Careers

ADULT PROGRAMMING LIBRARIAN

The Adult Programming Librarian  is primarily responsible for developing, coordinating, advertising, conducting, and evaluating programs for adults. This position often involves collaboration with the Children’s Librarian and other staff, community partners, and MHLS member libraries. 

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director. 

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and implements a regular and diverse schedule of adult programs and special events that meet the needs of the Philipstown  community.
  • Researches, contacts, and negotiates with potential program presenters.
  • Sets up program space in person and virtual as needed, attends programs (or arranges for a host), and assists presenters as needed. · Straightens up program space following all programs or arranges clean-up as needed.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge of library and programming trends. Participates in professional groups, listservs, and other opportunities for learning and networking.
  • Actively seeks and utilizes feedback, ideas, and recommendations from staff, patrons, community members, and others regarding Adult Programming.

Marketing:

  • Coordinates with Social Media Coordinator/Digital Services Librarian to create effective print and online marketing materials.
  • Helps create content for the Library’s social media accounts. 
  • Engages community partners, patrons, and staff in the promotion of library programs through outreach, publicity, and displays.
  • Represents the Library at community or professional meetings, as needed. 

Administration:

  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date statistics for programs.
  • Provides program summary and evaluation reports as requested.  
  • Manages programming budget, contracts, invoices, receipts.
  • Keeps online program calendar up to date
  • Distributes promotional materials and press releases as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills. · 
  • Ability to perform with minimal supervision, establish and maintain priorities, meet deadlines, exercise initiative, and make independent decisions.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively in a team environment.
  • Ability to represent the library in a professional manner.
  • Familiarity with social media and outreach platforms

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience including planning and presenting programs, events, and exhibits.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience that will provide the required knowledge and skills. 

Hours and Salary:

35  hours per week. Flexible scheduling with some evenings and weekends required depending on program needs. Up to per hour $25/hr, plus benefits, generous PTO, and 403B retirement plan. 

Please email director@desmondfishlibrary.org with a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.