Job Announcement: Youth Services Assistant

CONWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

JOB TITLE: Youth Services Assistant  

The Conway Public Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy team member to provide a high level of service in the areas of children’s services and technology assistance. 

Job Description:

Plans and conducts programs for children, in coordination with the Head of Youth Services, to encourage reading and listening and the use of library materials; including all special programs such as story times, summer reading, and class visits.  Provides front desk and tech reference services to the public. 

Accountability:

Reports to the Head of Youth Services 

Youth Services Duties and Responsibilities:

•Working with the Head of Youth Services, develop, conduct, and publicize library programs in-person and online for children. 

•Provide outreach to area schools, daycares, preschools, and homeschoolers.

•Conduct "story time" programming for children. 

•Develop content such as newspaper articles, social media posts, and articles for Constant Contact e-mail newsletter. 

•Make recommendations to Head of Youth Services on the selection, replacement, and weeding of children’s materials.

•Assist the public in the selection and interpretation of children’s material.

•Assemble and arrange displays. 

•Provides reference and circulations services at the front desk approximately 15-18 hours per week. 

•Working with Assistant Director, provides tech reference services as well as tech programming. 

Training, Skills and Experience:

College Degree required. 3-5 years’ experience working with children required, preferably in a library setting. Demonstrated experience conducting children's programming required. Knowledge of library services, practices and procedures preferred. Operational knowledge of computer hardware/software required. Comfort using a wide range of social media platforms preferred. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 

Schedule: Five days per week with some evenings and Saturdays 

Salary: $18 per hour, 40 hours per week. 

Benefits: Two weeks' vacation and sick time. Two personal days. Excellent benefits package includes health insurance and participation in the NH Retirement System. 

Deadline:  Open until filled. 

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David Smolen, Library Director, via email. dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org. Use the subject line "Youth Services Assistant Position" when submitting email. 

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