Library Internships

Tiny beasts -- Crafternoon project

Library Internship Job Description (position filled for 2017-18)

Our Children's Programming internship is intended to provide Drumheller residents with opportunities for high value, real world skill building around their other responsibilities. The position involves one 4-hour evening shift/week during the school year, and two 4-hour shifts/week during the summer. Interns report to the Director of Library Services, and work with permanent library staff and Summer Discovery Program staff. The Children's Programming Intern will help to plan and deliver fun and educational programs, events, and services for children in kindergarten to grade 6.

Term: One year – May to April (may include training shifts in late April)
           Interns may apply for a second term.

Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour 

Please forward résumé and cover letter to:
                             In Person: Drumheller Public Library
                                              Badlands Community Facility
                                              80 Veterans Way
                             By Mail: P.O. Box 1599, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
                             E-mail: director@drumhellerlibrary.ca
                             Note: A cover letter describing the applicant's                                          interest in a specific position and suitability                                              for said position must be included for an                                                    application to be considered.

Responsibilities

 

  • Share responsibility for planning and running weekly Crafternoon program.

  • Keep Maker Kit collection stocked and tidy. Develop new Maker Kits to replace worn or less popular Kits.

  • Develop creative and appealing displays in the juvenile/young adult section.

  • Help to prepare, promote, and deliver Summer Discovery programming.
  • Represent the library in the community at relevant events (e.g. classroom visits, outreach programming, and info fairs)

  • Work with other library staff to determine unmet needs in the community. Within the limitations of budget and staff capacity, and in line with the objectives of the library’s Plan of Service, help to develop programs/services to address selected needs.

  • Make use of Marigold resources to enhance programming.

  • Recommend new or replacement purchases (borrowable or for in-house use).

  • Support other library staff in planning and delivering programming and services that involve school-aged children.

  • Investigate possible funding opportunities and assist in developing relevant grant requests.

  • Participate in paid professional development activities (reading, webinars, workshops) as requested.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Requirements

  • Strong organizational and communication skills and a demonstrated passion for fostering literacy and creativity in children

  • Willingness to speak with families and community partners

  • Previous experience working with children in a leadership role is preferred.

  • A criminal record check will be required of the successful candidate.