Community Services Assistant 3 - Gallery Curatorial Assistant (Auxiliary)
Organization: City of Surrey
Region: BritishColumbia
End of contest: April 30, 2017
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Type (Full time / Part time): Auxiliary
City of Surrey
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Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC's top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!

Are you studying contemporary art and want to develop skills to work in an art exhibitions?

Surrey Art Gallery is offering a 16-week placement for a candidate who is a full-time student obtaining a degree in fine arts, art history , curatorial studies, museum studies, and/or a related discipline. This position is designed to provide work experience in gallery curatorial department at one of Canada’s most vibrant visual arts institutions.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, methodical, articulate self-starter with excellent organizational and communication skills, a passion for art and cultural production and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Duties include:

  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of upcoming 2017 2018 exhibitions;

  • Collaboratively compiling research and developing resources related to these exhibitions;

  • Assisting with the archiving of recent exhibition documents;

  • Writing and researching for the purposes of cataloguing and interpreting works from the collection (including recently acquired artworks);

  • Participating in de-installation and installation of exhibitions


We are seeking an individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment and thrives in situations requiring meeting deadlines and adapting to change. 

Required skills include: 

  • Knowledge and experience in art exhibition theories and practices; 

  • Broad knowledge of contemporary art and art history

  • Excellent oral and written communication; 

  • Solid administrative, organizational, interpersonal, and research skills; 

  • Effective problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team

    You also must have:                                               

Salary & Benefits

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City of Surrey
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada V3T 1V8
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