Current Vacancies
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Posting Status Branch Competition Number Closing Date Download
Library Branch Head I - Rutland Branch

Library Branch Head I - Rutland Branch

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-119
Closing Date:
Oct 10, 2022, 15:00 PM

Branch Head I Librarian - Rutland Branch
Temporary Part-Time (28 hours weekly)

Temporary Term ending May 11, 2023 (Dates subject to change)

Do you have a passion for exceeding customer expectations and the ability to build strong ties within the community through outreach?   Do you possess a commitment & understanding of meeting community needs? Do you enjoy supporting front line staff to assure exceptional service is delivered to library customers.    

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

This position is in the Rutland Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL regional library system stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. ORL is a vibrant regional library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 400,000 people. The city of Kelowna is the largest urban center in the region with a population of just under 135,000. Kelowna is known for hot sunny summers and mild winters. The region is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation from swimming and boating, to hiking and fishing, to cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing. The city is vibrant and boasts a growing tech industry, both a college and university campus, and wonderful restaurants and wineries.

The Opportunity 

The successful candidate will be planning and organizing library branch resources and services to meet community needs and interests.  The individual will develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, customers, and the community; be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and stay aware of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

Master's Degree from an accredited Library School or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is required.

Related Experience

  • Two years relevant public library experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including training and evaluation of staff
  • Experience with library technical services and/or systems

This position is 28 hours weekly.   If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via e-mail to:

Human Resources
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Open
  • Rutland
22-119
Oct 10, 2022
Reference Librarian - Kelowna Branch

Reference Librarian - Kelowna Branch

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-147
Closing Date:
Oct 10, 2022, 15:00 PM

This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Reference Librarian in our Kelowna Branch,
Temporary Part-time - 4.5 Hours Weekly (October 2, 2022 to March 26, 2023)

Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor or the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement and action within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.

Performance is evaluated by Branch Head and/or Reference Supervisor in terms of achieving mutually established objectives; the administrative and professional services provided; and the quality of judgement, communications, human relations and team work developed.

Education requirement:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.

Other Requirements:

  • Considerable knowledge of reference materials in all formats, and of the methods and techniques related to the provision of reference/information and readers advisory services.
  • An interest in and respect for people of all ages, combined with a willingness to approach people in an open, non-condescending and non-judgemental way.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations techniques
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the above duties and responsibilities with a high level of courtesy and tact when dealing with staff and the public.
  • Interest in developing and improving communications with community organizations, service clubs and individuals in connection with reference/ information programs and library services.
  • Keyboarding skills, minimum 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and speak a second language.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Open
  • Kelowna
22-147
Oct 10, 2022
Library Page - Princeton Branch

Library Page - Princeton Branch

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-145
Closing Date:
Oct 10, 2022, 15:00 PM

Library Page - Princeton Branch

Permanent Part-Time position (year-round)

Schedule is 4 hours biweekly:     Schedule to be determined

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!  

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, however; only short listed applicants will be contacted

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Princeton
  • Open
  • Princeton
22-145
Oct 10, 2022
Library Technical Assistant

Library Technical Assistant

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-153
Closing Date:
Oct 10, 2022, 00:00 AM

Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an Auxiliary On call Technical Assistant to work in our Westside Learning Lab, Kelowna Branch and the Vernon Branch. 

Under the general supervision of the Reference & Instruction Supervisor, the Technical Assistant’s primary function is to help build people’s technical skills and bring alive their interest in what technology can do through a variety of group programming, individual training, and technical assistance. The incumbent will work with a variety of clients, such as children and teens, newcomers, seniors, job seekers, and library staff.

Incumbents assist with program design and delivery as well as provide tech support for meeting/classroom spaces, outreach activities and library eResources. This is a dynamic role where an enthusiasm for digital literacy and a love of teaching are required, in addition to a strong competency with technology and science.

Grade 12, plus successful completion of post-secondary (college or university) coursework in computer science equivalent to two full terms of first year general computer science courses providing a broad background in hardware, software, networking and coding.

2 years’ technical support experience or formal teaching experience.

Experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of modern tools from advanced software to a variety of equipment.

Experience with 3D printers, sound/recording equipment, video equipment, lighting and green screen studio.

Experience with Social Media Platforms.

Must have a valid Driver's License.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

Open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Westside Learning Lab
  • Kelowna
  • Open
  • Vernon
  • Westside Learning Lab
  • Kelowna
22-153
Oct 10, 2022
Library Page - Rutland Branch

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Sep 16, 2022
Competition Number:
22-142
Closing Date:
Sep 23, 2022, 03:00 AM

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Permanent Part-Time position (year-round)

Schedule is 12 hours biweekly:     Schedule to be determined

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!  

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, however; only short listed applicants will be contacted

Job Status:
  • Screening
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Screening
  • Rutland
22-142
Sep 23, 2022
Library Page - Enderby

Library Page - Enderby

Sep 14, 2022
Competition Number:
22-146
Closing Date:
Sep 23, 2022, 03:00 AM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Enderby branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

Schedule:

Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 

Hours: 2 hours weekly

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Screening
Job Branch:
  • Enderby
  • Screening
  • Enderby
22-146
Sep 23, 2022

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Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.



Personal information collected is used in accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ORL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. As the ORL is responsible for the well-being of its customers, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Disclosure of a criminal record may preclude you from employment with the ORL.

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