The City of Yellowknife
August 29, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary range plus a comprehensive benefits package which includes a defined benefit pension plan
Community Services
Northwest Territories


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. We are currently seeking a qualified, well read and enthusiastic individual to assume the vibrant position of Library Assistant with the Community Services Department for an approximate two and a half year term. The Library serves the population of Yellowknife (approximately 20,000) and offers a comfortable space for reading and studying as well as programs that are offered to residents of all ages from babies to adults. The library is truly a gathering place for our community!


Under the supervision of the Public Services Librarian, the incumbent provides library services to the public, performs the clerical duties necessary to facilitate the day-to-day operations of the library and provides interlibrary loan services. The daily work can include registering patrons for library programs, helping patrons with public access computers, assisting with children’s programming, creating and maintaining attractive and informative book displays, processing materials being taken out and returned, maintaining the library's reserve file and search files using the library's computer system, and coordinating acquisitions by recording orders, verifying shipments with invoices and modifying computer records accordingly.



Completion of grade 12 is the minimum requirement although some post-secondary education is preferred. The position requires the individual to have a varied reading background and be in possession of strong office skills and basic computer literacy. Excellence in customer service is a must. Library experience is preferred, as is an individual who has demonstrated knowledge in current subjects, authors and titles for public queries.  The incumbent must be able to function as a team player and possess a desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds.



The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary range plus a comprehensive benefits package which includes a defined benefit pension plan. For further information or clarification of the job description, please contact Human Resources at 920-5603.


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than September 11, 2020.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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