Posted Nov 17, 2020Library Assistant



Business: TNRD - Merritt Libary
Address: 1691 Garcia St, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8


Administrative Community Customer Service


Merritt Library

TERMS: Permanent Part-Time

START DATE: To be determined


Tuesday 10:00 – 14:00

Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00

Saturday 12:00 – 17:00

Rotation: Every Tuesday and Wednesday; Every other Saturday

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 4, 2020 @ 16:00

(Include your name and the competition number in the subject line of your email.)

About the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Encompassing an unparalleled geographic region in the heart of British Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola

Regional District (TNRD) offers the best of both worlds. Urban life within vibrant communities and outlying rural regions showcase the region's beauty: pristine but rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, lush evergreen forests and both historic and modern areas, all within approximately 45,000 square kilometers.

Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 132,663 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

Our Library System

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL), a department of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, provides a variety of library services through 13 libraries and a Mobile Library. Located in the Central Interior of British Columbia, the TNRL provides programming, materials and resources to people of all ages and abilities. The Library team is committed to providing excellent public service for a lifetime of personal growth, learning and enjoyment. The Page will work in an organization that values flexibility and customer service. As a member of the library team, you will engage with our patrons and help to build strong connections and partnerships with all our communities.

The city of Merritt is located in the beautiful Nicola Valley in south-central British Columbia. Easily accessible by the Coquihalla Highway, this thriving community of over 7,000 residents experiences mild winters, and warm, dry, sunny summers. Branded the Country Music Capital of Canada, and its motto “A Lake a Day as Long as You Stay” together define Merritt’s unique blend of urban lifestyle, and outdoor adventure for arts/culture and sports enthusiasts alike.

The Role

The TNRL is seeking a Page for the Merritt Library who will create a welcoming environment and a superb library experience for all. This position performs basic and routine tasks including shelving and retrieving library materials. Other responsibilities include cleaning and minor preparation of routine displays of library material, clearing abandoned material from public areas, answering directional questions and referring information questions to appropriate staff, photocopying materials, and checking in/out library materials. The Page also interacts with the public and may occasionally deal with challenging situations.

MUNICIPALITIES: Ashcroft, Barriere, Cache Creek, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Lytton, Merritt, Sun Peaks

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Customer service experience
  • A passion for helping others and a belief in the importance of literacy
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 20-25 lbs.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent

The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, Local 705. This is a Grid 3 position, which pays $16.36 - $18.18 per hour.

Applications not fulfilling the criteria set out in this job posting will not be considered. Your application should clearly outline the qualifications, and/or abilities, and experience you have for this position. The TNRL requires that all successful applicants undergo a Criminal Record Check.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to by 16:00 on December 4, 2020.

Please include your name and competition number #2020-041 in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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