Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Reading Program Co-ordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : High River Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : High River, Alberta
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-08 à 2017-08-25 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

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 High River Library is a public library providing a variety of programs and services to residents of High River and the surrounding area. 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.

High River is a beautiful small community (population 12, 920) in southern Alberta located 68 kilometres south of Calgary and less than an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. The town is rich in arts and culture, notable residents have included the writer, W.O. Mitchell and former Prime Minister Joe Clark. High River has small town friendliness, a historic downtown, parks, a farmer’s market and festivals and events throughout the summer. Visit the Town’s website at:

The theme for 2017 is Canada!

We’re celebrating all things Canadian this year as it’s Canada’s sesquicentennial. Be creative in thinking of amazine children’s activities for the Canada 150 celebrations. We hope you’re as excited about this as we are, and that you’ll help us execute this theme with great enthusiasm to give our beautiful country the birthday celebration it deserves!

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 Criminal Record Check;

• Possession of a valid driver’s license;

• 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 at 6 pm with a résumé and cover letter to:

Mary Zazelenchuk


High River Library

1 St SW

High River, AB

T1V 1A5


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