Indigenous Program Facilitator

The Calgary Public Library represents unlimited possibilities and inspires people of all ages to wonder, seek, discover, and share. Calgary’s 21 (and growing) community libraries are community hubs that ignite learning, discussion, invention, and action and this is accomplished through the Library’s commitment to:

  • be a vital part of strengthening neighbourhoods in a growing city
  • bring the library into more people’s lives by removing barriers and increasing access to information in all its forms
  • focus on services that make a difference
  • develop innovative and collaborative partnerships with our community to leverage collective knowledge and expertise
  • build welcoming, inclusive and dynamic library spaces and places within the heart of our communities.

To achieve our vision, Calgary Public Library is seeking leaders with ideas, energy, passion and commitment who can help us make a difference in the lives of Calgarians and take public library services to a new level of excellence.

The Calgary Public Library acknowledges the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Nakota people of the Stoney Nation, the Beaver people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the peoples of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region Three.

Indigenous Program Facilitator - Seton
(Permanent Part Time)

At our new south Seton Library location, set to open in January 2019, we are looking for a half-time Indigenous Program Facilitator to directly engage Library members in the support of literacy and lifelong learning both within the Library and out in the community. This position provides responsive and friendly customer service and creates enriching library experiences for users of all ages, abilities and backgrounds through the delivery of Library programs that inspire wonder, play, and delight.

The successful candidate will participate in delivering programming, information services, tours, training and outreach, with significant focus on serving Indigenous populations. Direct knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities including history, traditions and cultural protocols, specifically Treaty 7 communities, is a requirement for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in the delivery and evaluation of programs for a wide variety of audiences including Indigenous populations, children, teens and adults;
  • Provides excellent customer service in the Seton Library and proactively assists Library members with collection questions and technology issues when accessing Library resources;
  • Demonstrates leadership in activities which improve the Library, including related to supporting Indigenous populations;
  • Participates in the delivery and evaluation of outreach programs;
  • Trains, and supervises others, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a university level degree and a minimum of two years directly related experience, or a post-secondary diploma and a minimum of four years of directly related experience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities including history, traditions and cultural protocols (specifically Treaty 7 communities);
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, presentation skills, and public speaking skills including the ability to adjust communication style to interact effectively with users of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of groups, including respectful relationship building with members of Indigenous communities;
  • Fluency in Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset;
  • Intermediate Technology Skills;
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • Current valid Driver’s License required.

Benefits

  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • The opportunity to contribute to an award-winning library system, grow professionally and make a positive difference in the lives of Calgarians

How to apply:

If Indigenous Program Facilitator - Seton sounds like the next chapter in your career story, take this opportunity to make a real contribution to one of Canada's leading public library systems. Please send a cover letter and resume to work@calgarylibrary.ca.

Please quote the position title “Indigenous Program Facilitator - Seton” in the subject line of your email.

Those interested and qualified are encouraged to apply immediately
as it is our preference to identify a successful candidate before December 28, 2018.
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

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