Thursday, August 17, 2017

Part-Time Program Specialist - Darien Library

Part-Time Program Specialist - Darien Library (CT) seeks a dynamic, community-minded Program Specialist. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, and flexible while dedicated to providing extreme customer service to patrons. This opportunity is perfect for a MLIS student.
     Reporting to the Head of Adult Programming and Community Engagement, the Specialist supports and implements innovative public programming for adults. The Adult Programming and Community Engagement Department works to position Darien Library as a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative activity, with a wide range of lectures, performances, hands-on workshops, town-wide events, and out-of-the-box library programs for adults.
     Responsibilities: Provide direct assistance and support to Library patrons during Library programs. Support and advise Library staff on best practices for staff-led programs; collaborate across departments. Identify opportunities for adult programs based on research into community needs and desires as well as current trends and innovations. Support the Library’s Strategic Plan through the creation and implementation of timely, thoughtful public programs for adults. Assist in building and maintaining community partnerships. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
     Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, preferred. Event planning experience required; experience coordinating and developing programs for adults in libraries, museums, art institutions preferred. Skilled at working with diverse audiences. Engaged in and inspired by current events, literature, and the arts. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking. Proficiency with technology including Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms. Comfortable with new technology. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Bilingual applicants preferred.
     Hours: This is a part-time position with no benefits that will primarily work evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule. Candidate must be prepared to work at least 10 hours per week, but will not exceed 29 hours per week.
     Salary: $15/hour; professional development opportunities available for motivated candidates.
     To Apply: To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and copy of your resume to Mallory Arents, Head of Adult Programming and Community Engagement,