Job is Expired Programming Specialist

Arapahoe Library District / 12855 E Adam Aircraft Circle

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Arapahoe Libraries offers hundreds of programs and events each month. Catch up with your favorite author at a book signing, or join us for a food and dance demonstration, music concert or book club. Our program presenters are trained in theater and improvisation, and we are committed to providing you with a VIP experience each and every time.

We have an amazing opportunity for a Programming Specialist!  If your experience and education meet our requirements below, LET'S FIND OUT and apply!


Location: District-wide resource
Reports to: Supervisor of Events & Grass Roots Marketing
Position: 20 hours, part-time; non-exempt- Flexibility with evening and weekends required.
Pay Rate: $15.24 – $19.07 per hour

Role: Prepares, delivers, evaluates and promotes branch specific programs.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Delivers programs, greets patrons and introduces program performers under the "Four Pillars" model
  • Hosts and presents programs, and engages the audience in order to provide a consistent, high-quality "wow" experience that is fun, appealing and stimulating
  • Generates interests in circulation materials, services, technology and promotions by strategically and seamlessly integrating these areas during, before and after programs
  • Manages the room, including: safety of patrons, experience of patrons, room set ups, equipment scheduling, tear downs and clean up
  • Administers patron surveys/evaluations
  • Tracks and records attendance


  • Provides input and helps to research the topic, materials and content to match patron demographics at each branch
  • Attends various library staff meetings to provide information on upcoming programs and events
  • Purchases supplies or materials for specific library and offsite programs
  • Provides suggestions of topics, times and target audiences for programs
  • Provides support in the entering of information to the content calendar, reserving equipment and other support functions as needed


  • Promotes and distributes program, circulation, service, technology and promotion materials at the branches and through outside events such as farmers' markets, fairs and expos
  • Delivers marketing materials to local community organizations and businesses through strategic grassroots marketing
  • Promotes brand resources and creates social media awareness
  • Assists with Show and Tech series


  • Assists Library Specialists in floor coverage during trainings and as needed
  • Assists with district-wide projects as requested, including patron surveys



Six months to two years of relevant experience in planning and delivering events, required.

Experience in the performing arts, preferred.

Bachelor's degree, preferred.

Knowledge of informational databases, preferred.

Intermediate skills in Sierra, preferred.

Intermediate technology skills for Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook, required.

Ability to comfortably and effectively demonstrate and speak about the Arapahoe Libraries' beta technology initiative and materials, required.

Ability to be mobile 100% of the time. Ability to bend, stoop, reach, and push a loaded wheeled book truck weighing up to 100 pounds and ability to lift up to 35 pounds unassisted, regularly and up to 50 pounds assisted occasionally required.

Ability to effectively present information in a public setting to diverse audiences, required.

Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse group, required.

Ability to organize work, determine priorities, handle multiple tasks, complete projects on time, and problem solve, required.

Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends, required.

Ability to work in multiple facilities and have a flexible work schedule. Although this position is housed in the administration building, the bulk of time for this position will be spent in public library service areas throughout the district.

Ability to focus on the patron, show integrity, be inclusive, enjoy learning and have fun.

Ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available.

Passionate about the mission of public libraries. 

Comfortable with the principles of intellectual freedom. 

At Arapahoe Libraries, we believe in turning every search for knowledge into a helpful adventure.  Our 300 employees come together to build a rock-solid team that achieves far more collectively than we could ever do alone.  We provide competitive compensation and benefits including healthcare, paid time off, and retirement plans.

Learn more about our Vision, Values, Mission at:



Arapahoe Libraries is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO)and sustaining an inclusive culture. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

Description of Community

Established in 1966, the Arapahoe Library District serves more than 200,000 residents living in Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County and other major suburban counties make up the greater metropolitan area surrounding Denver, Colorado. The Arapahoe Library District operates eight branch libraries, including mobile library services, and a library at the County Detention Center, funded by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department. A  Board of Trustees sets the library budget and determines policy.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not required


Not specified

Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 19th, 2017

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