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Library Adult and Teen Program Coordinator                       2/7/2019

 

 


The Town of Esopus Library is looking for a creative and motivated person to fill a part-time (25 hours/week) Adult and Teen Programming Coordinator position. The Adult and Teen Programming Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning, marketing, conducting, and facilitating programs for patrons ages 13 – up.  The incumbent will coordinate adult events and workshop series, as well as overseeing our ongoing weekly and monthly adult programs. The programmer will research, make contact and negotiate with potential program presenters and performers.  Programs include, but are not limited to, book talks, art and craft classes, history lectures, music, dancing and exercise groups. Our adult programming is vital and diverse, and responsive to patrons’ stated needs and preferences. 

The Adult and Teen Programmer will offer innovative Teen programs, and approach Teen sessions with significant energy. This person will also initiate a Teen Volunteer program, collaborating with the Children’s Programmer to create fun and educational volunteer opportunities.  The incumbent must be technology savvy, and willing to learn and adapt to new and changing technologies. Teen programs include, but are not limited to 3-D printing, creating movies, Battle of the Books, Coding, and Gaming.


The Adult and Teen Programmer promotes programs via social media, e-newsletter, websites, email, fliers, and off-site visits to community groups and schools.  Detailed records must be kept pertaining to agreements with presenters and performers, as well as for the assessment of programs. This person must be able to work independently, as well as a part of a team.
The work schedule will be changeable, however, the hours are predominately afternoons and evenings. The following shifts are required: Thursday mornings, Saturdays and two evenings a week.  The incumbent will processes patron requests for library materials and information using an online database.  They will help patrons with the use of the computers and computer programs, and assist in finding library materials. 


This person must be people-oriented. They will establish positive working relationships with staff and patrons and engage community partners in activities at the library and in the community.  They must communicate effectively in both oral and written form with customers and staff, and demonstrate skills in public speaking. They must exhibit flexibility, and a willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.

This is a provisional Civil Service position, and the candidate must meet minimum qualifications. Education and experience requirements: 1) A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field and one year of experience in a library setting or performing duties related to the oversight, coordination and administration of programs for adults and/or teenagers, or 2) An Associates Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field and 3 years of experience as described in #1, or 3) Graduation from high school and 5 years of experience, as described in #1, or 4) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above.


The salary begins at $15.00 per hour, and includes benefits.

 

Please send a meaningful cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  Brooke Dittmar, Director, Town of Esopus Library, PO Box 1167, Port Ewen, NY  12466, or email to esopusdirector@gmail.com.  

 

Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for submission is February 28th.