Work @ HRL

Summer Reading Program Coordinator
(35 hours/week, 16 weeks)

If you are outgoing, flexible, self-directed, and have an interest community engagement join us at the High River Library. The High River Library is a public library providing a variety of programs and services to residents of High River and the surrounding area. The Summer Reading Program Coordinator plans and delivers programming for children and teens designed to foster a love of reading and provide opportunities to express creativity.

This summer let’s gather together to cheer each other on as we achieve our personal best. We can play on a team, knowing we’re better together, or play on our own to see how far we can go. We’ll learn about our world, ourselves and each other through play and if we stumble along the way, we’ll get up laughing and keep on trying, because failing is sometimes part of the game.

High River is a beautiful small community (population 14,052) in southern Alberta located 68 kilometres south of Calgary and less than an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. The town is rich in arts and culture, notable residents have included the writer, W.O. Mitchell and former Prime Minister Joe Clark. High River has small town friendliness, a historic downtown, parks, a farmer’s market and festivals and events throughout the year. Visit the Town’s website at:

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 and the outdoors 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 coordinate 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, or Drama would be an asset.
  • Must be a returning student in fall of 2020;
  • 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;
  • Have experience in preparing and presenting 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 March 27, 2020 with a résumé and cover letter. The High River Library is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates including youth with a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities, and new Canadians to apply for the position. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact

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

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.