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Vancouver Island Regional Library has over 370 employees and serves over 430,000 people through 39 branch locations on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola on the central mainland coast, and through our eLibrary at www.virl.bc.ca.

We offer a challenging and supportive work environment that allows employees to make a real difference in their communities, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You’ll interact with customers who value their library services, and colleagues who love what they do.

You’ll be part of a regional team that serves individuals and families through a variety of in-branch and online services. VIRL looks for team members with enthusiasm and dedication – professional librarians and staff who strongly believe in exceptional customer service, while balancing individual and group goals.

Types of Employment

VIRL hires the best qualified candidates. Selections for bargaining unit positions are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the appropriate collective agreement. Depending on the job description and the location of the position, employees will be classified in one of the following groups:

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
  • Exempt

Permanent Full Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned to a regularly scheduled 35 hours per week position and who have completed probation.

Permanent Part Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned a regularly scheduled position of less than 35 hours per week and who have completed probation.

Casual Employees

An employee who has no permanently scheduled hours and is willing to work on call with or without notice.

Pages

Employees who are classified as Pages must be a minimum of 15 years old and be registered and attend school on a full time basis.

Current Vacancies

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Posting  Status*  Position
Type 
Branch  Posting
Number 
Posting
Date 
Closing
Date 
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Scheduling Assistant Open Temporary Nanaimo Harbourfront CUPE2021-141 Oct 7, 2021 Oct 22, 2021 Apply
Library Page – GR Open Page Gold River P2021-160 Oct 22, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – CO Open Casual Courtenay CUPE2021-159 Oct 6, 2021 Oct 21, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – PA Open Casual Port Alberni CUPE2021-158 Oct 21, 2021 Apply
Scheduling Assistant Open Casual Nanaimo Harbourfront CUPE2021-156 Oct 21, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – SI Open Casual Sidney / North Saanich CUPE2021-152 Oct 4, 2021 Oct 19, 2021 Apply
Library Page – CL Open Page Cowichan Lake P2021-151 Oct 19, 2021 Apply
Library Page – PV Open Page Parksville P2021-150 Oct 19, 2021 Apply
Customer Service Librarian I – CC Open Temporary Creativity Commons GEU2021-123 Oct 1, 2021 Oct 16, 2021 Apply
Library Page – CW Screening Page Cowichan (Duncan) P2021-147 Sep 24, 2021 Oct 9, 2021
Screening
Library Page – CW Open Page Cowichan (Duncan) P2021-146 Oct 28, 2021 Apply
Library Page – PV Open Page Parksville P2021-144 Oct 28, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – HA Open Casual Port Hardy CUPE2021-143 Oct 9, 2021 Apply
Library Page – LY Screening Page Ladysmith P2021-121 Sep 15, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Screening
Shipper Receiver II (Driver) Open Casual Administration CUPE2021-135 Sep 8, 2021 Oct 16, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – CL Screening Casual Cowichan Lake CUPE2021-132 Sep 3, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
Screening
Library Assistant – CI Screening Casual Cortes Island CUPE2021-131 Sep 18, 2021
Screening
Library Assistant – SA Screening Casual Sayward CUPE2021-130 Sep 18, 2021
Screening
Library Page – CO Screening Page Courtenay P2021-121 Aug 24, 2021 Sep 8, 2021
Screening
Library Page – CO Screening Page Courtenay P2021-120 Sep 8, 2021
Screening
Library Page – CU Screening Page Cumberland P2021-115 Aug 18, 2021 Sep 2, 2021
Screening
Library Page – SO Filled Page Sooke P2021-92 Jul 22, 2021 Aug 25, 2021
Filled
Systems Analyst Interviewing Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2021-57 Jun 28, 2021 Jul 19, 2021
Interviewing
Information Technician – CC Open Casual Creativity Commons CUPE2021-58 Oct 6, 2021 Oct 27, 2021 Apply
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Open
We are accepting applications until the closing date.
Screening
Posting has closed, applications are being short-listed.
Interviewing
Short-listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
Filled
Competition is closed.
Cancelled
This posting has been withdrawn.

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