The Lakmahal Community Library aims to expand reading horizons and create a community around literature by providing a space to meet, discuss and inspire creativity through community interaction and practice. It provides book lovers, readers, creative writers and poets a space to relax, work and engage in a range of activities such as writing workshops taught by well-known Sri Lankan writers, book clubs, talks and panel discussions. 

We are looking for a full-time programme coordinator to  plan and develop events and programmes at the library and assist day-to-day operations. Our ideal candidate should be someone who is passionate about reading and can work independently. Library qualifications are not necessary, but strong IT skills and a willingness to learn and operate library software is essential. He/She must also be confident in working with people from diverse backgrounds and be able to communicate effectively in English and either Tamil or Sinhala. 


  • Planning and organizing events and programmes at Lakmahal
  • Designing communication materials for events and programmes
  • Publicizing events and programmes amongst library members and the public
  • Ensuring that Lakmahal is a welcoming space for readers from diverse groups
  • Assisting in day-to-day operations and administration of the library
  • Supporting members to make the best use of the library and its facilities 


  • Knowledge and experience in event and programme management 
  • Ability to communicate in English and Sinhala and/or Tamil
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience using and managing social media and other communication platforms
  • Knowledge and experience in basic software packages such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Willingness to work on a roster basis, including weekends


  • Knowledge and experience in basic design and communications softwares such as Canva and Mailchimp 
  • Management experience, particularly in customer service
  • Experience with accounts management

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to

Deadline: 17.03.2023