Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Volunteering & Employment

Volunteering & Employment

Employment Opportunities

  Vacancy posted on September 22 2022

JOB VACANCY              Library Assistant, Part-time

Port Hope Public Library requires a part-time Library Assistant to work as a member of the customer service team. Duties include customer service functions throughout the Library including answering information questions, providing reader’s advisory, developing and maintaining collections, assisting with circulation, programming and community outreach.

Education, Skills and Experience

  1. High school diploma with two years related experience
  2. Post-secondary diploma (Library Technician, EXCEL) would be an asset
  3. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  4. Customer service skills including conflict resolution, teamwork, professional work ethic and a demonstrated commitment to excellence
  5. Experience in a service based environment
  6. Successful employment history in a library using Symphony Workflows

The position will start immediately. Variable hours will include days, evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Work sites will include both the Mary J. Benson Branch and The Hub at Canton. Compensation as per the Collective Agreement between the Port Hope Public Library Board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 749-01.

Applications including a cover letter and resume may be forwarded to the undersigned until Saturday October 8 2022 at 5 pm.

Alison Houston, Deputy Chief Librarian

Port Hope Public Library

31 Queen Street

Port Hope, On     L1A 2Y8


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. 


Summer Tutors 

Port Hope Public Library usually hires two post-secondary students around May to provide literacy and mathematics tutoring for our summer tutor program. Duties include promotion of the tutor program, providing tutoring for students in Kindergarten through grade 8 and program evaluation. Tutors will be focused on meeting tutor program goals and objectives and developing individualized resources for students. Contact Alison Houston for more information.

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.

Homeschool Group Volunteers    We're looking for volunteers to read to, or be read to, by children in the Homeschool Group, every other Thursday at the Mary J Benson Branch. 

Youth Advisory Committee   Young people are invited to attend YAC which meets to provide input about services and programs for youth.

Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board is responsible for governance and policies for the Library. Members are appointed by Municipal Council.

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.