Job: Library Assistant - Part Time

General Information
Position:
Library Assistant - Part Time

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Range $17,500 - $19,500

Job Category:
Children's Services

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

 

Position Overview:

Entry-Level Staff Position

The Society of the Four Arts Children’s Library provides library services and programs for children, families, schools, and other organizations.  The Children’s Library Staff Assistant is responsible primarily for Front Desk circulation duties and preparation of children’s programming.  Ability to assist with programming, and other duties assigned by supervisor, as needed.

 

Describe the functions of this job:

Performs all opening and closing procedures

Check materials in and out to patrons and the daily check-in of Book Drop Return materials

Assists patrons in locating materials and orient them to the physical arrangement of materials throughout the building, especially new or prospective members

Maintains flyers, refill information/brochures/print materials/signage

Informs patrons concerning membership renewal and contact patrons regarding materials, etc.

Answers phone and respond to online inquiries for information

Assists patrons with use Wi-Fi, technology questions, web site and online library catalog

Performs ongoing and project-based collection maintenance of all materials including shelving items, shelf reading, shifting collections, general cleaning, arrangement of library materials, and organization of collections (requires ability to lift to 45 pounds and/or climb a ladder)

Maintains the neat, orderly, and user-friendly appearance of all patron-staff common areas

Creates and maintain displays

Sets up and breaks down equipment, chairs, tables, etc. for indoor and outdoor programs

Prepares, sets-up, and cleans-up thematic projects, crafts, and snacks

Assists story hour / story time / field trips and groups tours

Records patron reservations of pre-scheduled events and maintains daily statistics

Transacts sales

Performs other Library and administrative tasks as required

 

List any particular skills necessary to perform this job:

Enthusiasm and energy for initiating and participating in the work of the library

A positive approach and understanding of families and children

Patience and diplomacy in dealing with visitors and an ability to exhibit a service orientation towards staff and community members

Prior experience working with children, comfortable working with all ages

Some knowledge of Children’s Literature

Attention to detail with organizational ability

Use of good judgment, consideration and reflective of The Society’s policies

Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the priorities of safety and security

A willingness to train and learn new skills

 

List any specialized knowledge an individual must possess to be selected for this job:

2 years of experience in a library setting, school, and/or in a childcare facility

Computer and technology competency

Knowledge of literature and films

 

Education:

A High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree optional

 

Hours:

Part Time: 21- 24 hours / week dependent upon Saturday schedule; occasional Special or Large Program that requires all staff to be present

Workdays –

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Select Saturdays   9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (November – April)

 

A Background Check will be conducted prior to the hiring of the successful candidate

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

 

 


Education:

 

A High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree optional

 

List any specialized knowledge an individual must possess to be selected for this job:

2 years of experience in a library setting, school, and/or in a childcare facility

Computer and technology competency

Knowledge of literature and films


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
07-05-2022

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Special Libraries

Job Type:
Part-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Society of The Four Arts Children's Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
100 Four Arts Plaa

City:
Palm Beach

Zip:
33480

County:
Palm Beach


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Society of The Four Arts

Address:
Children's Library

Address 2:
100 Four Arts Plaza

City:
Palm Beach

State:
Florida

Zip:
33480

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Susan R. Harris

Contact Email:
sharris@fourarts.org

Contact Phone:
561-655-2776; Please, no phone calls

Contact Fax:
N/A

How to apply

Submit Cover Letter with Resume to Susan R. Harris at sharris@fourarts.org beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022. 

All appplicants shall be subject to a criminal background check and Background Check will be conducted prior to the hiring of the successful candidate.


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