Summer Reading Club (SRC) Assistant

Cochrane Public Library | Cochrane, Alberta

Full-Time Limited Term

(Competition T23-02): Term June 26 – August 18, 2023

The Cochrane Public Library is looking for a vibrant, engaged, library loving individual to work as our SRC Assistant.

Job Description: The SRC Assistant is responsible for facilitating the Library’s annual Summer Reading Club.  This position will:  create and distribute promotional materials for social media, online and in-house; collaborate with the SRC Coordinator and/or other program staff to deliver engaging programming to children from July to August; and evaluate the success of the program.

Responsibilities & Outcomes:

  • Delivers children’s program activities, on and off-site
  • Creates and distributes SRC promotional materials
  • Provides and promotes all membership services
  • Answers directional questions
  • Provides information and readers’ services
  • Provides technology assistance
  • Works positively and productively with staff and customers
  • Demonstrates continuous individual growth and development
  • Advocates for the public library and is knowledgeable about all services
  • Other related duties.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Some public library experience preferred and/or combination of Education Degree or Early Childhood Development Diploma with programming and customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English communication
  • Fluency in languages other than English an asset
  • Intermediate technological literacy skills
  • One to two years of customer service experience; previous public library experience preferred
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license and Driver’s Abstract (may be required); ability to satisfy insurance requirements
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the grant funding body, including:
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, and;
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Lifting and pushing up to 10 kg of library materials
  • Shift work required
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend, raise arms above shoulders, read small print
  • Repetitive hand movement for extended periods of time
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Concentrated sensory attention is required to ensure accuracy
  • Works at off-site locations, as required

Schedule: This is a full-time term position with 40 set hours per week, to be initially scheduled as follows:

Week 1: Week 2: 

*This position will require occasional evenings and weekends

Term position: June 26, 2023 – August 18, 2023

Compensation: $20.00 per hour

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the HR Manager via email at

*Subject line of email should include competition # referenced above.

Closing Date: This posting will close at 5pm on Friday, May 19, 2023.

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