The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is seeking up to three full-time Summer Coordinators.

The Summer Coordinator(s) facilitates the Library’s Summer Programs and Reading Challenges. They will spend the first half of their contract creating the plan for the Library’s summer programming and reading challenges, and during the second half, they will implement the plan. This involves teamwork from the coordinators and reaching out to the community to solicit funds, support, and engagement for the program. Lesson planning, marketing and preparation comprise a large portion of the work. The programming will be for all ages, prioritizing those with limited means of transportation. It should focus on promoting multiple types of literacy and preventing the decrease in reading skills for school-age children. These positions will help promote the program throughout the community, collaborate with program staff to deliver engaging programming to children throughout July and August and evaluate the program’s success. 
Schedule: Each position is a full-time term from May 6 – August 26 (dates flexible), with 38 hours per week. This position will include varying schedules, including days, evenings, and weekends. 
Compensation: $19.28 – $22.69 per hour, depending on applicant qualifications.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfort and skill in speaking to groups and making presentations.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English communication.
  • The ability to read and speak French is a requirement for one position.
  • Intermediate technological literacy skills.
  • Customer service experience; previous public library experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children ages 0 – 18.
  • 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.
  • Due to grant requirements, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period and have registered as a high school, college, CEGEP or university student.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Lifting and pushing up to 10 kg of library materials.
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend, and raise arms above shoulders.
  • 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.

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a Resume and Cover Letter to sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca , subject line Summer Coordinator.

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