Youth Services Specialist – Buckingham County Public Library
Reports to: Buckingham County Public Library Branch Manager
Minimum qualifications and/or experience: Associate’s Degree and two years of experience in a relevant field OR four years of experience in a relevant field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Must possess knowledge of children’s and teen’s developmental needs and a knowledge of children’s and teen’s literature. Experience in a customer service environment is also desirable.
Desirable areas of expertise: Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal/group skills as well as flexibility and adaptability. Ability to interact positively with children, teens, parents and/or caregivers, and professionals within the community.
Ability to do a wide range of effective programming for ages 0-18.
Ability to plan and organize work and identify problems and develop solutions.
Ability to incorporate creativity and innovation in programming.
Experience using technology and electronic resources.
Duties and responsibilities: The Youth Services Specialist is responsible for developing programs and services for children and teens, including incorporating initiatives from the Library of Virginia.
Independently selects stories, finger plays, crafts, and other activities for scheduled programs for children and teens.
Composes and prepares materials to publicize and promote children’s and teen programs and services.
Contacts day care and Head Start centers as needed to schedule and do appropriate programs at those locations. Acts as library liaison with the local school systems; working with teachers and school librarians as well as doing school visits to promote the library.
Develops and conducts summer reading programs.
Responsible for setting up and cleaning up all scheduled children’s and teen activities.
Maintains, compiles, and reports statistical data needed to measure program effectiveness. Keeps the Branch Manager and Library Director informed of trends in children’s and teen programs and services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General requirements needed to perform essential duties: Ability to take oral as well as written instructions and to work independently. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift books weighing 10 lbs. Ability to push and pull full book bins and book carts. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist, and shoulder movements. Ability to stoop, bend, and reach. Ability to stand for two hours. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Some travel is required. This part-time position pays $12.50 per hour and works about twenty hours per week, including some evening and weekends hours. Benefits include vacation and sick time. Must pass a criminal background check. Email your letter of application, resume, and three references to Amy White, Branch Manager, at email@example.com. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. December 28, 2020.