Title: Seasonal Summer Programmer
The Programmer positions are funded by a grant that specifies the successful candidates must be students 15 – 30 years of age who have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the following academic year. Candidates must:
a) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
b) Be legally entitled to work in Canada
c) Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the beginning of this contract
Job Description:

Hours: 35 hrs/week, Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with the possibility of evening shifts as required.
Wage: $15.28/hour
Duration: Sixteen weeks, beginning May 8, ending August 25, 2018
Reporting directly to the Assistant Librarian, Summer Programmers work together to develop, plan and lead the implementation of the summer reading program at Canmore Library. The main goals of this program are to encourage children to read and to view the library as a positive space. This position is an opportunity for significant career employment experience for students who intend to work in the library or education fields.  
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and deliver an engaging summer reading game for the Canmore Public Library.
  • Plan and implement all daily and weekly activities, including but not limited to, storytimes, crafts, book buddies and junior librarians.
  • Be a visible and positive presence in the library as the face of the Summer Reading Program. 
  • Prepare, present and distribute promotional and marketing materials relating to the program.
  • Preparation of all registration materials.
  • Preparation and analysis of program statistics.
  • Work within a specified budget.
  • Solicit prize donations from local businesses.
  • Library clerical duties: checking books in and out, assisting library patrons, shelving, answering phones and other duties as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.  
Successful candidates will have preferably completed at least one year of post-secondary education and they must be returning to school in the fall. Those with previous experience working with children and/or have demonstrated interest in children’s programming will be given preference.
  • Enthusiasm for reading, libraries and literacy
  • Interest and/or experience working with children
  • Ability to meet and communicate with the public with confidence and courtesy
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Obtain a Vulnerable Sector police check
  • Proven experience working with children aged 4 to 12
  • Proven organizational, leadership and planning skills
  • Strong French language skills are an asset.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tegan Madge or bring it by in person to the Canmore Public Library.
Applications will be accepted until April 16th, 2018.
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.