Employment Opportunities

Youth Service Floater
Branch Youth Program Coordinator

 


 

Youth Service Floater 
The Youth Services Floater works with staff in both the Children’s Library and the Teen Loft, as well as any of our three branches in planning and executing a comprehensive program of library services for children from birth through age 18, their parents, caregivers, and the community organizations that serve them.

This is a part-time position, transportation necessary, schedule includes day, evening, and Saturday hours. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@reading.lib.pa.us.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Support programming and services at all of our Library branches within the City
  • Help to develop promote, and present fun and exciting literacy based programs
  • Assist customers with the use of library resources and services
  • Assist with outreach services to the community
  • Create family friendly displays, calendars, signs, and other promotional material
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • College level coursework in related field preferred

Experience

  • Entry level to 2 years in a professional or educational setting working with children
  • Library experience preferred

Clearances

  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • Mandated Reporting Training for Child Abuse
  • PA Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Effective verbal, written, and digital communication
  • Ability to translate children and teen needs and interests into exciting and effective library services
  • Customer service skills with a diverse, urban population
  • Familiarity with children’s and teen literature both classic and modern
  • Tech-savvy with the Internet, gaming, social media, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Work well under pressure, ability to multi-task, and an energetic team player
  • Bi-lingual Spanish a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS

Scheduling flexibility required as work schedule may vary based on the needs of the library. Evening and weekend hours required. Must have own transportation.

Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 15 pounds. This is a physically active position. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

Disclaimer:
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


 

Branch Youth Program Coordinator 
The Branch Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and providing a robust weekly youth program schedule consisting of creative, age-appropriate, entertaining and educational activities for children, teens, and families; and for working to maximize program participation, promote reading, and increase use of library resources. Transportation necessary, schedule includes day, evening, and Saturday hours. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@reading.lib.pa.us.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Plan and provide weekly youth programs and special events at the branch libraries
  • Plan and provide youth activities for Summer@RPL
  • Coordinate with the branch manager to obtain program supplies
  • Layout the monthly branch library calendar
  • Create flyers and other media to promote youth programs
  • Attend community and school outreach events to promote the library
  • Collaborate with the Main Library Children’s Department and other RPL Branch Youth Program Coordinators, and attend Berks County Public Library Youth Services meetings
  • Keep program attendance records and prepare narrative and statistical reports as assigned
  • Perform circulation duties when needed: check materials in and out, issue library cards, place holds, assist patrons using library resources
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.

Experience

  • 2 years in a professional or educational setting working with children and teens

Clearances

  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • Mandated Reporting Training for Child Abuse
  • PA Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Outgoing, enthusiastic demeanor
  • Knowledge of children’s and teen literature and media
  • Creative skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Innovative approach to community needs
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally, digitally, and in writing
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills; comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, and social media
  • Additional consideration for Bilingual-Spanish

WORKING CONDITIONS

Scheduling flexibility required as work schedule may vary based on the needs of the library. Evening and weekend hours required. Must have own transportation.

Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 15 pounds. This is a physically active position.  (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

Disclaimer:
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.