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Cyril Ward Library in Guysborough - Library Assistant in Charge

Are you a community-oriented person with a love for books? Come join our team! We are looking for a reliable individual with an ability to work independently to manage the daily operations of the Guysborough Library.

Duties to include (but not limited to): 

·       Responsible for the provision of community library service through the promotion of library services, the circulation of library materials and assistance in the use of library resources.

·       Responsible for planning and offering library programming to all sectors of the community with a special emphasize on programs for children and teens.

·       Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the branch which includes administrative tasks, and ensuring the accuracy of all work.

·       Setting priorities and providing direction to the Library Clerk or other branch staff.


·       A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license

·       Minimum Nova Scotia Grade 12 or equivalent

·       Excellent computer skills

·       Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, supervisors and fellow employees

·       Ability to make decisions without close supervision

·       Ability to maintain confidentiality

·       Ability to lift and move boxes weighting up to 20 lbs.

·       Ability to reach, bend, and lift to retrieve and shelve materials


·       Library technician certificate, or other relevant post-secondary education

·       Library related experience

·       Experience working with children

This position is permanent part-time, with a minimum 15hrs per week. Hours of work may include evenings, and Saturdays. There is a strong possibility of additional hours based on Library needs.


Posted:  September 4th 2017

Closing date:  Until filled

Job Classification:Library Assistant Level 1

Reports to:CEO/Chief Librarian  

Salary:  $14.58/hr

Only those applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Eastern Counties Regional Library reserves the right to withdraw the competition if a suitable candidate cannot be found. Please submit a cover letter stating your qualifications and interest in the position with a resume and three work references to:

Laura Emery

Chief Librarian

Eastern Counties Regional Library

P. O. Bag 2500, Mulgrave, NS   B0E 2G0 FAX:  747-2500



Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

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