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Children's & Youth Services Senior Assistant part time (22 hrs/wk) - R - posted 12/01/2016
      We are looking for a senior assistant who is able and/or willing to utilize technology and traditional tools to assist patrons in developing 21st century and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills and facilitate groups of children in the completion of independent technology and maker-based challenges. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

design and present a wide variety of programs for children of all ages with emphasis on challenge programs for 8- to 12-year-olds;

assist children and their caregivers in selecting and locating library materials;

provide instruction or assistance in the use of the library's online catalog, electronic databases, and other computer resources;

attend external events and conduct offsite programming at community locations as assigned;

purchase program materials and supplies within budgetary framework;

accurately record and maintain program attendance and other department statistics;

participate in designing strategies to effectively market children's programs.

Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree in education, child development, or other relevant discipline; at least one year of experience working with groups of children, preferably in a library or educational setting; ability to effectively present programs to both children and adults; familiarity with children's literature and related electronic resources; excellent communication and customer service skills; proficiency in conducting basic Internet searches and navigating websites; familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Applicants should possess a high comfort level with current technology (Office, iPads, portable devices, etc.) and be proactively willing to learn new technology as it is acquired. Interest in educational toys and a willingness to "play to learn with technology" are a plus.

Physical demands include being able to drive to other locations and load/unload materials used for outreach and programming.

The required work schedule is 3-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday plus one Saturday (9- 5) and one Sunday (1-5) per month as well as one closing shift on Friday evening every 6-8 weeks. The schedule for the remaining weekly hours is open for discussion.

Starting pay rate is $14.70 per hour with pro-rated leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a current resume, to Cindy Wenz via email: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

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