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READING PUBLIC LIBRARY - NORTHEAST BRANCH LIBRARY - SUMMER YOUTH SERVICES INTERN

The Summer Youth Services Intern works with library staff to design and implement a robust schedule consisting of creative, age-appropriate, entertaining, and educational activities for children, teens, and families and working to maximize program participation and increase the use of library resources.

JOB SUMMARY:

- Help to plan, schedule, and carry out activities for Summer@RPL

- Coordinate with the Branch Manager to obtain supplies for youth activities

- Provide assistance at the circulation desk

- Assist customers with the use of library resources and services

- Promotes library programs and services in the community

- Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements: - High school degree with some college courses

Experience:

- At least 2 years working with children in an educational setting

Clearances:

- PA Child Abuse Clearance

- Mandated Reported 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 service

- 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

- PA Driver's License and own transportation

- Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 to 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 only intended 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 simliar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

For more information contact bronwen.gamble@reading.lib.pa.us

Posted 2/19/2018




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UPDATED 2/20/18 MT