Manitowoc, WI: Teen Services Associate – Manitowoc Public Library

Contact Name: Kristin Stoeger

Contact Email : kstoeger@manitowoc.org

Institution/Organization Name: Manitowoc Public Library

Job Location: Manitowoc, WI

Job Title: Teen Services Associate

Application Deadline : 4-19-17

Years of Experience Required:

Link to Job Posting: http://www.manitowoc.org/1821/Job-Opportunities

Job Description: Teen Services Associate part-time
SALARY: $19.84 /Hour
OPENING DATE: 4-4-17
CLOSING DATE: Open until 4-19-17
Manitowoc Public Library is currently accepting applications for a creative, energetic and innovative Teen Associate to plan and manage services and programming for tweens and young adults. This associate would be part of our Youth Services Department. Candidates should be outgoing and in touch with current popular culture, forward-thinking, technologically savvy and committed to excellent customer service.
Provides a variety of specialized library related services, including but not limited to program development and delivery, customers support and guidance in the use of library resources, collection development and maintenance and outreach and public relations services. This position may be scheduled to work any hours the Library is open for business (i.e. weekdays, evenings, Saturday and Sunday). This position works 24 hours per week.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.manitowoc.org/1821/Job-Opportunities
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
920-686-3000

Responsibilities:
Plans, schedules, produces and promotes programs and innovative library services for teens including Teen Advisory Board meetings, summer library programs, annual Battle of the Books competition and other events.

Conducts outreach to middle and high school students and coordinates activities with local schools and teen service organizations to promote reading and library services.

Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Facebook, library blogs and others.

Provides customer support and guidance in the selection and location of materials and usage of computers and catalog.

Participates in collection development and maintenance, including but not limited to selection, weeding and evaluation. Copy catalogues books and other materials. Consults with reviewing sources to make recommendations for purchase.

Develops and presents programs and services that target specific customer groups, including but not limited to: adults, teens, children and their parents/caregivers, teachers. Prepares press releases and promotional materials to promote community awareness and participation in programs and services.

Plans, coordinates and participates in public relations and fundraising activities. Acts as a Library liaison to civic groups; attends community events as a representative of the Library. Assists in the research of potential grant funding and preparation of grant applications.

Assists in training employees and volunteers in the standard operating procedures of the library. Refers questions or concerns about training accomplishments to the supervisor.

Provides training, support and back up to assistants, pages and volunteers.
Supervises work product of associates,pages and volunteers, makes adjustments in work flow as necessary and refers concerns to the departmental supervisor.

Maintains building security by enforcing library policies for patrons, utilizing disaster and emergency procedures, responding to material threat detection system and other alters. Alerts supervisor and notifies law enforcement as necessary. Completes incident reports.
Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline which provides the necessary skills and abilities is required. Prior work experience in a position with similar duties and responsibilities is desirable. Previous work experience in a position requiring excellent customer service skills, data management skills, and the use of advanced technology in a fast-paced, work-intensive environment is required.

Additional Information:
Receives instruction and supervision from the Youth Services Manager.

Kristin Stoeger, Director
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
920-686-3037

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