Responsible for providing a variety of services in the Teen Division including, but not limited to customer service, programming, technology instruction and gaming. Flexible schedule requires some evenings and weekend hours. This position reports to the Teen and Personnel Services Manager. The salary range for this position is $17.22- $24.04 per hour with a hiring range of $17.22 - $20.63, depending on qualifications and experience. Position will close to applicants on: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of teens? Do you jump at the chance to create innovative programming, work with community partners and learn new technologies? Do you stay up-to-the-minute with the latest in YA lit and pop culture? Do you enjoy working with youth with diverse backgrounds and abilities? If so, then this could be the job for you!
Loveland Public Library is looking to fill a 20-hour benefited position in its Teen Services Division. This position is responsible for coordinating teen volunteers, creating in-person and to-go programs, and working a busy public desk offering reference, reader’s advisory and maker technologies. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, forward-thinking, technology-minded and excited about the prospect of growing and learning in an ever-changing environment!
Loveland Public Library, located in the heart of Loveland, serves a population of 77,000 from a beautiful LEED Gold Certified building. The recently remodeled and expanded facility was designed with art-inspired elements from the surrounding Rocky Mountains and Big Thompson River. A large-capacity public computer lab, learning center and creator space welcome over 45,000 patrons each year. A rich array of programs and services including bilingual storytimes, writing workshops, cultural celebrations, a used bookstore, a whimsical children’s area and a YOUmedia lab for teens make Loveland Public Library a destination for locals and visitors alike. Partnerships with organizations serving diverse populations support the library’s mission to inform, inspire and engage a strong community through outreach, classes, afterschool programs, and technology access.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Relationship building, behavior support and customer service, including reference, reader’s advisory and technology assistance, for tweens and teens from diverse backgrounds.
- Liaison with Food Bank for Larimer County to provide daily snacks to teens.
- Management of library iPads and gaming systems including security, content, and updates.
- Assist library staff with teen programs and services
- Maintenance of the overall organization, appearance and cleanliness of the division including, but not limited to shelving materials, shelf reading, placing books on display, shifting within stacks.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Other duties as assigned.
May coordinate and direct work of volunteers.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Ability to relate to and guide tweens and teens. Ability to perform job duties effectively during relaxed and stressed activity levels within the department. Excellent oral and written communication skills. General knowledge of computer-based library systems, Microsoft Office, web and maker technologies. Ability to positively inspire and energize patrons of all ages about library services and materials. Ability to learn new task skills on the job. Ability to work independently, complete tasks on time and constructively problem solve. Knowledge of Young Adult literature and popular culture. Spanish language proficiency a plus. Welcomes diverse populations, including but not limited to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity.
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
Education and/or experience:
Associates degree required, bachelors degree preferred. Experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year by year basis.
One year of progressively responsible experience in libraries or a related field in addition to any experience used to satisfy the education requirement.
Experience providing customer service to diverse individuals and groups is preferred.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Material and equipment directly used:
Library computer, public catalog and staff terminals; PCs, LCD screens, Gaming Systems, e-Readers, iPads, robotics, 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machine, Smart Boards, printers, telephone, fax, photocopier, laminator, paper cutter, DVD & monitor, ladders, library carts, library materials (books, media, etc.).
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Works in a dynamic public library environment in the Teen Services Division with extensive public contact. Must be able to visually scan library computer and staff screens and explain displayed information and direct customers to shelf locations. Must be able to position or move materials on varying height shelves and in file cabinets for extended periods of time. Must be able to move library carts weighing 50 pounds across a carpeted floor. Flexible schedule requires some evenings and weekend hours.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.
Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!
Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
- Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
- Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
- Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
- Flexible spending including Dependent Care
- Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
- Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Voluntary 529 College Invest program
- Personal and Professional Development opportunities
- Discounted recreation passes
- Employee recognition program
- Exceptional work-life balance
- Market based pay & regular performance reviews
- Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
A City of Loveland application is required for consideration.