Community Services Coordinator 2 – Archivist
(Mat Leave – 12-month Term, May 2022-May 2023)
As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, 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.
Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey
The City of Surrey is looking for a collaborative and dynamic Archivist with demonstrated experience in archival collections management, arrangement and description, database systems, digitization processes, facilitating public access to archival collections, staff and volunteer supervision, preventative conservation, and community development. Reporting to the Manager of Heritage Admin. & Facilities, the Archivist engages in advanced levels of archival work, and leads service delivery at the Surrey Archives.
This is an excellent opportunity for an Archives professional with demonstrated initiative, leadership abilities and public service and communication skills.
- Appraises, processes, arranges, and described archival materials
- Acquires community collections and liaises with the City’s Records Management division for the transfer of City records of enduring value.
- Arranges and describes archival records according to Canadian archival standards.
- Provides access to collections through in-person reference services and through an online database and various social media platforms.
- Leads digital preservation and database management initiatives.
- Leads all aspects of operations of the Surrey Archives, including day to day operations, public programming, and outreach initiatives.
- Liaises and negotiates with donors, community groups and associations.
- Develops annual service delivery plans.
- Monitors budget, revenues, and approved expenditures
- Identifies and prepares grant applications.
- Supervises and assists subordinate staff, volunteers, students and interns.
- Works collaboratively with other City staff.
- Prepares written reports and delivers presentations to community groups, advisory boards, and committees of Council.
- Oversees facility maintenance, safety, security.
The successful applicant will be familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Call to Actions, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and best practices for archives. The successful applicant will have strong written and oral communication skills, experience working in archives, and be able to provide excellent customer service. The ability to think critically and quickly while identifying and recommending research solutions and resources is essential for success in this role. Experience in budget preparation, grant writing, administration, staff supervision, facility maintenance, and marketing and outreach is required.
The successful candidate will have:
- University or college level graduation in a related discipline.
- 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery of professional cultural programs including experience in facility management.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Must have technical expertise applicable to the specific role.
We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent opportunities to advance.
If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at https://www.surrey.ca/about-surrey/jobs-careers to Job ID 4562.
Job closes May 12, 2022.