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Please note that due to the large volume of applications received for library positions, we are unable to respond to phone, email, or in-person inquiries regarding status or to provide individual feedback on applications. We thank all applicants for their interest in these positions; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Programming Assistant

Total hours per week: 30-35 hrs per week (2 positions available)

Compensation: $18.00/hr

Note: This position consists of varied schedules – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

This is a Canada Summer Jobs grant position:

  • It is open to youth aged 15 – 30
  • The position is dependent on receiving the Summer Jobs grant

Position Summary

The MPL Summer Programming Assistant is an outgoing and creative person who is able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment and has a passion for programming. This position includes preparing and leading activities for patrons of all ages, especially in relation to the Summer Reading Club. This role will also participate in engaging patrons of all ages in a variety of programming and promoting the library as a safe and supportive learning and leisure centre. This position will also assist staff as needed with other tasks related to providing library services to the community. Evening and weekend work is required.

What do you need to bring to this position?

Education or experience in the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • Early Childhood Education / Child and Youth Studies
  • Communications / Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Education / Sociology

A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community and the ability to think outside the box.

Previous experience in creating and delivering programs for the public will be considered an asset.

Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public.

Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.

Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Comfortable working with patrons of all ages including children, adults, seniors, etc.

Physical requirements: This position will include periods of frequent standing, bending, lifting and carrying library materials of up to 50 pounds, pushing and pulling book carts up to 125 pounds.

This position requires a police record check or vulnerable sector screening.

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position to by 4:30pm on April 11th.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

MPL is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

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