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Current Posting: Summer Programmer

Job No: 021624TFTSP

Spruce Grove Public Library is looking for an innovative and passionate Summer Programmer to join our Children & Youth Services team in planning and delivering summer programs.   

Employment Terms
This position is temporary/full-time (up to 16 weeks, 35 hr/week) position under the direction of the Children & Youth Services Supervisor. The position starts in late May, 2024 and ends in mid August, 2024. The majority of the work will take place during the day Tuesday through Saturday; however, some evening shifts may be required. The hourly wage is $20.91 paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

This position is made available through the 2024 Young Canada Works funding and is pending approval of our grant application. 

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Children & Youth Services Supervisor: 

  • Support in the delivery of the TD Summer Reading Club; 
  • Plan, organize, present and evaluate in-person and online age-appropriate programs and special events for children (0-12 years) and families; 
  • Promotion of the library programs, services and collections; 
  • Help to build partnerships with local schools and other community groups and participate in outreach visits and in-library tours;
  • Provide all library patrons with excellent customer service; 
  • Assist with other library tasks as required. 


  • Experience working with children ages 0-12 years, strong knowledge of children’s literature and programming will be a definite asset; 
  • General knowledge base of child development, and current trends and interests for children;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment; 
  • Effective verbal and written skills and interpersonal skills; 
  • Effective time management skills; 
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, Apple and Android platform-based devices, video conferencing (e.g. Zoom), social media apps and software, current gaming consoles and integrated library systems; 
  • Preference given to students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in one of the following areas: Library and Information Technology, Indigenous Studies, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary/Secondary Education; 
  • Preference given to applicants with Indigenous heritage and/or knowledge; 
  • Clean Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check (must be provided prior to start date); and
  • Must meet all criteria of the Young Canada Works (YCW) grant:
  1. Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent resident status are not eligible);
  2. Are legally entitled to work in Canada; 
  3. Are between 16 and 30 years of age inclusively at the start of employment; 
  4. Are a high school, college, CEGEP or university student;  
  5. Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; 
  6. Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the YCW work assignment;
  7. Have been a high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  8. Intend to return to studies during or after the YCW work assignment. 

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To apply for this position, please complete the online Application Form by 12:00 pm on Friday March 15, 2024 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 

Please note only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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