Jobs at the High River Library
Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator (35 hours/week, 16 weeks)
If you are outgoing, flexible, creative, and have an interest in new technology join us for the summer at the High River Library. The Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator plans and delivers programming for children and teens designed to foster a love of reading and provide opportunities to express creativity. Anticipated start date: May 8, 2017.
The theme for 2017 is Canada. This summer, we’re celebrating all things Canadian! Inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way—the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
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 as a creative space;
· To organize imaginative weekly displays and contests;
· To partner with schools and other community groups and participate in community outreach activities;
· To promote the program within the community and at events, as well as liaising with local businesses and service organizations for sponsorships/prize donations;
· To co-ordinate 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 social networking 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 2017;
· 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 Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6 pm with a résumé and cover letter to:
High River Library
909 1 St SW
High River, AB T1V 1A5