The Prince George Public Library is looking for a dynamic people-person to work part-time as a Library Assistant, Children’s Services. This position will focus on delivering high quality programming for families with children 0 to 9 years of age (including Pre-School and Kindergarten) at both library branches and at various locations in the community served by the library. The position will also assist the public in the use of the catalogue system and answer basic questions at any of the library's information desks during regular business hours. Work shifts will routinely occur on weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evenings – with a substantial number of these shifts occurring on weekends and evenings.
We are looking for someone who is customer-centric. They should be able to adapt their behaviour to accommodate the unique needs of parents, caregivers, and young children with whom they are engaging. This includes being able to plan and implement developmentally-appropriate programming and evaluate the effectiveness of such initiatives. A strong candidate is someone who is willing and able to learn established library methods and adhere to the core values of the library profession. This includes being able to answer basic questions about the collection and the library’s policies and procedures, knowing when to redirect customers to other library staff with more specialized skill sets, understanding how to maintain and develop a collection of books and other library materials that responds to the public’s needs and expectations while operating within a limited budget, and being conscientious about protecting the confidentiality of our customers.
The library offers approximately 34 weeks of programs throughout the year, with 2 six-week sessions in the fall, an eight-week session in the winter and spring, and a six-week session in the summer. Therefore, it is important that this person be energetic, outgoing, and feel comfortable performing in front of and managing large groups. They should be able to keep the attention of both small children and their caregivers.
We are looking for:
- A minimum of two years post-secondary education
- Experience with delivering services to large groups of children
- A valid BC Driver’s License and the use of personal vehicle to travel to and from programs in the community (Note Well: reimbursement for mileage is provided)
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Computer literacy and experience with conducting online research.
- Ability to change and be flexible in a dynamic workplace.
At the Prince George Public Library, we are proud of our record of innovation, leadership, and service within our community and among libraries in British Columbia, and embrace our mission to “connect people and ideas, inspiring the community to Read, Learn and Discover.”
This position works approximately 15-30 hours per week and offers a competitive starting wage and benefits package.
Please send your detailed résumé in confidence by February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to:
Prince George Public Library
888 Canada Games Way
Prince George BC, V2L 5T6
Applications are to be marked “Private and Confidential.” The Management Team thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Your application must be true and correct. Disqualification or termination of employment will result if there are any misstatements or omissions of material facts in the application or hiring process.