Kids' World Advisor

Can you shake your sillies out with a boisterous group of toddlers?  Do you know Willems from Riordan (and know how to booktalk both)?   Does crafting wearables with tweens sound like a fun afternoon? Are you a master in the art of a reference interview with a 6 year-old wanting books about dogs? Are people under 5-feet your favorite demographic, but you’re just as comfortable connecting customers of all ages with their favorite interests and information needs? 

We are looking for a resourceful and creative individual to serve our diverse community.  This position involves extensive interaction with the public, providing service to multiple audiences at various service points and through programs.  The majority of time will be spent working with youth ages 0-12 and their families in Kids’ World, as well as assisting teens in the Hub.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work well independently and with a team, and enjoy working (and playing) with children and their caregivers.  Responsibilities will include providing reference and readers' advisory service, as well as planning and presenting programs and storytimes in the library and out in the community.
Requirements & Skills: 

• Positive and welcoming communication skills in order to excel in Our Culture
• Familiarity with children’s and teen literature and media
• Experience with Mac, PC and the internet

Preferred qualifications include experience in:
• Developing and presenting youth programs including storytimes
• Working with youth and multicultural audience
Bachelor degree or Associate degree with 2 years of equivalent work experience.
Hours and Scheduling: 
Part-time, 20-hour position.  Includes daytime, evening and weekend hours, including every other Saturday currently. Anticipated move to monthly weekend rotation later in 2019. Some flexibility in scheduling is required to support the team and our customers.
Salary and Benefits: 
Starting pay rate $17.72 – $20.85/hour depending on qualifications
Benefits include vacation/sick leave allowance, participation in IMRF pension plan and Roth/IRA savings plans available.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following by January 20 to receive preferred application status:
• A letter of interest, including how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.
• Your resume.
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We promote diversity and practice inclusion; all abilities are encouraged to apply.
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