Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Employment & Volunteering

Employment & Volunteering

Employment Opportunities


Library Services Assistant, Part-time

Port Hope Public Library requires a part-time Library Services Assistant to work as a member of the customer service team. This position performs information, circulation and customer service functions including answering information questions, providing reader’s advisory, checking in/out library materials, developing, and maintaining collections, overseeing membership processes and participating in the delivery of programming and community outreach initiatives.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  1. High school diploma with two years related experience in a public library or customer service oriented environment
  2. Post-secondary diploma (Library Technician, EXCEL) would be an asset but not required
  3. Broad knowledge of technology and applications, including Microsoft Office, social media platforms and electronic databases
  4. Excellent oral and written, communication skills
  5. Effective interpersonal and customer service skills including conflict resolution, teamwork, professional work ethic and a demonstrated commitment to excellence
  6. Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives following approved policies and establish procedures without supervision
  7. Successful employment history in a library using Symphony Workflows preferred
  8. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  9. Vulnerable sector criminal record check required upon start

Schedule will be variable and may include day, evening, and weekend shifts; work sites will include both the Mary J. Benson Branch and The Hub at Canton.

  • Must be available to work 2 evening shifts per week and 2 weekends per month
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

Compensation as per the Collective Agreement between the Port Hope Public Library Board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 749-01.

Pay Range: $22.19 to $26.51 (currently under review)

Benefits: Voluntary membership in OMERS Primary Pension Plan; eligibility criteria as determined by OMERS, selective benefits/allowances as per the CUPE collective agreement.

Please send resume and cover letter to the Library Services Manager, Susan Watkin, via email at swatkin@phpl.ca by Friday, April 12th at 5pm.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. The Port Hope Public Library Board is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request accommodations are available in the recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Library has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. Some Library programs and services would not be possible without the generous support of our volunteers. Please contact Lisa O'Leary or 905-885-4712 ext 2627. We require all individuals interested in voluteering to complete a Volunteer Application prior to consideration. Here is access to a fillable PDF that you can complete, save and send to Lisa over email or print and drop off next time you're at the library. 

Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board is responsible for governance and policies for the Library. Members are appointed by Municipal Council. To contact the Board, click here to submit an email.

Friends of the Library

Port Hope Public Library Board invites the community to be part of a Friends of the Library group. The group has an executive and meets monthly - everyone is welcome. Meeting dates can be found on the Events Calendar or please ask Library staff. Come out to learn all about how Friends support libraries through advocacy, building awareness, fundraising, volunteering and program support. Contact CEO Margaret Scott for more information.