Assistant Curator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Assistant Curator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Heritage Services
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Surrey, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-24 à 2018-03-17 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 29,36 $

City of Surrey – Surrey Museum – Heritage Collections

City of Surrey

Location: Surrey Museum

17710 – 56A Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S 5H8

Title/Classification: Collections Assistant

Rate of Pay: $29.36

Days of Position: Tuesday to Saturday

Hours of Position: 10:00am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour unpaid lunch)

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.

Job Description:

Heritage Services is seeking a recent graduate with initiative, and who has a strong interest in working with a historical collection. The position tasks involve the care and handling of artifacts, conducting research, cataloguing, inventory, and input of new data on the collections management database and on-line system of human history artifacts. Under the guidance and supervision of the Curator of Collections, the successful candidate will help to assess the artifacts in collections storage. The project represents an important step in raising the quality and quantity of information and descriptions of material culture in the MINISIS-M3 database. The results of this project will make historical information relative to the history and development of Surrey more useful and relevant for staff, researchers and visitors to understand better what the collection entails and how it directly relates to the city and the history of its people.


Working under the direction of the Curator of Collections, the successful candidate will review and assess various parts of the collection, including recent community donations. They will prepare an inventory, and input record field information on database; conduct research on objects including donor, provenance, collection relevance, historical and social significance and relevance to material culture studies; identify and connect with subject experts and professionals from the museum and heritage community; and prepare digital images of artifacts for public access by linking to the collections database and the on-line website.


The successful candidate will be selected based on their education, experience, and skills related to the job. Candidates must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last 24 months. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate program in, and a career interest in, Museum Studies, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Fine Arts may be suited for this position. Work experience in a cultural heritage facility is favourable, along with training and experience in artifact handling and documentation. The successful candidate will also have a valid driver’s licence, with a safe driving history as well as current Standard First Aid and CPR certificates (or acceptable equivalent). In addition, consent for disclosure of criminal record information is required. Please note that this position is contingent on Federal Government grant funding and the position may be removed from our website when the minimum number of applications has been received. 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.

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