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Community Services Assistant 3 - Surrey Art Gallery Strategic Planning Researcher
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

October 14, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job Description: As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.
City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey

Do you enjoy research and analysis and are curious about organizational structures and planning processes? Do you enjoy putting ideas into words and can take a data set and turn its facts into a picture? Surrey Art Gallery is offering a paid position for a recent graduate with an undergraduate or graduate degree in art history, museum studies, cultural planning, urban planning, small business management, and/or a related discipline.

Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, the Gallery is the second largest public art museum in the Metro Vancouver region. Exhibitions change quarterly and admission is always free. We show all forms of contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Our programs include engaging artist talks, tours, and multiple art making and learning opportunities with artists, educators, and other specialists.

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•Your research will contribute to planning several major initiatives in Surrey, including the future of the Surrey Art Gallery.
•As you research precedents of best practice models and strategic plans from around the world, you’ll begin the process of unpacking, categorizing, and summarizing the organizational and conceptual bones of institutions and analyzing how they communicate, inspire, and build partnerships.
•You will contribute to the process of planning cultural facilities that are catalyst learning places for everyone to become knowledgeable and empathetic, and our communities sustainable, tolerant, and resilient.
•You’ll work out of the Surrey Arts Centre, home to the Surrey Art Gallery as well as the offices of the City of Surrey’s Public Art Program, Surrey International Children’s Festival and Surrey Civic Theatres. You’ll be surrounded by creative people, and will be mentored by skilled administrators. You’ll be inspired and find your effort and ideas valued.

•Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by some post-secondary schooling.
•Emergency First Aid with CPR C certification.
•Demonstrate a curiosity about culture, and will have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and other presentation tools.
•Preferred candidates will show an interest in and an aptitude for efficient research and thoughtful analysis, skills in writing, organizing information efficiently, and will be a self-starter.
•We are seeking an individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment and thrives in situations requiring meeting deadlines and adapting to change.

This position is funded in part through Young Canada Works’ Building Careers in Heritage program, and therefore applicants need to meet specific eligibility requirements, including: are legally entitled to work in Canada; will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; and have completed a certificate or degree program (as defined by their educational institution) within the last two years. To find out more, visit:
This position will be for 17 weeks (up to 20 weeks, dependant on start date). Hours are typically Monday to Friday 30 hours/week, including some hours scheduled in the evening and weekend.

The ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 2483. Posting will remain posted until October 14, 2018.
Address: 13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3T 1V8, Canada
Opening Date: September 28, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: October 14, 2018 04:30 PM