Jobs at the High River Library

Children & Youth Program Coordinator (contract) 10-12 hours/week

The Program Coordinator plans and delivers programming for children designed to develop various literacies and promote the library and its resources. 

The program coordinator works in conjunction with the Director and the Assistant Director in program development, implementation and assessment/evaluation. This position also works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that service delivery, programming and community development are aligned with organizational priorities. 

• Assesses, with the Director, programming based on library and community resources and needs 
• Plans, delivers and/ or performs programs for children with a strong focus on literacy and/or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) competencies, including liaising with community groups, contacting performers, organizing program details. Will periodically deliver outreach programs outside the library. 
• Responsible for program evaluations as well as regular reporting on program successes, maintaining attendance statistics, tracking program budget, and making recommendations for improvement. 
• Books meeting rooms and maintains schedule of programming for library staff and members of the public. 
• Promotes the library’s collection and services through planning, creating and/or setting up displays, resource lists and other means as appropriate. May conduct promotions to outside organizations. 
• Creates marketing materials including posters, flyers, newsletters, calendars, and distributes publicity items in the community. 
• Maintains order in programming areas including office and program rooms including set-up and teardown after program events and cleaning equipment and materials as required. 
• Publicizes library services and programs on the library’s website, social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and via newspaper articles, radio station appearances, and other physical and virtual locations as required. 
• Proactive in participating in marketing, public relations, outreach, and fundraising activities including such activities as arranging class visits, liaising with community groups, library tours, trade show participation, attendance at other relevant events. 
• Uses technology in program development (introductory coding, iPad, Arduino, digital conversion equipment, etc.) and troubleshoots equipment as needed. 
• Other duties as assigned. 
• A background in community programming, library and information studies, education, music, art, drama, or computer science would be an asset. Qualifications include a college or university education or a suitable combination of education and experience; 
• Satisfactory background screening including a vulnerable sector criminal record check; 
• Driver’s license, in good standing, and access to a reliable vehicle; 
• Must be able to have a very flexible work schedule and be available to work days, evenings, and weekends. 
• Are competent in using Microsoft Office programs including Publisher; 
• Work independently and take initiative; 
• Can prepare and present programs that support literacy and learning. Can translate the needs and interests of various groups into effective programs and services. Demonstrate creativity; 
• Have proven knowledge of, and experience with, emerging technology. Feel competent in learning and using new technologies to design and deliver programs; 
• Possess effective time management skills; 
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
• Deal courteously, effectively and tactfully with colleagues, the public, community groups, and agencies/organizations. 
This is a renewable contract position (typically for 44 weeks from the beginning of August to the end of May each year). There will be some crossover between adult and children’s programming depending on organizational needs.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply with a résumé and cover letter to:
Mary Zazelenchuk
High River Library
909 1 St SW
High River, AB  T1V 1A5