful candidate will be selected based on their education, experience and skills related to the job.
- Completion of grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution.
- Two years of related work experience in a cultural heritage facility, with training and experience in artifact handling and documentation including supervision.
- Emergency First Aid and CPR certificates or acceptable equivalent.
- Days of Position: Tuesday – Saturday
This position is supported by Heritage Canada’s Young Canada Works (YCW) Building Careers in Heritage. Successful candidates much meet the criteria set forth by the grant program, including:
- Must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last 24 months;
- Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- Are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, and will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with this position.
- To find out more, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works.html.
If you or someone you know may be interested in this position please feel free to apply at www.surrey.ca/careers.