Employment and Volunteering

Interested in working or volunteering at the library? You can view all available employment and volunteering opportunities below.

Employment

We’re hiring!

Library Assistant – Digital Services (PDF)

The Smiths Falls Public Library is currently looking for a part-time Library Assistant – Digital Services. This position will be responsible for keeping the library’s website updated, leading the library’s social media and marketing efforts and monthly reporting of statistics, as well as other related duties as assigned. Please read the full job responsibilities and qualifications before applying.

Job Type: Permanent Part-Time

Posting Date: November 30, 2022

Application Deadline: December 14, 2022

Volunteering

General Requirements for Volunteers:

  • At least 14 years of age (except for the Teen Advisory Board which is for ages 13 to 18)
  • Willingness to undergo a vulnerable sector check if necessary for the position
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to follow all library policies and procedures
  • Reliability

Volunteer Positions

Event Assistant

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist library staff at major events- the tasks will vary but may include providing directions and assisting with setup and cleanup

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A willingness to help out occasionally for several hours at a time
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • A welcoming demeanour

Shelf Reader

What You’ll Do:

  • Make sure that our books are located in their intended locations

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A great eye for detail
  • Great tolerance for repetitive work
  • A commitment to a set schedule of shifts (one shift weekly or biweekly)

Craft Preparer

What You’ll Do:

  • Help prepare materials for library crafts

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • Good coordination (they’ll be a lot of cutting with scissors)
  • A willingness to help out when needed

Flyer Deliverer

What You’ll Do:

  • Deliver flyers/brochures to houses in Smiths Falls

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • Ability to walk long distances while carrying flyers/brochures
  • Available for several hours several times per year

Teen Advisory Board Member

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide valuable insight on teen programs and services

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A commitment to attending monthly meetings
  • Lots of ideas
  • Lived experience as a teen in Smiths Falls or the Township of Montague

For more information about the Teen Advisory Board, please see the Teen Programs page.

None of the positions suit you? Maybe you’d like to join the Friends of the Library?