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Employment Opportunity

Program Assistant (part-time, temporary)

Status: Part-time, temporary | Hours: 20 hours/week; up to 14 weeks; days, evenings, weekends

Wage: $14.25/hour | Start Date: June 29, 2021 | End Date: TBD


Position Summary

The Brockville Public Library (BPL) offers community programming to the residents of Brockville and visitors. The Program Assistant will help coordinate activities to encourage the enjoyment of reading by engaging families with children in fun and literacy-based activities and promote learning at all ages.  


  • Deliver community programs in coordination with the Youth Engagement and Community Engagement coordinators.
  • Promote the scheduled programs and events to the community using different marketing media, both print and social.
  • Assist customers in locating resources to empower reading and literacy; this includes creating displays.
  • Collect and analyze program data, including participants’ feedback through program evaluation forms and program attendance numbers.
  • Work on the service desk as required.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

Eligibility and Required Skills 

  • Candidates must be 15 to 30 years of age who are full-time students intending to return to full-time studies in the next school year
  • Preferred fields of study will include librarianship, social work, or education
  • Experience working with the public in customer service
  • Creative with programming and marketing experience
  • Computer skills, including word processing, information searching and retrieval using a variety of sources (library catalogue, databases), social networking tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-oriented workplace skills

Working Conditions

  1. General office working conditions.
  2. Interaction with the general public.
  3. Defined schedule per week; day, evening and weekend service shifts required.
  4. Position requires lifting – 15lbs. 


Please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:

Lisa Cirka, Youth Engagement Coordinator:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 18, 2021 by 4pm.

We thank you for your application; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Youth age 14 – 21 can volunteer remotely by writing Teen Reviews. Check out our Teens Programs and Resources page for details. 

If you are interested in contributing to the community by promoting literacy and writing Teen reviews, please contact:

Brandy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator
613.342.3936 ext. 6432

For more information about volunteering, please see our brochure

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is provided and all new volunteers with the Library will be required to complete Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations (IASR) training as well as a training and general orientation session.

IASR training can be completed online at (pdf instructions):

You can use a computer to complete the training and/or print a copy of the training transcript at the Library.

Please download and complete the training forms and bring them to your appointed orientation time.