Programs Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Programs Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Surrey Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Surrey, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-11-13 à 2019-03-23 (18 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 22,79 $


Advertisements for YWC Internship will be posted on the City of Surrey’s job site at:, on student employment boards at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and will be forwarded on the Lower Mainland Museum Educators and BC Museums Association listserves.

Location: Surrey Museum

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

Title: Programs Assistant

Rate of Pay: $22.79

State Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

End Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Days of Position: Tuesday to Saturday

Hours of Position: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch)

Surrey Museum Mission and Values

Our mission is to ignite young imaginations and connect Surrey's diverse citizens and communities. We contribute to community life by celebrating Surrey’s past, present and future through innovative, dynamic and delightful learning, storytelling, and creating shared experiences. We value:

Community: We are inclusive, welcoming every citizen of Surrey and visitors and are accessible in every sense: intellectually, culturally, economically, and physically.

Wonder: Our visitors often say “wow”.

Engagement: We are interactive, thought provoking, and fun.

Connection: We seek ways to be relevant to people’s lives today and create ways for people to learn and explore together through shared experiences.

Innovation: Our program is surprising and delightful, sparking inspiration, and creativity.

Stewardship: We responsibly care for the heritage and cultural resources entrusted to us.

Job Description

Reporting to the Visitor Experience Coordinator, the Programs Assistant will research and develop educational and public programming at the Surrey Museum. Specifically, they will be responsible for working collaboratively with numerous external partners on two projects: an Urban Indigenous educational kit and an Urban Indigenous Youth Afternoons drop-in program. Both of these projects will be completed in partnership with Urban Indigenous service and support groups throughout the City of Surrey. These programs will foster cultural understanding for non-Indigenous people, and provide culturally appropriate programming for Indigenous youth.


The successful candidate will complete primary, secondary and tertiary research (such as oral history interviews and archival research), purchase and accession teaching collection artifacts, create an Urban Indigenous educational kit (complete with teacher instructions, hands-on artifacts, a vocabulary sheet, additional resources, archival materials and suggested learning activities), and organize drop-in programming for Urban Indigenous youth (including a long-term, sustainable program plan that details topics/themes, required supplies, delivery technique, and relevant background information).


The successful candidate will be selected based on their education, experience in relevant fields, job-specific skills, interview performance and reference check. Candidates must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last 24 months. Completion of a Master’s Degree in Museum Education or Museum Studies, or a Bachelor’s degree in education, history, anthropology, archaeology, or human geography is desirable. Successful candidates must provide proof of qualifications. The successful candidate will hold current emergency first aid/CPR certification, a valid driver’s licence and have access to a reliable vehicle. In addition, the successful candidate will be legally entitled to work in Canada, not have another full-time job while employed, be between the age of 15 and 30 years at the start of the employment, graduated within the last 24 months, be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment, not be receiving EI benefits while employed, have not previously participated in a YCW internship, and be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check before a job offer can occur. Position is contingent on Federal Government grant funding.

Characteristics of Region

The City of Surrey is a welcoming and diverse community that speaks over 100 languages. Located 50 km south-east of Vancouver, Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 520,000 residents. The city is constantly growing with approximately 1000 new residents each month. Surrey is located on the traditional and unceeded lands of the Semiahmoo First Nation, Kwantlen First Nation and Katzie First Nation. See the City of Surrey website for further information at

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