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RED DEER PUBLIC LIBRARY

SUMMER READING CLUB COORDINATORS - TWO POSITIONS

May 3 – August 13, 2021

Join our team for a fun and fabulous summer at Red Deer Public Library! We are looking for two enthusiastic Summer Reading Club Coordinators to develop Red Deer Public Library’s virtual and outdoor Summer Reading Club.  

Responsibilities

  • Plan and carry out the Summer Reading Club including setting guidelines, creating handouts and booklists, and planning weekly programs and activities for children ages 3-11, both virtually and out in the community.
  • In conjunction with the library's Marketing Team, creatively market the Summer Reading Club through the library's regular marketing channels as well as virtual and outdoor presentations at schools, daycares, and playschools. 
  • Set up 2021 Summer Reading Club rules and prepare online and print handouts for participants, parents, and schools.
  • Prepare and carry out the virtual and outdoor reading program including designing of weekly activities and book bundles for children from preschool to school age levels based on the program theme: Out and About.
  • Develop specialized library publications, such as online book lists, related to the programs and library collections to be published on the Summer Reading Club website and shared on the library’s social media and through outdoor programming in city parks.
  • Prepare print activity packages based on weekly themes for in-library pick up, develop ‘Playing Summer’ family Kits to Go, and prepare the kits for distribution at all three library branches.
  • Develop and plan the library book bike park routes for the summer.
  • Develop, plan, and safely deliver outdoor programs that will bring stories, songs, games, activities, and outdoor fun to kids and families in Red Deer parks, following the current Alberta Health Services guidelines.
  • Assist with mobile library card signups/renewals and mobile lending of library materials via the library book bike.
  • Assist with other relevant library-wide events and initiatives.
  • Assist with the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Clubs as required. 
  • Gather feedback and complete a final report and evaluation at the end of the summer.

Skills and Experience

  • A passion for literacy, enabling youth to grow through reading, writing, and technology.
  • Knowledge of social networking tools, as well as databases, software, and tech toys available through the library.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting programs – music, drama, and storytelling background are helpful, as is knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience working with children and able to relate to customers of all ages.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.
  • Able to safely operate a cargo bike in a city environment in all weather situations.
  • A good sense of direction.
  • Always maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Keep the cargo bike and workplace clean and organized.
  • Report any maintenance or operating issues immediately.
  • Operate in a COVID-19 conscious manner with appropriate social distancing, masking, and hand sanitation.

Eligibility Requirements

The terms of this position are conditional upon grant funding and require that applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Hours of Work:  35 hours per week, including day and the occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Hourly Rate:  $17.50 per hour

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 13, 2021.  We will take applications until suitable candidates are found. Please send cover letter and resume by email to jobs@rdpl.org and quote Competition #2021-04.  We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  A Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Check will be required for the successful candidates.