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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!


Introduction 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.
Title Archives Reference Assistant (Community Assistant 3)
Posting Status Receiving Applications
Overview The City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department currently has an opportunity for an auxiliary Archives Reference Assistant at the City of Surrey Archives. Working approximately 24 hours per week, Tuesdays to Saturdays, the position is responsible for providing public access and reference support for researchers and visitors. The Archives Reference Assistant assists to identify and retrieve archival records for research use; ensures safe handling of original material; processes reproduction requests; assists in preparing descriptions for the on-line database and creation of finding aids to enhance public access; helps supervise volunteers; and provides orientation tours to visitors. The position reports to the Archivist.
Scope In this role, some typical duties include: retrieving and filing archival material for researchers, digitizing photographs, entering archival descriptions into the MINISIS collections database; undertaking preliminary research for programs, exhibits and finding aids; assisting with school programs and presentations; processing payments through the POS system; preparing deposits, tracking visitor statistics; ordering supplies; and using the CLASS system for data entry and program registrations. The Archives Reference Assistant assists to support the Surrey Archives/1912 Municipal Hall facility through program set up and dismantle, implementing facility safety and emergency procedures and tracking maintenance needs and supporting the overall public operations.
Requirements The successful candidate will have experience providing customer service, supporting researchers and handling archival records and collections. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and clerical capacity is required. Applicants must have effective communication skills both orally and written; strong interpersonal and public relations skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with researchers, volunteers, co-workers, community groups and the general public.

You must have completed Grade 12 and some post secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by two years related experience including supervision in cultural heritage work or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. As well, you will have a current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate (or acceptable equivalent).




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