Public Art Program Assistant, City of Surrey

The Rivers that Connect Us, k’wy’i’y’e Spring Salmon Studio (Drew Atkins, Phyllis Atkins, and Aaron Jordan)

Community Services Assistant 3 – Public Art Program Assistant

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The City of Surrey is looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative Public Art Assistant to support a growing Public Art Program that is creatively enhancing the City’s urban landscape. The Public Art Assistant supports a wide variety of work within the public art portfolio, including preparing information packages, conducting maintenance checks, supporting the coordination of maintenance work, supporting selection panels, and liaising with artists.

The candidate will be familiar with public artwork fabrication and project management, contemporary art practices and data management practices. Reporting to the Public Art Coordinator, the Public Art Assistant is a key member of the team that manages the City’s Public Art Collection. This is an excellent opportunity for someone pursuing a career in Arts, Culture or Heritage.

Employment Status

Union – CUPE Local 402 – Auxiliary
Hourly wage: $24.79/hour


  • Assess, organize, and appropriately file public art documentation.
  • Assist in the restoration of public artworks.
  • Undertake primary and secondary source research.
  • Support the preparation of artist calls for release to the public.
  • Provide general support to Public Art Program initiatives.


  • Completion of Grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by 2 years related experience including supervision in cultural work or area of specialty or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a safe driving history.
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR C Certificate.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Work experience within a cultural organization (asset).
  • An understanding of artwork fabrication techniques and contemporary art practices (asset).

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply by July 7, 2023 at to Job ID 5326.

Please contact OR 604-591-4660

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