Job Opportunities

Summer Program Support Assistant
Temporary Full-time
Marigold Library System – Strathmore, Alberta
May 7-August 24, 2018

Marigold Library System is seeking a creative self-starter to promote and to organize programming events for the TD Summer Reading Club and the Teen Summer Library Experience.
The successful candidate will be based at Marigold headquarters, located in Strathmore, Alberta, 40 km east of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway. Marigold provides services to over 320,000 residents of south central Alberta through 36 member libraries and one outlet. See for more information.

This is a temporary full-time position (35 hours/week), which includes some evenings and weekends. The anticipated start date is early May and the position concludes at the end of August.
The primary responsibility of this position is to organize and deliver innovative programs at member libraries relating to summer reading and teen programs. The successful candidate must be comfortable and confident working with people of all ages, especially children and youth, and be willing to learn and use technologies, such as videoconferencing, to promote and facilitate programs.
Applicants should be currently enrolled in or returning to a post-secondary institution in the fall. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. A valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract are required.
Reporting to the Library Services Consultant, the Summer Program Support Assistant will:
  • Deliver summer programs, both in person and by videoconference
  • Coordinate the distribution of program and marketing materials and prizes to member libraries
  • Update content on the teen website and monitor discussion forums
  • Create monthly publications for teens, and compile newsletter articles
  • Research best summer program practices from other libraries or similar organizations
  • Gather feedback, compile statistics, and prepare reports
  • Assist Marigold’s Management Team with special projects and research, including compiling surveys, developing programs, and preparing materials for distribution
  • Other duties as assigned
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with two references to:
Laura Taylor, Deputy CEO
Marigold Library System
710-2nd Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1K4
The closing date for this position is April 3, 2018. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.