Summer Programme Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Programme Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Hanover Public Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Hanover Public Library, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-12 à 2017-09-01 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,90 $

Summer Programme Assistant (Young Canada Works) at Hanover Public Library.

Hanover Public Library is a busy community library serving a rural town of 7,500 residents. The library is open seven days a week, until 8 pm most weekdays. Working hours for the Programme Assistant will be varied and may include some evenings and weekends.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Assist the Children and Youth Services Librarian with the annual Summer Reading Club for children and young teens (an identified Local Priority);

• Teach computer technology skills to library users, particularly seniors.

• Assist with Canada 150th Anniversary celebrations, our annual Sights and Sounds Festival and recording oral history for local heritage.

The summer worker will assist in preparing programme activities and organizing events, and will present regular literacy-related activities for the children and young teens. They will work directly with children, design and run programmes, help them to take part in activities, select books and track their reading.

The YCW worker will provide help and computer training for people in our community who want to gain or improve digital literacy and technology skills, including using devices; learning Apple, Android and Windows; using the Internet and apps. They will also design and provide classes for clients at seniors’ care and community living facilities.

They will contribute to our cultural programme by helping with the library contribution to the Canada 150 celebrations and annual Sights & Sounds Festival in partnership with local groups, and record oral history stories of Hanover’s past for our heritage collection.

Our preferred candidate:

Must be able to plan for and implement a variety of programmes children of all ages up to young teens.

Previous experience and enjoyment of working with children is an asset.

Must be patient and calm and able to communicate well and teach people of all ages.

Must have excellent computer skills; familiar with Internet services, social media, and with a variety of electronic devices.

Must possess good time management and organizational skills.

Some graphic design talent and experience in arranging events would be an asset.

Ability to work as part of a team is valuable.

A clean police vulnerable sector check is required.

Candidate MUST be: (As required by Young Canada Works)

• Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

• legally entitled to work in Canada;

• between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;

• have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;

• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the summer;

• register online with YCW


Duration - 12 weeks, mid June to the end of August

Hours - average 30 per week, must be willing to work some evening and weekend hours

Rate - $13.90/hour

This position’s duration may vary, subject to grant funding confirmation. Part time work may be available to disabled applicants.

Please apply BY 5 pm on Friday MAY 19 2017 to:

Attention: Emma Shaw

Hanover Public Library, 451 10th Ave, Hanover ON N4N 2P1

Tel: 519 364 1420 Email:

Fax: 519 364 1747 Web:

The Hanover Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Characteristics of City/Region:

Hanover is a vibrant community in rural Grey County with a current population of 7,490 (2011 census). It is a hub for the larger region of southern Grey-Bruce, with many rural citizens accessing services in the town. Please see the Town website at

"Sights & Sounds" is Hanover's Biggest Block Party. Celebrating local culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy: live music all day, street performers, games, car show, barbeques, dances, and more during a week in late July.

The Hanover Public Library was established in 1906 and is housed in the Hanover Civic Centre, which was built around the original Carnegie library. The Library provides traditional library services and much more, including technology training, local history and heritage resources, and programmes and events for all ages. Our website is

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