Past Competitions

Technical Assistant - Westside Learning Lab

Jan 9, 2020, 12:42 PM
Competition Number:
Nov 4, 2019, 15:00 PM

Permanent Part -Time (18 hours weekly)
Westside Learning Lab
(This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement)

Are you passionate about technology and public service? Do you love teaching and working with people of all ages? Our Vernon and Rutland branches of the Okanagan Regional Library are hiring a permanent full-time technical assistant. This position requires a high level of flexibility, self motivation and creativity. the successful candidate will be energized by the idea of learning about new technologies, creation of dynamic programming, and connecting with Makers of all ages and experiences. Experience with various technologies, coding and makerspace tool is required.

Under the general supervision of the Community Librarian, the Technical Assistant has two primary functions. 

The first function is to help build people’s technical skills and bring alive their interest in what technology can do through a variety of group programming, individual training, and technical assistance. The incumbent will work with a variety of clients, such as children and teens, newcomers, seniors, job seekers, and library staff.  They will assist with program design and delivery as well as provide support for the technology in the library (includes digitization equipment, sound recording studio), outreach activities and library eResources. This is a dynamic role where an enthusiasm for digital literacy and a love of teaching are required, in addition to a strong competency with technology and science.

The second function is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the library branch.  This includes using the circulation module of the automated library system, checking in/out library materials, shelving material, resolving routine problems related to library material, providing reference assistance and reader’s advisory services, and conducting class and groups visits as required.

We are looking for someone who

  • Is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge
  • Loves new tech
  • Has successful completion of post-secondary (college or university) coursework in computer science equivalent to two full terms of first year general computer science courses providing a broad background in hardware, software, networking and coding.
  • Has 2 years’ technical support experience or formal teaching experience.
  • Has experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of modern tools from advanced software to a variety of equipment.
  • Has experience with sound/recording equipment, video equipment, lighting and green screen studio.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please apply as outlined below.  Please forward a covering letter and resume to: 

Human Resources Department
Okanagan Regional Library

Closing Date:   November 4, 2019
Closing Time:  3 p.m.
Please quote: Competition #19-137

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.                             

  • Filled
  • Westside Learning Lab

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.