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Summer Reading Club - Project Assistant for Powell River Public Library


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Position:Summer Reading Club - Project Assistant
Employer:Powell River Public Library
Closing Date:2019-Apr-26
Salary or Wage:17.44 per hour plus 15% in lieu of benefits
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:June 17, 2019
Apply by mail:Rebecca Burbank, Chief Librarian
Powell River Public Library
100-6975 Alberni Street
Powell River, BC


- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Advanced keyboard (typing) skills required
- Post-secondary education preferred
- Ability to work in a collegial environment where respect for library patrons and staff is of paramount importance required
- Ability to work independently and take the lead with groups, problem solve and think on your feet
- Comfortable speaking in front of large groups, and managing large groups of children
- Access to a vehicle and valid driverís licence for commuting to local schools
- The physical stamina and ability to perform the tasks associated with this position
- Clear criminal record check and proof of job credentials required
- Ability to meet and communicate with the public with assurance, understanding, courtesy and tact required
- Confident in a technology rich environment, specifically Microsoft Office
- Experience with WordPress, Adobe Elements and SirsiDynix Symphony are a plus

Meet the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Grant:
a) Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Duties and Responsibilities

- With the Childrenís Services Coordinator, develop programming for Summer Reading Club
- Deliver programming for Summer Reading Club including: book clubs, special workshops, weekly events and presenting at schools
- Promote the Libraryís Summer Reading Club offerings by creating marketing materials
- Update the library website (WordPress)
- Manage registration form distribution and collection for each event
- Gather, set up and take down materials needed for the programs
- Report on the programís outcomes for the benefit of future planning
- Perform work on a wide variety of Library tasks depending on the project but always following established Library policies and procedures
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief Librarian or Assistant Chief Librarian

Additional Details

- This is temporary full-time position for the summer months
- Wages/benefits for this position are per the current
collective agreement between CUPE and the Board of Trustees
- The Powell River Public Library is an equal opportunity employer
- Applications should include a resume and cover letter and be sent to Rebecca Burbank, Chief Librarian by 5 pm PST on Friday, April 26th, 2019

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