BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
Heritage Services

Curatorial Internship 2019 – Community Services Assistant 3

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.

Work Location:
Surrey Archives and Heritage Services Administrative Building
17671 – 56 Ave, Surrey BC  V3S 1C9

Curatorial Assistant, Community Services Assistant CSA3
Rate of Pay: $22.79

Dates of Position:
October 1st 2019 – February 15th 2020

Days of Position: 
Tuesday to Saturday
10:00am – 5:00pm (1 hour unpaid lunch)

Job Description:
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 approximately 40,000 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.

As an internship position, there will be a focus on mentorship and career planning. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate pursuing a career in Museums or Heritage.

  • Assist to reorganize collections storage spaces
  • Rehouse collections items, implementing preservation standards and care
  • Catalogue and document artifacts using the MINISIS M3 database
  • Undertake primary and secondary source research on a variety of subjects
  • Facilitate collections access and use for exhibitions, research, and programming
  • Take and prepare digital images of artifacts for public access and long term preservation

  • Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last 24 months,
  • Work experience in a cultural heritage facility, with training and experience in artifact handling and documentation,
  • Valid driver’s license, with a safe driving history, and
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certificates
Please note that this position is contingent on Federal Government grant funding. Applicants must be available to work the full duration of the grant sponsored position, be between the ages of 16 and 30, and be registered on the Young Canada Works on-line candidate inventory.

Application Deadline:
September 2, 2019. Apply via

Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Museum & Archive Services
Posted: August 7, 2019, 4:00 pm
Expires: September 2, 2019, 4:30 pm