Archives Collections Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3)

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Archives Collections Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3)
  • Nom de l’organisme : Surrey Archives
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Surrey, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-12-05 à 2018-03-31 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 21,90 $

Title/Classification: Archives Collections Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3)

Rate of pay: $21.90 / hour

Start Date: December 5, 2017

End Date: March 31, 2018

Hours of position: 3 days a week, 9:30am-5:30pm

Job Description

The Community Service Assistant 3 (Archives Collections Assistant) will assist the Archivist to make collections more publicly accessible through processing, research, digitization and archival description. The archival descriptions will be entered into the MINISIS database and made available to the public through Heritage Services’ SAMOA (Surrey Archives & Museum Online Access) search engine.


The successful candidate will rehouse, research, digitize and describe photographic negatives. All descriptions will be entered in the MINISIS database and will be made available to the public in-person in the Archives Reference Room and online through SAMOA. The successful candidate will be involved in other related archival tasks, including but not limited to assisting at outreach events.


The successful candidate will be selected based on their education, experience and skills related to the job. Candidates must have completed Grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution. Students enrolled in History, Archival or Library Studies would be well suited to this position. The successful candidate will also have a valid driver's license, 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 all positions are 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 for the full duration of the grant sponsored position and be registered on the Young Canada Works on-line candidate inventory. Must be a student returning to school, aged 16-30.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2017. Apply via

Characteristics of City

The City of Surrey is a geographically large and culturally diverse city located 50 km south-east of Vancouver. Surrey is B.C.’s second largest city (500,000+ residents), which retains a considerable agricultural land base (1/3) and is known for its urban forests, west coast beaches and riverine environment. Surrey has one of the largest school populations in the province with over 70,000 students. This combination of rural and multicultural urban characteristics gives Surrey a unique flavour. The community of Cloverdale is the location of the placement in Surrey. Cloverdale is a town centre on the edge of the agricultural land reserve. It has a small commercial area surrounded by rapidly expanding residential development. Cloverdale was one of the earliest settled areas of Surrey, growing up around its railway station, and from 1912-62 was the administrative centre of the Municipality. The Surrey Museum and Archives was established in Cloverdale in 1958. The Archives became the official repository of municipal records as the City of Surrey Archives in 1999, and moved into its new home, the renovated 1912 Municipal Hall, in November 2006. The Archives is located one block east of the commercial town centre, on the same ‘campus’ as the new Surrey Museum (opened 2005), and adjacent to Cloverdale Library, which holds a regionally significant genealogical collection. For information about current events and attractions in Surrey, please visit and

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