Careers at PGPL

  • The Prince George Public Library is seeking applications for the role of Manager of Communications & Engagement. We’re looking for a collaborative leader with superior interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for serving the community. The ideal candidate thrives in a crowd, and is comfortable on the radio and in front of the camera. They will be a relationship builder with a focus on creating strong partnerships to further the library’s mission, vision, and values.

    Reporting to the Library Director, the Manager of Communications & Engagement oversees all official internal and external communications for the library, and is responsible for the effective operation of the staff and functions of the Community Engagement department. The incumbent is responsible for communicating the library’s key messages to the public, staff, and partners, promoting all aspects of library services and operations, and acting as the media liaison for the organization. The Manager works with members of the Leadership Team to develop communications and marketing strategies, coordinate the library’s advertising, promotion and featured events, and provide highly effective media and public relations. In addition, the Manager leads the Community Engagement team members in pursuing, creating, and developing opportunities for engaging with the community to expand the library’s reach and impact. This includes building relationships within the community to ensure the effective, efficient and coordinated delivery of community-led programs and initiatives. Responsibilities require the exercise of considerable independence and interpretive judgement in both the creation and implementation of policies, plans, and procedures. The position requires working flexible hours with some evenings and weekends.

    Closing Date:
    Friday, August 20, 2021
  • The Prince George Public Library is looking for a dynamic people-person to work part-time as a Library Assistant – Community Engagement. This position is part of a collaborative team that supports efforts to seek, create, and develop opportunities for engaging with adult patrons. This individual helps to expand the Library’s reach and maximize the Library’s ability to understand and respond to the distinct needs and interests of patrons 18 years and older, and particularly those from historically marginalized populations including Black, Indigenous and people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, immigrants and those facing accessibility barriers.

    This position plays an important role in the provision of literacy enhancing library services by delivering high quality reference and support to library patrons. This individual will regularly provide reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and basic customer account services to patrons in person at service points and by telephone or virtually; and adhere to established quality standards. The library is a fast-paced, high pressure environment. This role includes both evening and weekend shifts.

    This individual may also be tasked with identifying ways to improve community capacity with new technologies, and with providing digital literacy programs for library staff and community organizations.

    This individual may participate in day-to-day operations of Home Service in cooperation and coordination with volunteers, community partners, and staff from other departments and work groups.

    The incumbent contributes to the maintenance of a respectful and inclusionary workplace, meeting expectations that adhere to the B.C. Privacy Guidelines, and the Library’s quality standards, policies and procedures.

     

    Closing Date:
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Under the direction of the Manager of Communications & Engagement, the Community Engagement Librarian seeks, creates, and develops opportunities for engaging with community members to expand the Library’s reach in the community. The goal is to understand and respond to the specific needs and interests of community members of all backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, as well as immigrants and those facing accessibility barriers. The Community Engagement Librarian nurtures on-going relationships with anchor institutions, including civic agencies, non-profit and other organizations that play a vital role in supporting well-being and in advancing the socio-economic development of the community. The incumbent may also participate in the hiring, supervising, and training of support staff whose primary tasks include assisting with the activities described above. This individual takes a leadership role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of Home Service.

    This individual is also expected to regularly provide reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and basic customer account and circulation services to patrons, in person at public-facing service points and by telephone or virtually; and adhere to established quality standards.

    The Library is a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. This position includes both evening and weekend shifts.

    The incumbent contributes to the maintenance of a respectful and inclusionary workplace, meeting expectations that adhere to BC Privacy Guidelines, and the Library’s quality standards, policies and procedures.

    Closing Date:
    Thursday, August 5, 2021