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Library ambassador application form

Applications for the fall 2023 term are now open.

Library ambassadors support the Library’s student engagement activities through the development and execution of in-person and virtual programming, social media content creation and peer connection. 

Are you ...

  • Enthusiastic about the Library and want to learn more 
  • Skilled in creating social media content like reels, videos and memes 
  • Outgoing and enjoy being in front of the camera or talking with new people 
  • Creative and love collaborating with other students 
  • Keen to explore library spaces and share with others
  • Interested in making an impact on the campus community

If so, we would love to have you join the team!  

You can expect ...

  • To increase your understanding of the Library and how it supports students (including you!) 
  • To gain experience in social media marketing, communications, and events 
  • To develop key soft skills for working in a professional setting 
  • To work with other library ambassadors, students and the Library’s Communications Team 

Job responsibilities

Social media support

  • Assist in the development and creation of social media content, including ideation, content development and some video/on camera work 

Outreach and engagement

  • Assist in the development, promotion and execution of programming to increase student engagement with the Library 
  • Represent the Library in a courteous and professional manner  
  • Host and facilitate library booths to promote our services and resources 

Conduct library tours

  • Lead library tours for various peer groups in both Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries 

Communications team support

  • Support the Library's Communications Team goals and activities as needed, providing student insight and ideas
  • Help support library partnerships and inter-campus collaboration 
  • Assist and model for promotional photoshoots
  • Participate in regular team meetings 

Required skills 

  • An interest in the Library, student engagement and marketing, with the ability to think in creative and unconventional ways to promote the value of the Library to the student experience 
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of creating social media content. Previous experience creating social media content for an organization/brand is considered an asset 
  • People person who enjoys helping others, collaborating with teammates, and is comfortable communicating with different audiences in a variety of ways 
  • Excellent time management, organization and prioritization skills with the ability to manage work and academic responsibilities in a hybrid environment 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, you can communicate complex ideas with a high degree of accuracy  

Nice to haves

  • Knowledge of the Library and how it contributes to the student experience   
  • Graphic design and/or video skills 
  • Event planning experience, especially in a campus environment 
  • Experience in providing guided tours  

Hours: There is flexibility in hours with some virtual and some in-person work with this role. In-person work takes place Monday to Friday, typically between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Training may happen on weekends to accommodate team schedules.

Compensation: $19.05/hour 

Submit PDF resume and cover letter to snazaman@uwaterloo.ca by Sunday, July 30, 2023. 

Include portfolio of work, if available. 

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