JOB POSTING 1 – Internal & External

Position Title:              Library Assistant 2 (Permanent Part Time)

Location:                     Swift Current Branch

Start Date:                   As soon as possible

Rate of Pay:                 $14.46 (step 1)

Hours available:    

  • Tuesdays 12:30-9 (with 1 hour meal break)
  • Wednesdays 5:00-9:00
  • Thursdays 12:30-5:00
  • Fridays 8:30-5:00 (with 1 hour meal break)
  • Two Saturdays per month 10:00-2:00

Job Description:

The Swift Current Branch Library is seeking a Part-time Library Assistant 2 with excellent customer service skills to work in a busy environment. Strong computer and technical skills are required. For internal candidates, any of these hours may be combined with existing part-time hours. Extra shifts are available, and it is an asset to have flexible availability.

Under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor or Branch Manager, the successful applicant will perform a complete range of clerical duties necessary for the operation of the branch, including assisting patrons and performing specialized responsibilities as assigned.

General Duties:

  • Carries out all tasks related to the circulation of materials
  • Assists patrons in the use of specialized equipment, e.g. photocopier, scanner, microfilm readers, public access computers, tablets & eReaders
  • Maintains the general library materials collection by shelving and shelf reading print materials
  • Other related duties as assigned

Additional Duties:

  • Assists in children’s, young adult, and adult programs as needed

These duties may change according to the needs of the branch.


  • Grade 12, plus some post-secondary education preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, keyboarding speed of 35 wpm, strong Internet searching skills
  • Familiarity with the Chinook Regional Library website and the library circulation system is an asset
  • Understanding and appreciation of the philosophy of public library service to people of different ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience with customer service in a busy environment
  • Able to respond with tact, politeness and good judgment to the needs of patrons
  • Familiar with public library collections and resources; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System
  • Able to stand for periods of time, able to bend and shelve books, able to move library furniture as needed, able to lift boxes of books up to 18 kg.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Must have or obtain Safe Places Certification which includes an online training program, and RCMP Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check.

Please apply in writing outlining your qualifications and experience to Andrea McCrimmon, Manager, Swift Current Branch, at amccrimmon@chinooklibrary.ca on or before Wed. September 18, 2019.