Little Makers Interns – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities for children ages 2 to 6 and their families and care providers. This is an exciting opportunity for those studying or currently working in Early Education or Librarianship, but others are encouraged to apply. The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions offering $10-$15 per hour, depending on education and experience.  Interns will be working on location at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, in Keene, NH, starting as soon as possible, and will end on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as three months or up to 24 months.  Total working hours will be approximately 10 hours per month. Some weekday hours may be available.

What you’ll be doing:

• Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts.
•Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
•Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning.

Employment Requirements:
•    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work.
•    Be able to make a firm commitment to at least three months of service.
•    Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month from 9AM-1PM.
•    Have reliable transportation to and from work.
•    Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers.
•    Have excellent communication, planning, organizational, and writing skills.
•    Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things.
•    Be able to work as part of a team or individually.
•    Be able to provide three professional references.
•    A successful background check is required.

Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.

This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!  Interested candidates should apply today:  Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates is received.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(This job is for: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH  03431)

Questions:  Contact about the internship?  Please contact Tracy Snow, Librarian at 603.352.0157

– Posted August 8, 2019