POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT
REPORTS TO: Youth Services Librarian
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED. Documented experience working with youth
in a professional or volunteer capacity. Amiable with genuine interest in public service, particularly
working with children and young adults. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Attentive to
detail. Computer proficiency.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and varied schedules based on library needs. Work is
primarily indoors and requires bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, and pushing book carts up to 50
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree or above in education or related field. One year of
professional experience in a public library, ideally with Youth Services. Self-starter and lifelong learner
able to take on new information quickly. Interest in assisting patrons with all library functions and
activities, including technology and electronic resources. Outgoing personality with desire to present
engaging programs to children and teens. Flexible and open to change, with a healthy and appropriate
sense of humor. Experience with computers, mobile platforms, and social media.
PRIMARY DUTIES: Assist with Youth Services programming as needed and directed. Plan, prepare, and
present Youth Services programs in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Youth Services Librarian.
Research and prepare thematic crafts and activities, displays, and materials. Assist with collection
maintenance and organize materials and facilities in Youth Services. Support the Summer
Library/Reading Program as directed. Provide outreach and community services for the library, including
establishing partnerships that may include oral presentations and programs. Monitor and coordinate
office and program supplies. Assist with circulation desk coverage, book processing, and other duties as
assigned. Ability to travel between various locations to meet the assignments of the position. Participate
in ongoing professional development.
OTHER DUTIES: As assigned by Youth Services Librarian or Library Director.
Position Open Until Filled
HOURS PER WEEK:
19.5± hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
If the opportunity to support young people by helping provide meaningful library and learning experiences appeals to you, please submit your application today!