Date Posted: 11/13/2017 Department: Public Library
Compensation: $14.03/hour Hours: Full time
Deadline: Open until filled, first review of applications on 11/22/2017
Public Relations and Programming Specialist
This position performs library public relations, programming, and clerical work. Completes marketing, promotion and advertising for library services and program. Completes all steps necessary to provide adult programming on a regular basis. Completes all steps necessary for managing and billing for overdue materials.
Essential Job Functions
1.) Research, plan, schedule and conduct adult programming, assists with other programming as needed.
2.) Solicit and publicize library programs and activities.
3.) Writes and/or edits press releases and other library-related publicity materials
4.) Composes, publishes and distributes monthly newsletter and calendar
5.) Updates and maintains content for electronic billboard
6.) Maintains and enhances website, staff calendar, New York Times Bestseller list and Facebook page
7.) Maintains and enhances training manuals
8.) Compiles order information and places monthly adult materials order
9.) Maintains patron records including current address, phone numbers and emails
10.) Processes notices of overdue items on a regular basis
11.) Submits patron’s files to Small Claims Court as needed
12.) Maintain listing of over $50 billed accounts and items for replacement
13.) Greets visitors to the library and provides friendly, high-quality customer service to library users
14.) Uses and maintains social media websites and does basic digital photography
15.) Compiles and distributes agenda packets for Board members prior to meetings
Other Job Functions
Works under immediate supervision of the Technical Services Librarian and the Library Director
Assigns tasks to work study students, interns, or volunteers as needed
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
High School diploma or GED required; College credits or degree preferred.
Clerical and/or library experience preferred
Experience working with website development, and knowledge of social media preferred
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle and feel, operate office equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear, and walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
The employee must also be able to read and write, and follow oral and written instructions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Please submit a completed City application, cover letter and resume to the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, ATTN: Daniel Burniston, 18 Church St, Vermillion, SD 57069 or email email@example.com, for questions call (605) 677-7060.