IT/Makerspace Intern

Job Description PDF

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library is hiring for the Digital Skills for Youth Program. The DS4Y program is a national initiative coordinated by Industry Canada through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy overseen by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

The successful applicant must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship.
  • Have recently (within two years prior to the start of their internship) completed postsecondary studies. Graduates of degree or diploma programs from universities, colleges, post-secondary schools of technology, postsecondary institutes and CEGEP. These may be either publicly or privately funded institutions.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who had been granted refugee status.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship.
  • Self-assess as underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employments.
  • Has not previously participated in a YES Career Focus internship
  • Candidates must express an active interest in emergent technologies
  • Awareness of current library trends particularly those involving the maker movement

The IT/Makerspace Intern's major responsibilities will be:

Website & Social Media

Under the supervision of the IT Coordinator, assists with:

  • Creating, maintaining and developing the Library's website
  • Updating website content with current library programs, events and promotional materials
  • Social media development and maintenance


  • Provides one-on-one technology and makerspace tutoring to library customers and staff ondemand and during regularly scheduled drop-in sessions
  • Assists programming staff with makerspace themed activities and instruction

Customer Service

  • Welcomes customers entering the library and proactively serves them at point of need
  • Delivers front line services by assisting customers with catalogue searches, program and library card registration, materials circulation, customer account issues and library technology

Information Technology

  • Evaluates emerging technologies and provides recommendations on implementations and solutions
  • Maintains and troubleshoots various library software applications
  • Installs, maintains and support of audio-visual equipment, including TV & DVD
  • Maintains Makerspace equipment, including 3D Printer, Carvey, Cricut & VHS to DVD conversion

Rate of pay: $23/hour, 35 hours a week for approximately 6 months (900 hours total) including evening and weekend shifts.


Please submit your cover letter and resume by Thursday 13th December @ 9pm to

Applicant must be able to start position before January 4th, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.