Work @ HRL

Book Bike Outreach Coordinator

May 6, 2024 to August 24, 2024, $18.00/hour

If you are outgoing, flexible, self-directed, and have an interest in community engagement join us at High River Library. High River Library is a public library providing programs and services to residents of High River and the surrounding area.

The Book Bike Outreach Coordinator plans and delivers library services and programming in the community with our electric cargo bike. Activities are designed to reduce isolation, foster community connection, and enhance the love of reading.

High River is a beautiful small community 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 https://highriver.ca/

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver library services (reference, circulation, programs) in the community using the book bike;
  • To develop high quality, safe outdoor programs for residents of all ages, interests, and abilities;
  • To inform residents, seniors homes, daycares, and community groups about available book bike services;
  • To develop promotional materials, including setting up a schedule and updating the library's website and social media;
  • To promote library book bike services within the community by providing knowledgeable, friendly customer service.
  • To design surveys, report statistics, and evaluate outcomes;
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Experience with program delivery for a range of ages is preferred. A background in Library and Information Studies, Education, Social Work Recreation, Music, Art, or Drama is an asset.
  • Satisfactory background screening including a vulnerable sector criminal record check.
  • Must meet eligibility criteria for Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program.
  • Must be available to work day, evening, and weekend shifts.

You

  • Work independently and take initiative;
  • Have experience in preparing and presenting programs that support literacy and community connection;
  • Feel competent in using technology to design and deliver programs and services;
  • Have well-developed communication and relationship-building skills;
  • Possess effective time management skills;
  • Are able to safely operate an electric cargo bike.

High River Library is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified individuals including youth with a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities, and new Canadians to apply for this position. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact director@highriverlibrary.ca.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by March 10, 2024 with a resume and cover letter in PDF format.

Mary Zazelenchuk
Director
High River Library
e. director@highriverlibrary.ca
w. highriverlibrary.ca

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

Summer Reading Club Coordinator

May 6, 2024 to August 24, 2024, $18.00/hour

If you are outgoing, flexible, self-directed, and have an interest in community engagement, join us at High River Library this summer. 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.

High River is a beautiful small community in southern Alberta located 68 kilometres south of Calgary and approximately an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. The town is rich in arts and culture--notable residents have included 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 https://highriver.ca/.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop and deliver 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 and information literacy. The program will also incorporate introductory STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, math) concepts as well as engaging with the library and the outdoors as creative spaces;
  • To reach out to schools, families, and community groups;
  • To develop promotional materials including updating the library's website and social media;
  • To promote the program within the community and at events, as well as liaising with local media, businesses and service organizations;
  • To coordinate guest speakers/performers and field trips (in-person or virtual). Activities may include storytelling, creating videos, coding, outdoor, board, or online games, development of interactive displays, art classes, crafts, singing, or puppet plays;
  • To design surveys or other outcome assessment measures;
  • To manage the summer program budget, report statistics, and submit program evaluations;
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children is preferred. A background in Library and Information Studies, Elementary or Secondary Education, Early Childhood Development, Instructional Design, Recreation, Music, Art, or Drama is an asset.
  • Satisfactory background screening including a vulnerable sector criminal record check;
  • Must meet eligibility criteria for Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations employment program;
  • Must be available to work day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Your Skills

  • 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/incorporating technology to track, design, and deliver programs;
  • Provide excellent customer service;
  • Possess effective time management skills.

High River Library is an equal opportunity employer. Youth with a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities, and new Canadians are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact director@highriverlibrary.ca.

Apply by March 10, 2024 with a resume and cover letter in PDF format to:

Mary Zazelenchuk
Director
High River Library
e. director@highriverlibrary.ca
w. highriverlibrary.ca

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