Wandering Bard – Library Assistant

Northern Lights Library System

Temporary, Fulltime

DEPARTMENT: Member Library Services

SUPERVISOR: Member Library Services Manager

The Northern Lights Library System acknowledges that our workplace is located on the traditional territories of the Treaty 6 First Nations and Métis People.

Do you have a song in your heart and a bounce in your step? Are you fluent in both English and French? Would you like to spend your summer travelling country roads and meeting new people? Have you every wondered what it would be like to be a real-life Wandering Bard? If this sounds familiar, your D&D fantasy is about to come true!

The Northern Lights Wandering Bard will be responsible for planning and performing bilingual summer programs and events for audiences in all age categories (pre-school, middle years, youth, and adult). This is a remote work position that requires travel. In this role the Bard will be responsible to plan, prep, schedule program visits, communicate with internal and external
library partners and staff, adhere to a modest supply budget, travel to various library locations, perform programs as scheduled, as well as support Summer Reading Program initiatives, and other projects as needed.

At Northern Lights Library System, our libraries offer unlimited possibilities and inspiration to people of all ages to wonder, seek, discover, and share. Our libraries are community hubs that spark and ignite learning, discussion, innovation, and action. We do this by empowering our community and connecting them to ideas and experiences, inspiration, and insight. Serving an area of close to 175,000 people, we treasure our Small-Town Communities, while offering Big City Access.

• High School diploma or GED, minimum
• Undergraduate degree or Library and Information Technology Diploma preferred
• Ability to provide effective customer service
• Excellent communication skills, in both English and French
• Attention to detail
• Effective time management skills
• Excellent computer skills: comfortable learning and teaching new technologies and programs
• Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service required prior to hiring
• Valid class 5 drivers license

Physical requirements of all library positions include lifting library materials and transit bins, reaching to place materials on shelves, pushing and pulling book carts, and frequent standing, walking, kneeling, bending and exposure to dust.

• Salary: $20.10/hour
• Flexible work environment

This is a 16-week term position, requiring daytime travel and the odd evening or weekend
shift. Start date is May 14, 2023.
Hours: 35/week

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit cover letter and resumes before February 13, 11:59 PM to the attention of:
Jessie Morris
Member Library Services Manager
Northern Lights Library System

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