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Fairport Harbor Public Library is a small and welcoming library in a friendly Lake Erie beach town where the staff know almost all of the patrons by name.  This CLEVNET system library serves not only community library patrons but also the village school students in grades Pre-K to 12.   For almost 100 years, the Library has been dedicated to delivering the best library service possible.  Both the staff and administration believe in a growing, vital library and community and we achieve this vision with an easy, progressive, professional, team-work approach.

Fairport Harbor Public Library is seeking two part-time Youth Programming and Outreach Associates.  Both positions will be 20 hours per week, with a schedule including days, evenings, and weekends.   Benefits include paid sick and vacation leave.

Thank you for your interest in this position at Fairport Harbor Public Library. The deadline for application was Friday, March 20. Our first round of applicants have already been contacted for interviews. If we need to have a second round, other applications will be considered. All applications will be kept on file for 6 months for any future openings. Thank you.

Position Description:  This position requires considerable contact with the public.  The Programming and Outreach Associate(Youth focus) will plan, present, and promote creative and innovative programming for children and youth ages 0-16 and their caregivers.  This position will serve as liaison with all Fairport Harbor schools and will act as a library representative at community events.  The Programming and Outreach Associate will share duties at the circulation and reference desks.  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.   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 should have the ability to work collaboratively with others and 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.   

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The positions will remain open until filled.   Applications received by Friday, March 20, 2020 will be given first consideration.

Please complete this Fairport Harbor Public Library application and submit it with your cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to:

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

Fairport Harbor Public Library is an EEO/Drug free workplace employer.  Fairport Harbor Public Library completes background checks and may require drug testing for certain positions.

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