Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) loves involving children and teenagers in our reading programs along with many other activities, making it fun and easy for them to learn. GCPLD is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and versatile Youth Services Coordinator for the Carbondale Branch Library.
This position reports to the branch manager and is responsible for: engaging in activities that promote early literacy for children and their caretakers; providing high quality library services and resources to all users, children through adult; planning, promoting, and implementing youth services programs, assisting with the design and implementation of the Summer Reading Program, conducting storytime, performing outreach activities and collection development.
The Youth Services Coordinator strives to provide outstanding customer service to all Library District staff, maintains an excellent rapport with contractors and vendors, and treats all individuals within and outside the District with courtesy and respect at all times. The Youth Services Coordinator is able to collaborate with any other staff as needed and is able to effectively communicate with all levels of GCPLD staff.
Previous experience with children ages 0-10 and teens is required. A Bachelor's degree in a related field and previous library experience is preferred. An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field combined with library experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and professional experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position is required.
This is a full time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The hiring range is $17.00 to $21.50 per hour (DOE), medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits; paid vacation, sick and holidays.
About our location and lifestyle...
Garfield County is home to approximately 61,000 residents and is located approximately 180 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70. Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles, of which nearly 60% is federal public lands. The county enjoys moderate weather year-round with 300 days of sunshine annually!
Garfield County and the Rocky Mountains offer an incredible lifestyle. Residents and visitors experience a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, camping, and more. The beautiful Colorado River stretches through the county along the I-70 corridor. Limitless activities are just minutes away. Take a leisurely float on the Colorado River, with amazing views of the majestic Roan Plateau. Spend a day skiing at our nearby resorts, including Sunlight, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, or Copper Mountain (to name just a few!). Then relax in the gorgeous Glenwood Hot Springs or Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs on your way home. Enjoy fine dining in Glenwood Springs or take an art walk in Carbondale. Head west an hour toward Palisade and Grand Junction to experience Colorado's wine country, the Grand Mesa, and the Colorado National Monument. It's all right here waiting for you!
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Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Medical, dental, vision, and employer contribution to retirement fund; paid vacation, sick, and holidays
Additional Info & Requirements
Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field combined with library experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and professional experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position is required.
The town of Carbondale is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 6,171 feet. World class ski resorts, including Aspen, Snowmass and Sunlight, are located within 45 miles of this charming community. Carbondale residents enjoy a lively arts and music community, great dining, community gatherings and a wide range of economic, social and philosophical viewpoints.
Denver, the Mile High City, is 170 miles to the east of Carbondale and offers a wide variety of entertainment & sporting events, restaurants, shopping and is home to Denver International Airport.
Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.
Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.
Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager