Job Posting: MakerPlace Coordinator

Reporting directly to the Community Engagement Coordinator, the MakerPlace Coordinator is a fun, forward thinking and creative person; able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment; responsible for planning and implementation of a comprehensive selection of maker based programming in coordination with the Programming Team; responsible for providing support in the MakerPlace to the public and maintaining the MakerPlace.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses, with the Community Engagement Coordinator, Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, Children’s Services Coordinator and other programming staff (the “programming team”), the MakerPlace related programming needs of the community and library.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates a regular series of programming and one-time programs in the MakerPlace, PA day programming, as well as STEM and STEAM programming for all ages. Coordinates skilled volunteers and public training on MakerPlace equipment.
  • Develops long term and short term program plans and budgets, including grant proposals.
  • Oversees the day to day operations of the MakerPlace, ensuring supplies are replenished and equipment is maintained.
  • Conducts outreach services to the community related to the MakerPlace and any associated programs.
  • Delivers presentations relating to the MakerPlace at various external community organizations, business, etc.
  • Assists with developing and delivering ongoing staff training for the MakerPlace and its offerings.
  • Promotes the MakerPlace through tours, outreach, demonstrations, presentations, and displays.
  • Promotes the use of library by all ages.
  • Provides statistics and reports as required.
  • Provides support to patrons with the use of library technologies, e-readers, tablets, etc.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
  • Assists with the planning, research and implementation of new initiatives as required.
  • Represents the Library on cross functional committees and at workshops as required.
  • Responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations, including assisting on the information desk and circulation desk as needed.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • Post-secondary level education in technology, education, library studies, or another relevant area of study. Graduation from high school with work experience related to the maker movement or technology will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated interest and competency in technology and analog maker skills.
  • Experience installing and troubleshooting software and hardware.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of library related technology, including public access catalogues, databases, the Internet, e-readers, etc.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • The ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others to achieve common goals. This includes staff members, external organizations and patrons of all ages.
  • An aptitude for collective problem solving.
  • A commitment to knowing what is happening in the community, and a willingness to get involved as a library representative.
  • A commitment to being self-motivated, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and adaptable to change.
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Hours: FT – 35 hours per week

Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator

Compensation: Approx. $48,000 – $60,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. This position also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Note: This position consists of varied schedules – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total hours per week: FT, 35 hours per week.

Posting Date:  October 15th, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled, however initial review of applications will begin on November 13th, 2019

*Position to start late December 2019 or January 2020*

 

Please apply by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

The Library thanks all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls please.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment.  Please contact the library for availability of accommodations for applicants with a disability.

 

 Job Posting: On-Call Circulation Clerk

Midland Public Library is looking for a fun, energetic, and outgoing customer oriented person to join our team. We’re looking for someone who is versatile, creative and friendly who wants to make a difference in their community. A dedication to customer service and a strong commitment to helping others is a must. This is an excellent opportunity for a forward thinking, community minded person to join our fast-paced public service environment.

 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Circulation Clerk, the Circulation Clerk is a customer service master who is able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.   This includes circulation of library materials, providing general reader advisory and information services, registering and updating of membership records, registration for library programs, the collection of overdue fines and other related library fees, and maintaining the physical appearance, safety and security of the library, assisting other staff as needed and other tasks related to providing library services to the community. Evening and weekend work is required.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily handling of regular Library materials including, but not limited to: checking in and out, sorting and re-shelving, processing holds, emptying the book drop, answering telephone calls, acquainting borrowers with library procedures, sorting items on book carts & other circulation functions such as using the photocopier & fax machine, and selling transit tickets.
  • Provides informal instruction and assistance to build skills of library users, including the use of self-check equipment, library catalogues, hand held devices and MakerPlace equipment.
  • Assists patrons with discovery of library materials, library equipment and library resources including providing reader’s advisory.
  • Attempts to resolve customer service issues, within the scope of library policies, before referring them to the Senior Circulation Clerk.
  • Assists on the information desk as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community
  • Minimum of Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12. Library related education or experience would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to use an automated library system and familiarity with computer software and the Internet.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library service
  • Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • A commitment to professional development that will model lifelong learning to the community and your co-workers.
  • Physical requirements: This position will include periods of frequent standing, bending, lifting and moving library book carts of materials.

 

Pay Band:
$17.30 – $21.62 per hour*

Note:

This position consists of varied schedules which will include day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: On-call hours only

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Please apply by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

The Library thanks all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls please.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment.  Please contact the library for availability of accommodations for applicants with a disability.