Careers/Library Employment


 

Thank you for your interest in employment at the
Valleyview Municipal Library
and/or the Valleyview Community Learning Council

 

Indigenous Outreach Facilitator
Contract Term Position
 

This is a new grant-funded pilot project contract term part-time position working with the Valleyview Municipal Library under the direction of the Library Manager to assist with building relationships; development, delivery and evaluation of programs; public relations and marketing of library services to Indigenous community members both on and off-reserve. This position offers a maximum of 10 hour per week with the potential to develop into more hours depending on grant funding and community reception/needs.
 
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and thrive in an ever-changing work environment.
Description:
 
As the Indigenous Community Outreach Facilitator you will report to the Library Manager and will spend the majority of your time engaging directly with individuals and organizations in our community to build relationships and marketing of library services and programs with a significant focus on serving our Indigenous community members.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a community liaison both out in the community and within the library.

  • Build relationships between the Library and individuals and organizations (schools, agencies, associations) to bring the Library into more people’s lives and help the Library better serve our Indigenous community members.

  • Become familiar with available resources, programs and services offered by the library.

  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of programs for children, teens and adults, both in the library and through outreach programs.

  • Provide input into collection maintenance and development.

Requirements:

  • Must have a General High School Diploma or GED

  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Comfortable working independently

  • 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.

  • Excellent relationship building skills, including respectful relationship building with members of Indigenous communities.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Fluency in English and Cree.

  • Access to their own vehicle.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities including history, traditions and cultural protocols (specifically Treaty 8 communities).

  • Experience delivering engaging programs and initiatives in a culturally sensitive way, grounded in an Indigenous perspective.

  • Intermediate Technology Skills.

Hours of Work:  Maximum 10 Hours/Week
Starting Wage: $17.14/hour plus mileage

Deadline: July 23rd, 2018
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Kerri Danner, Library Manager
Valleyview Municipal Library
Box 897
Valleyview, AB
T0H 3N0

The Valleyview Municipal Library is committed to:

  • Being a vital part of strengthening our community.

  • Bringing the library into more people’s lives by removing barriers and increasing access to information in all its forms.

  • Focusing on services that make a difference.

  • Developing innovative and collaborative partnerships with our community to leverage collective knowledge and expertise.

  • Maintaining a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic library space within the heart of our community.

 

The Valleyview Municipal Library acknowledges the traditional lands on which our Library is located on Treaty 8 Territory. This acknowledgement is just one small step in our efforts toward reconciliation. The Valleyview Municipal Library is committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.



As a public community gathering space and information hub, the Library has the responsibility to create safe and inclusive spaces. The Library commits to honouring the lifelong learning traditions of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous teachings and practices, and providing opportunities to help educate our citizens on the history and legacy of residential schools.



It is the goal of the Library to take meaningful and sustainable steps to ensure that the values of inclusivity, collaboration, and respect inform our planning and decision making.

We also welcome Library volunteers :)

To find out more about being a Library volunteer,
click our website menu link 'Volunteer at the Library'