Employment Opportunities

Youth Services Assistant

The Delafield Library is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual for the position of Youth Services Assistant. If you are a self-motivated, flexible, and forward-thinking professional with a strong public service commitment to provide great service to children, teens, and families, we welcome your application! This nearly full time position (approx. 32 hours/week) will work diligently with the head of Youth Services Librarian and will report to the Library Director.

Typical responsibilities of position:

  • Provides age appropriate children’s and teen programs and events
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Acts as a liaison to the community, organizations, schools, etc.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Children’s Programs:

  • Prepares and/or assists in planning, organizing and implementation of events, such as:
    • Storytimes
      • Twice per week for approximately 35 weeks each year
    • Summer Reading Program
      • Contracts with summer performers; hosts events
      • Solicits sponsor donations
      • Visits schools to promote summer events
      • Organizes & implements summer events
    • Kitchen Science Kids
    • Special events such as Family Scarecrow Making/Chili Supper, Fire Fighter, Santa & Super Hero Special Storytimes; Christmas Crafts for Kids; Yoga Storytimes; Easter Crafts & Play; PBJ Day; Stuffed Animal Sleepover; etc.

Teen Programs:

  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.
  • Assumes a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites teens to use the Library
  • Involves teens in planning and implementing services for their age group
  • Ready to “hit the ground running” and make their mark on developing and sustaining a well-loved teen program

Knowledge and abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of modern library science theory and practices
  • Strong public service attitude and ability to relate to and communicate with children and young adults.
  • Display excellent customer service skills both with patrons in house and in community forums
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors
  • Ability to perform reference work using both print and digital resources
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out a program of library service independently and/or in conjunction with head of Youth Services
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be proficient and comfortable with the changing nature of technology

Physical demands of the position:

Employee must be able to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist and reach
  • Talk and hear; use the telephone
  • Have far vision at 20 feet or further; have near vision at 20 inches or less
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds or less
  • Handle processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Push and pull objects weighing 60 to 80 pounds on wheels
  • Travel to meetings outside of the library; provide own transportation to said events

Environment & working conditions:

  • Primarily an inside work environment
  • Evening and weekend hours required

Education & experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 2 years+ of customer service experience required
  • 2 years+ of previous Library experience required

If interested, please send resume and list of three professional references to Library Director Stephanie Ramirez, sramirez@delafieldlibrary.org. Starting pay rate of $18.00/hour with excellent benefits as well as 9 paid holidays. First review of applications will begin on October 2, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Delafield Library at (262) 646-6230.