BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Summer Reading Club Assistant

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is seeking a post-secondary student to assist with the library’s Summer Reading Club and Book Buddies programs from June 10, 2018 – August 19, 2019. Designed to promote reading and libraries over the school break, the province-wide summer reading club attracts approximately 2000 West Vancouver children and teens each year.

The successful candidate will assist Youth Department librarians, register youth in programs, plan and implement drop-in or take-home activities for youth, create promotional materials/displays and interact with hundreds of kids and teens during their weekly library visits. The successful candidate will also facilitate our established Book Buddies program.

The successful candidate will possess: • completion of grade 12 • passion and enthusiasm for books, reading and working with kids and teens • the ability to communicate effectively with staff, children and parents • the ability to follow written and oral instructions • the ability to work creatively, independently and as part of a team • facility with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google applications • excellent organization and time management skills • experience working with youth and familiarity with children’s and teen literature would be an asset • experience with technologies such as tablets, e-readers and smart phones would be an asset • experience or an interest in visual arts, crafts and/or maker activities would be an asset

This position is contingent on funding from Young Canada Works (YCW). Applicants must meet the YCW criteria which includes being 16-30 years of age and being currently enrolled in full-time studies in the semesters before and after the work term.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates.

Position Status:
Summer Student Please note: participation in the WVMEA will be mandatory.

Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and shifts may vary)

Rate of Pay:
$16.50 per hour + 4% in lieu of benefits

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Portal at to apply for this position. Please note that all candidates must apply via the Career Portal; we do not accept resumes via email or hard copy.

 We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 9, 2019, 9:42 am
Expires: April 28, 2019, 11:59 pm