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Makerspace Assistant – Pt

City of Mississauga

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted September 11, 2023.

Req ID: 23753
Vacancy Type: Part-Time
Number of Positions: 4
Closing Date: 09/14/2023

4 Part-Time Positions, 20 up to 48 hours biweekly (closer to 40 up to 48 hours biweekly)

*Please note: although these positions will be home accounted to Hazel McCallion Central Library, the successful candidates wll be scheduled to work at any library location in the City of Mississauga and will be required to organize their own travel*

Job Summary

Providing customer service and support in the use of makerspace at Central Library and Branch Libraries. Provide makerspace training & support to library staff and external partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide advanced technology support to customers in library makerspaces.
  • Provides cash handling (including collecting fees, refunds, opening and closing procedures in regards to cash/float counting).
  • Participate in supervision, training and/or evaluation
  • Provides training to public in the use of makerspace equipment and technology.
  • Coordinate, plan and conduct Makerspace training, class visits, tours and outreach.
  • Deliver Makerspace training for branch/department library staff.
  • Assists in development of Makerspace processes and procedures, maintains and updates procedures.
  • Responsible for first level repair support for Makerspace equipment.
  • Participate on system-wide task teams and/or special projects or events.
  • Support identified partners in use of makerspace.
  • Facilitate transfer of shared makerspace materials to branches.
  • Contribute to reports and statistics.
  • Prepare payroll, attendance and financial records.
  • Coordinate routine duties such as inventories, supplies, financial records, holds, exhibits, and room bookings.
  • Provide basic reference and reader’s advisory at Makerspace service points, triages complex requests to branch/department information staff.
  • In the absence of more senior staff, is responsible for the Central Library Makerspace and/or library location.
  • Responsible for fostering a positive and respectful workplace.
  • Responsible for the health, safety and security of staff and customers in accordance with occupational health and safety legislation and library policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please note: This is a bargaining unit position. CUPE Local 1989 members will be given consideration for this vacancy, as per the collective agreement, followed by all other employees.

Prospective applicants should consult article 16.05 of the Collective Agreement under job postings.

Skills and Qualifications
  • Degree or diploma in education, arts, science, library techniques, technology or related field with experience in the provision of training or customer service in the use of technology and digital creation tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivery of technology training.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills are essential in dealing with the staff and public.
  • Effective written and oral skills in English are essential.
  • Ability to lead others,
  • Professional knowledge in the use of makerspace tools, equipment and software.
  • Demonstrated experience with Mac and PC technology support.
  • Some lifting is involved.
  • Ability to work at any Makerspace location in Mississauga.
  • Hours of work for full-time staff to include two evenings per week and alternate Saturdays.
Additional Information

You are required to submit both a resume and cover letter as part of your application submission. Please ensure that this is included when creating/updating your candidate profile before application submission.

Although Part-Time positions are estimated to be 20 up to 48 hours biweekly, we anticipate they will be closer to 40 up to 48 hours biweekly based on the type of work needed.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $29.24 – $35.19 (Interm rate assigned)
Hours of Work: 20 up to 48 hours biweekly
Work Location: King’s Masting
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Mississauga Library , Digital Library Services & Collect
Non-Union/Union: CUPE

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.