Summer Reading Club Assistant

Posted on May 1, 2023. Primary Region: Cochrane, AB


Summer Reading Club (SRC) Assistant (Competition T23-02): June 26 – August 18, 2023

The Cochrane Public Library is looking for a vibrant, engaged, library loving individual to work as our SRC Assistant.

Job Description: The SRC Assistant is responsible for facilitating the Library’s annual Summer Reading Club. This position will: create and distribute promotional materials for social media, online and in-house; collaborate with the SRC Coordinator and/or other program staff to deliver engaging programming to children from July to August; and evaluate the success of the program.

Responsibilities & Outcomes:
• Delivers children’s program activities, on and off-site
• Creates and distributes SRC promotional materials
• Provides and promotes all membership services
• Answers directional questions
• Provides information and readers’ services
• Provides technology assistance
• Works positively and productively with staff and customers
• Demonstrates continuous individual growth and development
• Advocates for the public library and is knowledgeable about all services
• Other related duties.

Education and Experience Required:
• Some public library experience preferred and/or combination of Education
Degree or Early Childhood Development Diploma with programming and
customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of related
education and experience
• Fluency in both verbal and written English communication
• Fluency in languages other than English an asset
• Intermediate technological literacy skills
• One to two years of customer service experience; previous public library
experience preferred
• Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service
• Valid Alberta driver’s license and Driver’s Abstract (may be required); ability
to satisfy insurance requirements
• Ability to meet the requirements of the grant funding body, including:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning 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

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
• Lifting and pushing up to 10 kg of library materials
• Shift work required
• Ability to squat, kneel, bend, raise arms above shoulders, read small print
• Repetitive hand movement for extended periods of time
• Standing for extended periods of time
• Concentrated sensory attention is required to ensure accuracy
• Works at off-site locations, as required

Schedule: This is a full-time term position with 40 set hours per week, to be initially scheduled as follows:
Week 1:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Week 2:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

*This position will require occasional evenings and weekends
Term position: June 26, 2023 – August 18, 2023
Compensation: $20.00 per hour

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the HR Manager via email at
*Subject line of email should include competition # referenced above.

Closing Date: This posting will close at 5pm on Friday, May 19, 2023.


405 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB

Job type: Seasonal

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Contact Information

HR Manager
Phone: 403-932-4353