IT/Makerspace Intern

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 completed post-secondary 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:

Web Site & 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 on-demand 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.

Start Date: August 12th, 2019

Deadline: Please submit your cover letter and resume by Thursday 18h July, 2019 @ 9pm to

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

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