Youth Programming & Outreach Associate

Job Opportunity at Fairport Harbor Public Library  

Programming and Outreach Associate – Youth focus

Part-Time: 12 hours per week with sick leave,  paid holidays, paid breaks, and other benefits.  Salary, hours, and benefits commensurate with education and experience.

Position Description:  This position requires considerable contact with the public.  The Youth Reference Associate will assist with the planning, presentation, and promotion of creative and innovative programming for children and youth ages 0-16 and their caregivers. This position will act as a library representative at community events.  The Programming and Outreach Associate will share duties at the circulation and reference desks.  Daytime hours currently are needed, but the ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 2-year college degree / Associates Degree with extensive experience working with young children, school age youth, teens, and families.  Experience working in an educational setting or leading group activities.  Experience in customer service, community outreach, public speaking, event planning, and working within diverse communities.   Experience in online gaming, social media, and computer use education is also desired.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Candidates should also present an upbeat attitude, have a sense of humor, and place top priority on customer service.  They must have the ability to work collaboratively with others.  Candidates should have an interest in, comfort with, and a genuine desire to serve and engage with children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds.  Having an interest and knowledge in current literature for children ages 0-16 as well as knowledge of popular materials for patrons of all ages is key.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills.  

Application form available online or at the library.

The position will remain open until filled.   Applications received by Friday, July 23, 2021 will be given first consideration.

Please submit your completed application form, resume, and two letters of reference to:

Kara Cervelli, Director
Fairport Harbor Public Library
335 Vine Street
Fairport Harbor, OH  44077


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