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Communications Assistant (Auxiliary On-Call)

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Position Information

Position Title Communications Assistant (Auxiliary On-Call)
Job Status Auxiliary
About Us
At North Vancouver District Public Library, we inspire learning, discovery, creativity and collaboration in our community. Serving almost 90,000 residents at three full-service locations and one Express Library throughout the beautiful District of North Vancouver, we are proud to provide free and equitable access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections and digital resources, a wide range of technology and computers, including StoryLab, and so much more. Proudly late fine free, our libraries are the destination for our growing community to connect, share, and inspire.   
Position Overview
At NVDPL, we believe in building community and relationships, nurturing innovation while honouring tradition, embracing exploration, creativity, and fun, and supporting human potential and enabling excellence. 
North Vancouver District Public Library is recruiting an Auxiliary On-Call Communications Assistant to join our team to help promote awareness of the library, its service and programs.  

 What you’ll be doing
Are you passionate about marketing and communications? Excited to contribute to the vibrant world of libraries? We’re seeking a Communications Assistant to help support a wide variety of marketing and communications initiatives at NVDPL, including: 

  • assisting with the production of print and digital promotional materials
  • compiling, drafting, editing and designing program promotional materials and descriptions
  • monitoring and maintaining web content, e-newsletter content, and library program content
  • contributing to engaging social media content to market library offerings
  • drafting press releases, correspondence and administrative reports
  • assisting with the planning and execution of special events

What you’ll need to succeed 
  • Completion of Grade 12 with complementary experience or training related to the position
  • Familiarity of applicable design and publishing tools that support communications and promotional work, eg. Adobe InDesign 
  • Sound knowledge of library and community services, including local media and contacts
  • Ability to review content from a wide variety of sources and modify for consistency 
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with using social media for marketing purposes
  • Ability to work collaboratively and enjoy working on a small team
It’s great if you have
  • Experience with writing and maintaining website content 
  • An interest in content creation, photography and basic videography
  • Sound knowledge of social media channels and scheduling software 
  • Experience with creating e-newsletters 

The hourly pay rate for this unionized position starts at $27.43, plus 12% in Lieu of Benefits. This work requires flexible availability, including evenings and weekend shifts.
North Vancouver District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, barrier-free work environment. If you have a passion for connecting community, sharing knowledge, and inspiring stories, and you are interested in joining our dynamic team, then we’d like to hear from you!
Qualified applicants are invited to apply online only with your cover letter and resume at by February 23, 2024 to be considered for this competition. 
Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Compensation The hourly pay rate for this unionized position starts at $27.43, plus 12% in Lieu of Benefits.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#24-02L
Job Open Date 02/05/2024
Job Close Date 02/23/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other