Career Opportunity - Program Coordinator

Job Title:                   Library Program Coordinator           
Location:                   202 – 1St Street West, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 
Submit Resume:       In person or via email to library@hanna.ca
Position Type:           Part Time, 15 hours per week
Deadline to apply:    September 13, 2017
 
Job Description
The Hanna Municipal Library is looking for an energetic team player who connects with children and youth.  As our Program Coordinator, you will strive to cultivate a love of reading in the youth of our community and surrounding area.  You will continue our efforts to engage children and youth in Library Services.  With the help of our resources, you will work to encourage youth to feel comfortable in the Library. This position is contingent on participation numbers.

Role and Responsibilities
Coordinate Preschool Programs:
1.           Schedule, advertise and facilitate a minimum of one preschool activity per month.  This may include collaborating with our community partners.
 
Youth Programming:
1.           Develop and implement an engaging weekly youth program at the Library targeted to children aged 7-12. We would prefer that this programming inspire an interest in technology or encourage a love of literacy.
2.           Utilize Library resources throughout programing. Ex. Minecraft, TumbleBooks, videoconferencing, local collection, etc.
3.           Advertise programs adequately in the area using social media, web, networking, posters, etc.
4.           Report on program and attendance.
5.           Recommend books to children and youth. Stay up to date on current trends of children and youth literature.
 
Circulation:
1.           Will occasionally cover the circulation desk. Check books in/out, renew items, update patron information, etc.
 
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Prior experience in youth programming preferred. Experience in library services would be an asset.
Comfortable with the use of Internet Applications and Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Publisher Knowledge of online gaming, such as Minecraft, and video games would be beneficial.
Selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal record check.

Preferred Skills
The individual will be organized as well as able to multitask.  This is a dynamic position requiring the ability to network in the community and organize large groups of youth. Time management and communication skills are critical.