Youth Services Associate part-time
SALARY: $20.42 /Hour
OPENING DATE: 12/04/17
CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled

The Youth Department is looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic person to become part of our Youth Services team! We are looking for someone who loves to share and implement new ideas, is flexible and team-oriented, and who is truly passionate about working with children and teens from age 0 to 18. Our new 22 hour a week position as a Youth Services Associate would include customer service at the Children’s Service Desk, prepping materials for and leading programs, conducting reader’s advisory interviews, working with volunteers to create inviting decorations for the Children’s Department, and collaborating with a truly fabulous team dedicated to serving the youth of Manitowoc.

[*]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 catalogs, 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.

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 form the Youth Services Manager.

707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

City of Manitowoc, WI

Julia Lee, Youth Services Manager
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220