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Are you creative, crafty, and love kids? Do you like trying out new ideas? Are you good at organizing, planning and getting people involved? The Indiana Free Library is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and highly motivated person who can offer programming using traditional and trendy means for area children both inside or outside the library. Patience with children, outstanding customer service, enthusiasm and a sense of humor are needed to promote this area resource for children and families. Promoting services and a love of reading is the focus of this position and will include developing promotional materials linking families to library services.
Prior experience with children’s programming is a must. The position is part-time, non-exempt, and includes at least one evening per week and Saturdays. Preference will be given to those with Library Science credits marketing skills, and/or an educational background. A full job description is available here. Resumes may be sent with required clearances and three references to 845 Philadelphia Street, Indiana Pa, 15701. No calls please.
Indiana Free Library
Children’s Programming and Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Director coordinates with Children’s Librarian and staff.
Part-time, hourly, approx. 25-30 Hrs/Wk, Non-exempt
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
This non-exempt, part-time position does require regular Saturday and evening hours and possible irregular hours for occasional or annual events.
Job Objective: To create exciting programs or events which promote reading and literacy, and facilitate interactions with area families in all channels of communications.
This position is about engaging families in library activities and using any and all methods of communication to promote library services and programs to area families.
Reports to: Library Director and coordinates with Children’s Librarian and other staff. Some supervision and coordination with volunteers when appropriate.
Essential functions and Responsibilities
· Assist in the Children’s Department to bring about lively, creative weekly programming.
· To create events that engage families or age specific groups in literacy and learning based activities.
· To use communications such as posters, email, departmental calendars, flyers, mailings, press releases, website appropriate entries, social media, presentations or any communication that will reach families regarding library services and activities.
Additional Job Duties
Prepares bulletin boards, banners, crafts, displays of library materials, program lists, reading lists and assists with children’s department reports and communications. May participate in library activities, staff meetings and trainings as required. Conducts library tours. Performs other related work as requested.
Work Environment: Most work is performed in the office-type setting of the Children’s Department. Occasional events may involve outdoor settings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability and skill at project management, planning and organizational skills are essential.
2. General knowledge of children’s books and authors.
3. General knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification System and Sears subject headings.
4. Ability to analyze and evaluate work procedures and to exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and work methods.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in all formats, oral, written and online.
6. Outstanding enthusiasm for customer service and positive staff support.
7. A good working knowledge of Children’s games, activities and crafts ideas.
8. Ability to supervise volunteers and others in assigned area.
9. Ability to use personal computer resources and printers with reasonable speed and accuracy.
10. Knowledge of communication software and resources to promote and market services.
11. Ability to design and distribute marketing materials for programs and activities.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Computer, Internet resources, email, graphic software, social media, as well as educational equipment. Office equipment such as computer and software, paper cutter, fax, copy machine, telephone system and postage meter.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Must be physically able to operate machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, printers, fax machine, and paper cutter.
Work involves some lifting of boxes of books and/or periodicals, and pushing, and pulling of handcart or other type of loaded book cart. Ability to bend, stoop and lift books and boxes with books. Ability to meet children at their level, which may involve bending, stooping, sitting, squatting or kneeling if needed on a regular basis. Ability to meet the physical and emotional demands of working with children and families. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display monitors, for extended periods, ability to on occasion travel out in the community for communications or events.
Education, Experience, and Training
Preferred is a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, communications/marketing , liberal arts, education or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Background in education and experience working with children is preferred. Preference will be given to those with significant experience with children’s programming and/or marketing.
Skills in marketing are a plus and may require special training in graphic presentations.
All employees and volunteers of the Indiana Free Library are required by the Board of Trustees to supply the library with a current copy of an Act 34 and Criminal Background clearance form to be kept of file as a condition of employment.
The Indiana Free Library is a drug-free workplace and a family friendly environment. Any use of tobacco, firearms, alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including other functional areas to cover absences or provide relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
Are you able to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation?
I understand the objectives and basic functions of this position. I will follow library procedures and support library policies in my work. I will responsibly carry out the duties of employment.