Manager, Adult Programs Toronto , ON


Posting #: 22-085EXT

Posting Date: January 13, 2022

Closing Date: January 21, 2022

Job Title: Manager, Adult Programs

Department: Service, Development & Innovation

Adult Services & Program Development

Status: Temporary Full-Time – EXEMPT (With an expected end date of November 3, 2023).

Hours Per Week & Schedule of Work:

35 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

the position:

As a member of Service Development & Innovation this role, under the general direction of the Manager, Adult Services, and as a member of the Service Development & Innovation management team, the Manager, Adult Programs will lead the planning, development and promotion of adult programming across all Toronto Public Library locations to ensure a consistent, high quality experience for customers, as well as co-lead TPL online programming service. This includes the management of program proposals from external performers, development of strategic partnerships for programming, coordination of key program campaigns, oversight of grant funded programs as well as monitoring and evaluating adult programming to meet system-wide standards for quality and equity of access.

The Toronto Public Library is North America’s busiest urban public library system. The library employs approximately 2,400 staff who provide high quality library services to the people of Toronto across 100 public locations. The Library organization is an independent Board of the City of Toronto. Every year more than 19 million people visit our 100 branches, there are more than 26 million visits to our website and over 32 million items are borrowed. Over 72% of Torontonians use the library and 1.2 million people are registered Library cardholders. Collections comprise over 11 million items including books, eBooks and DVDs, with 430 languages represented in the diverse library materials. In 2017, over 14,300 adult programs were delivered to a total audience of approximately 242,000 people.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the designated Manager, responsible for the management of departments, branches or corporate projects.

  • Manages the daily operations and services of departments or branches
  • Effectively communicates policies, programs and services to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensures the achievement of goals and objectives for the area of responsibility
  • Recommends annual budget allocations and maintains budget control
  • Assumes responsibility for the department or area in the absence of the Manager, Adult Services
  • Hires new staff, transfers, promotes, approves wage increases and confirms performance evaluations
  • Disciplines, terminates, participates in grievance procedures and administers collective agreements as required
  • Manages training, development and supervision of all levels of staff in the area of responsibility
  • Represents the Library in appropriate community and professional organizations
  • Designs, manages and monitors performance measures for the area of responsibility
  • Plans and manages the annual delivery of programs, events, displays and exhibits appropriate to the designated community
  • Contributes to service development and delivery through leadership in system committees or projects
  • Ensures safe and welcoming facilities and environments.
  • Post graduate university degree in library or information science from an accredited program, or a recognized library degree equivalent
  • Experience in managing a team of professional and support staff, preferably in the area of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and collaborative work approaches
  • Committed to providing efficient, responsive and innovative service to clients
  • Demonstrated capacity for problem solving, results orientation and creativity
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Superior facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of developments in library field and relevant legislation
  • Proven ability in managing change.

Salary:$95,596.80 (2022 Rate, Wage Grade 7)


E-mail your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Posting #, to We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

COVID-19 vaccines are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical or other protected ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Closes: 21 January, 2022

Toronto Public Library
Toronto , ON