Employment Opportunity

Summer Programme Assistant (Young Canada Works) at Hanover Public Library 

Job Description

Hanover Public Library is a busy community library, normally open 7 days a week, providing services and events for all ages and needs. The library is located in the Hanover Civic Centre, the cultural and information centre of our town. Hanover is a small town in Grey County, population 7,680. It serves a rural area and is a social and commercial hub for the area.

In light of current public health restrictions, the library is currently closed to the public and may remain closed to the public throughout the coming months. During the summer months we require a programme assistant who can help engage our kids in online programming, challenges and contests.

Working hours for the Programme Assistant are flexible and may be completed at home, at the library or a mix of both depending on how government health restrictions evolve. Shifts may include some evenings and weekends.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Children and Youth Services Librarian with the annual Summer Reading Club, providing a variety of online programmes, literacy-based activities and reading support.
  • Work virtually with children, helping them take part in literacy activities, select books and track their reading.
  • Help run an online Coding Club for children.
  • Perform virtual storytime in accordance with copyright regulations.
  • Develop and implement online contests and challenges to help keep kids engaged over the summer months.
  • Create and assist with distribution of ‘take-home’ materials to extend online activities.
  • Teach technology skills, like how to use smart devices with different operating systems, to library users including youth and seniors, by phone and online.
  • Help build a Cultural Resources Map, by collecting, describing and creating records of local cultural groups and resources, and create content for our Heritage collection.

Our preferred candidate:

  • Must have excellent computer skills, be familiar with Internet services, social media and with a variety of electronic devices, and be comfortable communicating online and creating online media content.
  • Must be able to plan for and implement a variety of programmes for children of all ages.
  • Must be able to work online from home.
  • Must enjoy and have experience working with children.
  • Must be patient, calm, confident, creative, and able to communicate well and teach people of all ages.
  • Must possess good time management and organizational skills.
  • Should preferably be working towards a qualification in library services, early childhood education or teaching.
  • Some graphic design talent would be an asset.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently is valuable.
  • A clean police vulnerable sector check is required.

Candidate MUST be: (As required by Young Canada Works)

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
  • Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the summer;
  • Registered online with YCW


Duration: 12 weeks, June to late August

Hours: average 30 per week, must be willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours if necessary

Pay Rate: $ 15.75/hour

This position’s duration may vary, subject to grant funding confirmation. Part time work may be available due to COVID-19 or to disabled applicants.

To Apply :

Deadline Sunday June 20th 2021, 5 pm

Mark applications as:

Attention: Emma Shaw

Hanover Public Library, 451 10th Ave, Hanover ON N4N 2P1

Tel: 519 364 1420

Email: eshaw@hanover.ca

Web: www.hanoverlibrary.ca

The Hanover Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.