Summer Literacy Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Literacy Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Grimsby Public Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Grimsby, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-05 à 2017-09-01 (13 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,50 $


Internal/External Posting

Summer Literacy Coordinator

Temporary 13-week summer student contract

Position Summary

The Summer Literacy Coordinator will develop and plan a summer literacy support program (R.E.A.D.) for struggling readers (grades 2 to 6) and assist with the library’s Summer Reading Program. The Coordinator will review program goals and objectives and develop a program that assists children with the development of their literacy skills while fostering an enthusiasm for reading. The Coordinator will be responsible for promoting the program to area teachers and parents and will register children in the program. The Coordinator will gather participation statistics, evaluate outcomes, collect participant feedback, and will prepare an evaluation report at the end of summer comparing objectives with goals. The Summer Literacy Coordinator will also assist the Head of Children's Services in promoting the Summer Reading Program to area teachers, children, partnership agencies, and parents. The Coordinator suggests reading material for children and assists in staffing the summer reading desk. The Coordinator will receive verbal reports from participating children and will listen and discuss the book with the child. The Coordinator will distribute incentives to the child for reading and reporting and will be responsible for maintaining participation and reading statistics.

Education and Training Required

The ideal candidate for this position should be pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of library/information field, education, early childhood education or child development and be passionate about literacy. Ability to assist French immersion students in French language reading is desirable.

Special Conditions

Applicants for this position must be eligible and registered for the Young Canada Works program. Register and apply for the position at the Young Canada Works website. Visit for additional information and eligibility criteria.

Terms of Appointment:

Position to commence: Monday, June 5, 2017

35 hours/week @ $12.50/hour, Duration: 13 weeks, Evening and Saturday work is required.

To Apply:

YCW registered applicants should apply online at or submit a resume and cover letter by 5 PM on Friday May 12, 2017 to:

Kathryn Drury, CEO and Chief Librarian

Grimsby Public Library

18 Carnegie Lane,

Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1


The Grimsby Public Library is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please advise the Library to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout the process.

We thank all applicants for their interest;

However, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


The Town of Grimsby is a beautiful and vibrant community nestled between the Niagara escarpment and Lake Ontario.

The Grimsby Public Library's mission is to bring information, ideas, and people of all ages together to enrich lives, promote literacy and build community. With an ever expanding number of services and collections, we strive to provide our patrons with equal access to a diverse range of books, literature & video, various cultural & educational resources, and the technological equipment & devices to help our community grow.

Rich in literary tradition, the Grimsby Public Library presents the Grimsby Author Series annually. This series is now in its 15th season of bringing established and up and coming Canadian authors to the Niagara Region.

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