Library Manager, Campbell River (Temporary) Campbell River , BC


Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) serves approximately 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Mainland Coast through 39 branch libraries and a Virtual Branch, with a staff of approximately 400 employees.

We currently have a Temporary Full-Time Opportunity for a Library Manager primarily based in Campbell River and responsible for several rural branches.

Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, Experience and Engagement (North) your representative duties will include the following areas of responsibility:

  • Operation of the branch/zone including library services, staff, customer relations, collection, furnishings and equipment, appearance and safety of the facility, plus the branch’s profile in the community.

The successful candidate will possess the following management skills:

  • Superior communication capabilities and leadership skills.
  • Able to lead projects, build community connections, motivate staff, and model excellent customer service.
  • Oversee the effective and efficient coordination of projects.
  • Capable of working and collaborating in all capacities of a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities in the maintenance of branch collection(s).
  • Committed to establishing an environment of respect and accountability.
  • Motivates creative contributions from others. With proven ability to coach and mentor staff allowing them to develop and excel.

Requirements include completion of an ALA graduate degree in librarianship and information studies: two (2) years (full time) relevant library/supervisory experience in a public service setting; completion of workshops/seminars and/or demonstrated skills and knowledge in the areas of library services, facilitating, training; leadership, team building, supervision, customer service, communication and conflict resolution.

You should also know:

You are required to have a valid BC Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle given that there may be travel to various VIRL Branches. You will also be required to satisfactorily complete a Criminal Record Check (Working with Children &Vulnerable Adults).

Note: The dates for this position are August 12, 2019 - March 10, 2020.

Please submit a single pdf document including cover letter and resume to: quoting Job Posting GEU2019-50 CR in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until August 27, 2019 at 5 pm.

This is a BC GEU Unionized position providing an hourly rate of $41.39 - Please visit our Job Board for additional details.

VIRL thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

Closes: 27 August, 2019

Vancouver Island Regional Library
Campbell River , BC