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Current Openings:

Summer Reading Programmer, Temporary

Department:                     Children’s Services
eports to:                       Children’s Services Coordinator

Position Summary:

Love libraries and community? We’re looking for motivated students to design, construct and deliver a reading-incentive literacy-based summer program for children and teens aged 5 to 17 years. The reading programmers will develop a program to suit all age groups and ensure that the program delivers continuing education for children and teens throughout the summer. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • To design, construct and deliver summer reading games for children and teens.


  • Plans, organizes, presents and evaluates theme and age-based library programs for children and teens through the use of oral & visual storytelling, world building, drama and puppetry.
  • Prepares and creates activities for gross and fine motor and problem-solving skill building.


  • Be a St. Albert Library ambassador, maintaining and creating relationships with the community inside and outside of the library.
  • Demonstrates leadership as a member of a team, including responsibility in making decisions.
  • Assists in the supervision of volunteers.
  • Is familiar with the requirements of the Alberta Health and Safety legislation as applicable.

Decision Making

  • Shared responsibility for decisions relative to the development and delivery of children’s and teen summer reading programs with minimal supervision but within supervisory and budget framework.

Results and Impacts

  • Work directly impacts the ability of the Library to meet the needs of the community in terms of children, teens and their parents’ enthusiasm for reading and the library. The work impacts the Library’s image in the community at large.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Post-secondary enrollment in 2024 is required.
  • Experience working with children.
  • General knowledge of information technology, including proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite.
  • Familiarity with digital drawing, digital editing software is an asset.
  • General knowledge base, including children’s development and interests in particular.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including tact and diplomacy.

Interpersonal Skills

  • A genuine interest in serving children and teens.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Storytelling/performance background are an asset.
  • French language skills are an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Physical and mental stamina are required in this busy multi-tasking environment.
  • Combination of indoor and outdoor locations. Must be prepared to work outside in a range of weather temperatures and conditions.
  • Participation in St. Albert’s outdoor Rodeo Parade as promotion for the Summer Reading Game.
  • Shift work is required, including evenings and weekends.
  • Climbing ladders, crawling, and squatting during the program construction are required.
  • Must be able to lift materials up to 40 lbs.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful applicants are required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check to submit on the first day of employment.
  • Additionally, the successful applicant may be required to supply a clear driver’s abstract.

Hours per week: 35

Wage: $18.31 per hour

There are two time periods in which the positions run:

  • May 1-August 21 and
  • May 29-August 21, 2024.

Closing date: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

To apply: Please email cover letter and résumé to Ashley King, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Looking to Volunteer with SAPL?

Read It & Review: The Library is recruiting teens in grades 7-12 for our Read It & Review program. Earn virtual volunteer hours for your résumé! Reviewers promote books, movies, games and music for our community. Learn more, check out the latest reviews. Sign up at: https://www.sapl.ca/programs-and-events/read-it-and-review.html