Page (assistance occupation)

For other uses, see Page.

A page is an occupation in some professional capacity. Unlike the traditional pages where they were normally younger males, these pages tend to be older and can either be male or female.


Pages are present in some modern workforces. US television network NBC's page program is a notable example of contemporary workplace pages.[1]

A group of legislative pages at the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto, circa 1893.


Some large libraries use the term 'page' for employees or volunteers who retrieve books from the "stacks," which are often closed to the public. This relieves some of the tedium from the librarians, who may occupy themselves with duties requiring their more advanced training and education.

Legislative pages

Many legislative bodies employ student pages as assistants to members of the legislature during session. Legislative pages are secondary school or university students who are unpaid or receive modest stipends. They serve for periods of time ranging from one week to one year, depending on the program. They typically perform small tasks such as running errands, delivering coffee, answering telephones, or assisting a speaker with visual aids. Students typically participate primarily for the work-experience benefits.

The following examples illustrate the range of legislative page programs:

United States


  1. "Page Program". NBC. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. Legislative Page Program, Legislative Assembly of Ontario website, accessed November 1, 2010
  3. House Ends Page Program

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