Current Vacancies

Assistant Community Librarian - Summerland & Naramata

Sep 11, 2023, 09:49 AM
Competition Number:
Sep 24, 2023, 23:59 PM

Auxiliary Assistant Community Librarian - Summerland and Naramata Branches

Regional Recruitment

On-Call (No guaranteed hours)

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

The ORL is Canada’s 16th largest public library system, serving over 400,000 people and an area of roughly 50,000 square km.  Libraries in the system have won numerous awards, and the culture of innovation and community connection throughout the ORL makes it an exciting place to work.

The Opportunity 

Under the direction of the Community Librarian, Branch Services Supervisor or the System Circulation Coordinator, the incumbent assists the Community Librarian/Branch Head in all phases of service to the public and assumes responsibility for branch services when the Supervisor is absent for a short period of time. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures, and practices.

As an Auxiliary On-Call employee, the expectation is to provide coverage for the vacation and sick time of Permanent Employees. Auxiliary staff must be available for ‘Peak Times’ such as weekends, evenings, and days before and after holidays.

Job Specification

Education: Grade 12 or equivalent

Related Experience: One (1) year work or volunteer experience working with the public in a customer service or educational setting, ie; retail/restaurant or leading recreation/cultural programs or classes.

Other Requirements

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Familiar with mobile technology, ie; apple or android phones or tablets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Internet
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word & Excel and Outlook.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Aptitude for detailed work.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with initiative, courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.
  • Physical ability to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks
  • Basic knowledge of cash procedures
  • Commitment to continuous learning.
  • Valid BC driver’s licence.
  • Must be available for training session Nov 6-10th, 2023 8-4:30 in Kelowna

Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references to:

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

  • Filled
  • Summerland
  • Naramata

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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.