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Work at the Canmore Library this summer!

The Canmore Public Library is seeking two post-secondary students to prepare and run our annual summer reading game

This opportunity takes place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta and runs from early May to the end of August. The Summer reading Game is a program designed to keep children reading during the summer. The program’s purpose is to promote literacy and community connections.  

Job Description: 
Summer Programmers are responsible for planning and delivering the Summer Reading Game at the Canmore Public Library. Reporting directly to the Assistant Librarian, the Summer Programmer will work within a specified budget to: 

  • Develop and deliver engaging summer programs for families and school-aged children, including storytimes and crafts.  
  • Promote the Summer Reading Program via in-person presentations at schools as well as through print and digital mediums. 
  • Co-ordinate the creation and distribution of program and marketing materials. 
  • Create and follow weekly programming schedules 
  • Solicit and distribute prizes. 
  • Gather, compile and analyze statistics and feedback from participants. 

Hours: 35 hrs/week, Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with the possibility of evening shifts as required. 

Wage: $18.72/hour 

Duration: Sixteen weeks, May 7 to August 24, 2024 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • 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. 
  • Prepare and distribute all registration materials. 
  • Prepare and analysis of program statistics.  
  • Library clerical duties: checking books in and out, assisting library patrons, shelving, answering phones and other duties as they arise. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Interest and/or experience working with children ages 4-12 
  • Enthusiasm for reading, libraries and literacy 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills  
  • Proven organizational, leadership and planning skills  
  • Strong French language skills are an asset. 
  • Proficiency in computer skills is an asset. 
  • High school diploma with some post-secondary education preferred 
Successful Candidates must: 
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada  
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada  
  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the beginning of this contract. 
  • Obtain a Vulnerable Sector police check

Please email your resume and cover letter to Audra Hiller  or bring it by in person to the Canmore Public Library. 

Applications will be accepted until April 19th, 2024. 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for the Library. We currently have no volunteer opportunities available, but feel free to fill out the Volunteer Application Form and we will keep your application on file.

Library Volunteers will also need to complete COVID-19 waiver form. Find the printable PDF below.