Pay Range: $21.50 - $24.18/hr.

Job Posting Closing on: Friday, December 10, 2021

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

It’s an exciting time to join the Fort Worth Public Library! We have an exciting new vision to build a community of learners, dreamers, and doers. Find out more online.

The Library is seeking to hire outgoing, creative, youth Librarians for the Southwest Regional Library and the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library. The ideal candidate is customer-focused, enthusiastic about bringing library services to young people in the community, and comfortable working with diverse populations including people of all ages, backgrounds, dispositions, and abilities. The Youth Librarian will perform a variety of professional librarian duties including designing and implementing high-interest programs, providing information and assistance to children, teens, and their parents/caregivers, performing reference and readers’ advisory services, providing technology support and instruction, and building relationships with community organizations.

All applicants must submit a completed cover letter, and resume to be considered for this opportunity.  The ideal candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends, work at/travel to various locations and ability to work a flexible schedule.

The Librarian job responsibilities include:

  • Champions the Library’s strategic goals and initiatives with the system’s mission, vision, and core values in mind.
  • Provides friendly, efficient, and professional service to customers, in-person, by telephone, and via email.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates programs for children and teens and their parents/caregivers; contributes to the planning and distribution of promotional materials for related programs.
  • Engages with the community and target audience through the development and implementation of outreach and the development of community relationships; supports and participates in civic engagement; participates in community activities by providing information, answering questions and discussing community needs for services; processes new library accounts and replaces library cards at outreach events; evaluates outreach opportunities and adjusts as necessary.
  • Performs readers' advisory work; researches and answers reference questions.
  • Develops displays and merchandises materials to showcase the Library’s collections, programs, and special events.
  • Provides customers with technology assistance and computer training and assists customers with self-service equipment and technology.
  • Works collaboratively with the system Youth Services team to share ideas and think creatively.
  • Effectively uses oral and written communication to build relationships.
  • Uses initiative and sound judgment to troubleshoot, set priorities, and make decisions.
  • Works with volunteers.
  • Serves as the Manager on Duty, when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree of Library Sciences from an accredited college or university.
  • No prior experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience working in a library setting.
  • Previous experience developing and presenting programs for children, teens, caregivers/parents.
  • Ability to communicate with customers in Spanish.

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch, and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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