Collections Assistant

February 15, 2019

Our Curatorial team is always looking for volunteer support with our collections and archives. Duties may include photography, scanning/digitizing archival materials, data entry, translation, transcription, cataloguing, and research. A perfect opportunity for those who prefer to be behind the scenes and want to gain hands-on experience with museum curation and collections. Training to be provided.

* Some experience or relevant studies required. You must be at least 19 years of age to be eligible to apply.


  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of local history, or interest in learning
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions
  • Photography experience and/or capturing oral history is an asset


  • Orientation
  • Artifact care and handling
  • 1 x shadowing shift
  • Specific training as needed

What’s In It For You?

  • Work alongside like-minded volunteers who share a common connection and passion for Vancouver’s Chinatown
  • Learn about Chinese Canadian history and culture through training and development opportunities
  • Invitations to special volunteer appreciation events
  • Receive complimentary admission to the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, along with other discounts and perks
  • Enhance your resume, and gain references after reaching a minimum number of hours

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