Archival and Curatorial Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Archival and Curatorial Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Chilliwack Museum and Archives
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Chilliwack, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-15 à 2017-08-04 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

Are you an energetic and committed undergraduate student, with a passion for History and Education? The Chilliwack Museum & Archives is seeking one (1) full-time Curatorial and Archival Assistant for the Summer of 2017. Maybe that’s you!


The Curatorial and Archival Assistant will participate in a wide range of Collections Management activities, gaining practical, hands-on skills in the Culture sector. You will learn and experience basic aspects of artifact handling and storage, conservation, as well as other principles and practices of cultural resource management. You will participate in specific projects, including digitizing oral histories, and promoting access to historic resources.


Chilliwack is a city of 90, 000, located in the scenic Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, Chillliwack is home to limitless outdoor recreational opportunities in its mountains, lakes, and rivers. As the second oldest city in B.C., Chilliwack is also rich in history. For centuries, the Sto:lo have lived well in the Chilliwack region, with close relationships connected to the land and the rivers - uniquely intertwined with the cedar and the salmon. Only 100km east of Vancouver, Chilliwackis a growing community on the doorstep of this vibrant Canadian cosmopolitan centre. Established in the 1950s, the Chilliwack Museum and Archives is the trusted repository for the community's historic resources.


Position dependent on funding and the following eligibility criteria:


Must be a Canadian student, legally entitled to study and work in Canada. You must be registered in the Young Canada Works inventory at www.youngcanadaworks.ca and you must be between the ages of 16 and 30. You must also have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job. You must be willing to commit to a work assignment up to 16 weeks.


For more information about the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, visit our website at www.chilliwackmuseum.ca.


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