Jobs at the High River Library


Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator
(35 hours/week, 16 weeks)

If you are outgoing, flexible, creative, and have an interest in new technology join us for the summer at the High River Library. The Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator plans and delivers programming for children and teens designed to foster a love of reading and provide opportunities to express creativity. Anticipated start date: May 7, 2018.

The theme for 2018 is Feed your Passions
What fires your spirit, excites your mind and influences your choices? This summer, TD Summer Reading Club helps kids find and explore their passions, and encourages them to share their delight with others along the way. Through books, programs, and conversations, TD Summer Reading Club kids can dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in others for new inspiration and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends and their world.

Duties and Responsibilities
To develop activity plans and schedules for various age groups; 
To provide an opportunity for children to be involved in hands-on learning that will keep them engaged in various literacies including digital literacy and introductory STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, as well as with the library as a creative space;
To organize imaginative weekly displays;
To partner with schools and other community groups and participate in community outreach activities;
To promote the program within the community and at events such as participating in the Little Britches Parade, the farmer’s market, and other events, as well as liaising with local businesses and service organizations for sponsorships;
To co-ordinate guest speakers/performers and field trips. Activities may include storytelling, creating videos, introductory computer coding, outdoor games, development of interactive displays, art classes, crafts, singing, puppet plays;
To develop promotional materials, including updating the library’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and writing a column for the newspaper;
To manage the summer program budget, report statistics, and submit program evaluations;
To perform other duties as assigned.

Experience working with children is preferred. A background in Library and Information Studies, Elementary or Secondary Education, Early Childhood Development, Music, Art, Drama, or Computer Science would be an asset.
Must be a returning student in fall of 2018;
Satisfactory background screening including a vulnerable sector criminal record check;
Must be available to work day, evening, and weekend shifts. 

Work independently and take initiative;
Are able to prepare and present programs that support literacy and learning for children of all ages;
Feel competent in using new technologies to design and deliver programs;
Provide excellent customer service; 
Possess effective time management skills.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by Sunday, March 11, 2018 with a résumé and cover letter to:

Mary Zazelenchuk
High River Library
909 1 St SW
High River, AB  T1V 1A5