Youth Program Coordinator – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Under the supervision of the Director, the Youth Programming Coordinator is responsible for planning, advertising, and implementing programming for children and young adults at the Carpenter-Carse Library.

This position starts at 15 hours per week with the possibility of moving up to 20 hours per week of employment for the right candidate. This position begins mid-May 2019. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Responsibilities

· Plans and implements appropriate activities for young people and records related statistics.

· Presents literacy programs for families with children of all ages, after-school programming, and a Summer Reading Program schedule, among other programming initiatives that revolve around the candidate’s creative prerogatives and what is happening in our community and world.

· Promotes library programs, recruits and registers participants, and communicates with library staff, parents and caregivers.

· Communicates with any performers including scheduling and payment agreements.

· Manages a budget of ≥ $2700 annually, which may include fundraising and soliciting donations.

· Works with and solicits volunteers to help at library events and programs.

· Creates interactive and attractive displays promoting youth programs, the library’s collections, and library-wide initiatives.

· Makes suggestions for youth collection development, especially when pertinent to programming.

· Acts as a library clerk when not executing programming, and performs routine library services as required. (A description of our library clerk job description is available by request.)

· Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications

· Graduate from high school or equivalent.

· College degree in Education, Library Science, (or a related field), and/or a Masters in Library Science or a Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship is highly desirable.

· Minimum of two (2) years working with youth in an educational or recreational capacity and can pass a clean background check.

· Minimum of two (2) years clerical or customer-service related experience, preferably in a library.

· Has excellent customer service and public relations skills: works in a pleasant and effective manner with visitors and library members of all ages and abilities, as well as co-workers.

· Is able to work with minimum supervision individually as well as with others and regularly takes personal initiative to execute work responsibilities.

· Has a working knowledge of computers and automated search methods.

· Experience in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.). Experience with social media. Basic graphic design skills and an eye for creativity are a plus.

posted on February 20th, 2019