Jobs at the High River Library

Summer Reading Program Coordinator (35 hours/week, 16 weeks)
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. Anticipated start date: April 29, 2019.

The theme for 2019 is Natural World
This summer, the TD Summer Reading Club invites you to unplug and take a moment to explore the stories and science of nature through adventure and play—to marvel at a growing seed, be awed by extreme weather, and wonder about our connection to each other and the earth that sustains us. Together, we’ll trek through the wilderness, real or imagined, and let our playful curiosity give rise to questions about the world around us, leading to surprising discoveries. Whether exploring in our own backyards or the world beyond, we’re sure to be amazed by the natural world and the role it plays in our imaginations and our daily lives.

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, Drama, or Computer Science would be an asset.
• Must be a returning student in fall of 2019;
• 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;
• Are able to prepare and present 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 15, 2019 with a résumé and cover letter to:
Mary Zazelenchuk
High River Library
1 St SW
High River, AB
T1V 1A5