Job Posting: Canada 150 Program Assistant

POSITION TITLE: Program Assistant Canada 150 Events (CSJ)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Facilities Manager & Programs & Communications Manager

PURPOSE: To provide users of all NCPL branch with high quality library services in accordance with the policies and directions of the Board.

CANADA SUMMER JOBS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Student)
a) Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act 2 and
b) Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
c) Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
d) Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
a) Experience —- Working knowledge in the functions of libraries, library services, practices, and procedures. Familiar with general library and office equipment.
b) Skills —- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, maintaining an effective working relationship with library users and staff. Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team.

SCOPE: Assists with the delivery of NCPL Canada 150 events and programs in accordance with the library system policies and procedures.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Facilities and Operations Manager and Manager of Programs & Communications.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Often works in full public view with its intended interruptions. Work can be subject to deadlines. Location and hours have regularly scheduled hours at the Norfolk County Public Library. Schedule and location are subject to change.

IMPACT OF ERROR: Inadequate performance of duties would lessen library service, reflect poorly with Norfolk County patrons, have adverse effect on Canada Summer Jobs reporting as well as create unfavourable public relations, and poor staff morale.

CONTROL: The Program Assistant Canada 150 Events functions under the Facilities & Operations Manager in keeping with the policies and procedures of the library system and with respect to the guidelines and standards as set by the Library Board. The Program Assistant Canada 150 Events also functions under the Programs and Communications Manager as well as the Collection Development and Technology Manager to perform tasks as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: At the discretion of the Norfolk County Public Library Managers the Program Assistant Canada 150 Events will perform any or all of the following duties in varying degrees:

– Assist with planning and implementation of a broad based Canada 150 community program.
– Prepare materials based on Canada 150 theme for children, teens and adults
– Research material for programs based on the history, mystery and industry of Canada
– Assist in the coordination and scheduling of story time and circle times to encourage participation and introduce young children to the library
– Prepare crafts, introduce children to arts and music from across the country
– Assist with activities centered on alternative types of literacy such as science, technology, engineering, math or social ideas.
– Assist with programs/events around ideas such as Anne of Green Gables Tea Party, Geocaching as modern Inuksuk’s, carving, etc.
– Attend meetings as required
– Provide direction to patrons, especially children as required
– Report library problems and issues to the appropriate Manager.
– Performs related work as assigned by any Manager
– Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required.