New Job Library Assistant Vi In British Columbia

Library Assistant VI
Library Assistant VI

Library Assistant VI

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $31.56–$37.12 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Requisition ID: 37771

Company: Vancouver Public Library
Worksite: Hastings, Marpole


The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the third largest public library system in Canada, with 800 staff members offering services at 21 branches across the city. VPL values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly service. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

NOTE: This is one job posting with multiple positions; therefore, please submit one application only. In your cover letter, please refer to which schedule(s) you are interested in.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Branch Head, the Supervisor supports the day to day operation of a medium branch while adhering to the Library’s policies and procedures in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission and values. The Supervisor leads the clerical staff team and oversees the clerical work related to the administration of the unit and participates in developing, ensuring and sharing system wide consistent practices, particularly with respect to circulation and clerical administration.

Job Requirements:


  • Completion of Twelfth Grade, supplemented by post-secondary level courses, such as supervision, business, computer and library technician courses.


  • Five years of public library service, including two or more years of demonstrated successful supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to lead, coach and develop a clerical staff team; excellent team-building and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of VPL current trends and leading practices in areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to learn new technologies, applications & software, processes and skills.
  • Understanding of library services, collections, technologies and resources.
  • Strong commitment to serving clients; open, pragmatic and responsive to clients and community.
  • Innovative and flexible in a rapidly changing library environment with the ability to assist staff to participate in and be open to change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to actively promote the service of the branch to the patrons and work with them to meet their needs and expectations.

Affiliation: CUPE 391
Employment Type: Regular Full Time, Temporary Full Time
Salary: $31.56 to $37.12 per hour
Work Schedule:

Schedule One – MAR (RFT)

Weeks 1 to 4:

Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:40am - 6:10pm, Saturday 8:40am - 5:10pm,

EDO on Saturday Week 4

Schedule Two – HAS (TFT) – Until May 2024

Weeks 1 to 3:

Tuesday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday 9:40am - 6:10pm, EDO on Saturday Week 3

Week 4:

Tuesday 12:40pm - 9:10pm, Wednesday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday 9:40am - 6:10pm

Note: Work schedules may change with reasonable notice

Closing date: Monday, February 6th, 2023 at 11:59pm

While the Library thanks you in advance, only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

Vancouver Public Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds including Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ+, all genders, ethnicities, and persons with disabilities. Should you be shortlisted and require an accommodation during the selection process, please provide details to the hiring committee.

Applicants must be prepared to work at any location in the VPL system. As VPL is responsible for the well-being of its patrons, a Police Information Check clearance is a condition of employment. All Vancouver Public Library employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Candidates who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability) can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. Please refer to our policy for further information. Personal information collected is used in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.