Manager of People and Spaces

Website King Township Public Library


King Township Public Library (KTPL) serves a vibrant community of over 27,000 residents through our multi-branch system. As part of the GTA, King residents are drawn to its rural lifestyle, village atmosphere and high quality of life. The staff and library system enjoy the strong support of the community.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Manager of People and Spaces (MPS) is responsible for the provision of relevant, current and valued library services that exceed user expectations through the management of front-line customer service and related staffing, facility oversight, and KTPL’s compliance to employment, health & safety and accessibility legislation. The MPS draws upon an entrepreneurial spirit and drive for continuous improvement to provide leadership in creating an innovative, progressive, accountable and positive work environment that motivates and empowers staff to achieve organizational goals and performance objectives in alignment with the Strategic Plan set by the Library Board. The MPS uses professional expertise when collaborating and making decisions as a member of the Library Leadership Team.

The optimal person for this position will be an enthusiastic team player, who has the ability to lead a team in the objectives of customer service excellence and KTPL’s continued rank as a top-valued service in the King community.They must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and professionalism in all situations. They also have the ability to develop, implement and engage both new and existing staff in continuous learning that enables staff to operate with confidence and autonomy. They can foster effective, productive relationships with both the staff and the public, with the ability to diffuse difficult situations with positive results. Finally, strong time-management skills, a desire to take on new initiatives, the ability to multitask and awareness of emerging library trends, applications and digital resources, as well as best practices are a must.


  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree and minimum seven (7) years of library experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of managerial/supervisory experience in a public library setting, including performance development, budget management, and project management
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge, ability and enthusiasm to deliver front-line public library service
  • Confident use of technological innovations, applications and digital resources, especially in the area of front-line services
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Proven abilities in team management and fostering a strong teamwork ethic
  • Demonstrated capacity for service planning, problem solving, results orientation, analytical skills and creativity

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends

Compensation: $86,996 – $105,851 annually (2023 rate) and a competitive benefits package

Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2023 by 12 p.m.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Compensation: $86,996 – $105,851

Closes: 2 October, 2023

King Township Public Library
King City , ON

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