Youth Programming Coordinator

Open Until Filled

The Freedom Public Library is looking for a vibrant and creative service-oriented Youth Programming Coordinator, working under the supervision of the Library Director.

Description of Duties

General

  • Perform checkouts, checkins, and patron registration as needed
  • Open and close the library as needed
  • Check and promptly respond to messages; including text, voice mail, and email

Programming

  • Plan and implement Preschool Storytime program as COVID allows
  • Coordinate the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program
  • Plan and implement Fun Fridays (monthly after-school activities, followed by pizza & movie showing) as COVID allows
  • Plan and implement Youth and Preschool Summer Reading Programs; including the summer reading kickoff, reading logs, and activities. Work with the Library Director to select prizes and performers for Summer Reading Program
  •  Coordinate class visits and other literacy initiatives with the Freedom Elementary School
  • Recommend uses of trust funds dedicated to youth literacy initiatives
  • Make recommendations for materials to add to the picture book and juvenile collections.
  • Coordinate and provide supportive atmosphere for all youth programming volunteers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A degree in Library Science with a focus on Youth Services, Early Childhood Education, Education, or similar preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience demonstrating mastery of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will also be considered.
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working with children
  • Enthusiasm for providing quality programming and services for children
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions
  • Ability to supervise and delegate volunteers as needed
  • Computer competence
  • Flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills, and teamwork
  • Satisfactory background check

Schedule and Salary:

This is an hourly position approved for up to 10 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday; averaging 2-5 hours per week, more during summer. These regular hours include prep time. Expected to work as needed outside of normal library hours to lead programs, attend workshops and meetings, or conduct other library business as needed. May be called on to substitute at the Circulation Desk. Rate of pay is $17 per hour. This position offers paid holidays.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to director@freedompubliclibrary.org

or mail to:

Christopher Libby, Director
Freedom Public Library
PO Box 159
Freedom, NH 03836