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Library Assistant with Marketing and Graphics Specialty

Buena Vista Public Library

Buena Vista, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By May 19th, 2023


$18.00 to $20.00 per Hour   Calculate


Buena Vista, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Some College

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Job Description: Library Assistant with Marketing and Graphics Specialty

Reports to Executive Director; annually reviewed by Executive Director

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt (hourly pay), Full Time

Starting Compensation Range: $18.00 - $20.00 (Candidates with ample training and experience may be eligible for additional compensation)

Benefits: Health Insurance, PERA retirement contributions, PTO, Paid Holidays

Scope of the Position: The Marketing and Graphics Specialist is responsible for the Library’s print and digital marketing. Responsibilities include design of graphics for print and digital promotion, drafting and scheduling content and posts for social media accounts and the web page, preparing advertising, and preparing monthly and special event newsletters. The Specialist communicates with organizations, groups, and individuals living in and serving Northern Chaffee County to create awareness of library services. The Specialist seeks growth in Library membership, collection and service use, and attendance at Library programs and events.  The Specialist cooperates with the planning team and administrations to achieve the strategic goals of the Library.  This position also includes 20 hours as a Library Assistant. The Library Assistant performs a wide variety of customer service and library duties: customer service, readers advisory, technology assistance, account assistance, collection maintenance, programming planning and delivery, merchandising, and clerical tasks. As frontline staff, assistants welcome and assist guests and uphold the mission and values of the Buena Vista Public Library.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Edits and maintains a website designed for optimum user experience and access to Library resources and information.

·         Drafts monthly newsletter content, design, and delivery.

·         Compiles events and program calendars for print and digital marketing.

·         Develops and prints informational material, posters, brochures, and bookmarks to promote library resources, goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences.

·         Distributes Library promotions, news, and announcements to targeted audiences.

·         Plans and implements online social media content and delivery.

·         Ensures brand compliance on all Library communications.

·         Meets regularly with program coordinators to plan program graphics and promotions.

·         Recruits local sponsors for summer reading incentives.

·         Assists the Director in establishing marketing and social media goals and community engagement initiatives.

·         Facilitates surveys and focus groups when required.

·         Seeks professional development opportunities and attends relevant conferences and seminars.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

A minimum of a two-year degree in marketing, graphics, communications, library and information services, or a related field of study is preferred; at least two years of work experience in one or more of these fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Qualifications

·         Advanced technology skills, including extensive experience with photo editing and graphic software, Canva, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office, Internet, social media platforms, WordPress, and Google products.

·         Excellent organization and time management skills.

·         Excellent written and oral communication, grammar and editing skills.

·         Ability to work well with a diverse group of cultures, values, and opinions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

·         Possible lifting, transport, setup and tear down of exhibit or display materials, including tent, tables and banners.

·         Frequent use of computer.

·         Some outdoor event staffing with possible inclement weather and noise.

·         Frequent movement, standing, lifting, bending and pushing of heavy carts.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Paid health insurance, PERA retirement plan, Paid time off, paid holidays, annual increases, paid professional development opportunities

Additional Info & Requirements

Weekly hours may be 36 to 40 hours, depending on the ideal candidate's preference. 

The Community

The Buena Vista Public Library (Northern Chaffee County Library District) serves the residents and guests of the Town of Buena Vista and the northern portion of Chaffee County, nestled in the Arkansas River Valley, surrounded by picturesque mountains and rock formations. The total service area of 10,000 residents relies on the library as a hub for gathering, entertainment, resources and programming. The temperate winters and access to outdoor recreation makes the area an attractive place to call home.


HR Info

Cecilia LaFrance, director, clafrance@buenavistalibrary.org

Posted May 5, 2023