The Town of Essex, Vermont is seeking a Head of Youth Services Assistant Librarian to manage the youth department and children’s area while performing creative work in support of the operation of the Essex Free Library. The position directs youth library programs, and selects and maintains materials for the Children’s and Young Adult collections. Duties also include the cataloging of all youth materials, management of specific reports, community outreach, publicity, and direct service work in support of the operation of the library, as well as all other related work as required.
This position works under the direction of the Library Director and works in accordance with all town policies. This position works approximately 40 hours per week to include one evening and every other Saturday. Hours will be divided between two circulation desks.
MLS/MLIS degree is required. Prior library experience is required. Candidates must be proficient with computers and technology and have experience with web platforms and social media. Candidates must be familiar with both adult and juvenile literature and be comfortable with providing reader’s advisory to patrons, particularly children. Candidates must possess considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services.
The minimum starting salary for this full-time position is $20.18 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. Candidates can apply online at https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/ . If you are unable to apply online an appointment can be made to pick up a paper application by calling 802-857-0113. This position has excellent health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, and paid leave. Applications will be taken until April 7, 2021.
The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.
– Updated March 26, 2021