Volunteering & Employment

Employment

Temporary Full-Time Summer Reading Program Coordinators

Two enthusiastic, highly motivated coordinators are required for the TD Summer Reading Program at the Strathmore Municipal Library. Anticipated employment dates are from May 7-Aug 24, 2018. These full-time (35 hrs/week) positions are conditional upon grant funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and run weekly activities for children and teens ranging in age from 3-17 for 7 weeks based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme and material.
  • Promote and market the Summer Reading Program within the community by creating handouts, posters, and visiting schools.
  • Solicit program and prize donations from local businesses.
  • Plan and execute kick-off and wind-up parties for participants together with other special events.
  • Manage the program budget.
  • Maintain program statistics and conduct a final report and evaluation.

 Qualifications:

  • Full-time student between the ages of 18-30 intending to return to full-time studies in the next school year, legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Enthusiastic about great books and intriguing stories.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs for children of all ages.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, supervising volunteers as required.
  • Experience in children’s programming is an asset, as is experience with music, drama, crafts, and/or storytelling.
  • Successful applicants must produce a criminal record check.

 Hours of work:

  • Typically daytimes Monday-Friday with occasional weekend shifts

 Wage:

  • $16.00/hr

 
Cover letters and resumes may be sent by mail or email to:
 
Rachel Dick Hughes
Director of Library Services
Strathmore Municipal Library
85 Lakeside Blvd
Strathmore, AB  T1P 1A1
director@strathmorelibrary.ca
 
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications must be received by April 12, 2018.
 

 

 

Volunteering

Do you enjoy working with people?  Have you always wanted to share your talent or hobby with the community?  The library is looking for new volunteers!  Our volunteers help us with many tasks around the library and we are always looking for people to help out.  Currently we are opening up our volunteer opportunities to include programming!


We are open to many programming ideas, but here are a few to think about:

  • Put on a knitting or quilting class.
  • Host a book club.
  • Instruct a class on Genealogy.
  • Host a Multi-cultural Storytime.
  • Teach a basic drawing/art class.


Ongoing Volunteer opportunities includes duties such as:

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading.
  • Assembling membership packages.
  • Folding brochures.
  • Craft preparation.
  • Assisting with special events such as booksales and author visits.
  • Dusting shelves, cutting cardboard, and sorting labels.


If you are interested in volunteering at the library, stop on by, fill our Volunteer Application (attached below) and join our team!  We'd love to hear from you!

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