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Youth Services Coordinator

Garfield County Libraries

Support Services

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 6th, 2024


$22.88 to $25.22 per Hour   Calculate


Rifle, CO




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Minimum Education

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Library Experience


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Job Description

Join our dynamic library team dedicated to fostering a love for learning, reading, and exploration among the youth in our community. We are a forward-thinking organization committed to providing early literacy resources to children and their caretakers, innovative programming, and resources tailored to the diverse needs and interests of children and teenagers.

We're seeking a Youth Services Coordinator for our Carbondale Branch Library. We're looking for someone with significant experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Prior experience in a public library is a big plus!

This role offers an exciting opportunity to deliver engaging programs, curate collections, and provide personalized assistance to young library patrons.

The Youth Services Coordinator provides front-line customer service to patrons in the library and assists the Branch Manager in all areas of public library services; creates and implements programs, classes, and events for children and youth ages zero to 18; develops, monitors, and maintains the children, tweens, and young adult collections; performs youth-related community outreach; and performs related work as required.

The Youth Services Coordinator collaborates with the District's youth services team in support of system-wide events and; contributes positively to the District's culture of trust and respect both internally and externally.

The hiring pay range for this position is $22.88 - $25.22, and the full pay range for this position is $22.88 - $29.20 (placement dependent on experience and qualifications); excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision; we offer a pay increase for demonstrated proficiency in the Spanish language;

District contribution to your retirement account; investment in your professional development; and paid time off to enjoy all that comes with living in beautiful Garfield County!


Please review our Youth Services Coordinator job description for more information about the job duties and the job competencies.


Who We Are

GCPLD is a great place to work. Whether you're a paid employee or volunteer, we seek individuals who share our commitment to providing professional, outstanding customer service to all of our patrons in each of our six branches. Equally important is building a positive, empowering, and challenging work environment for all of our staff.

Mission: To connect our communities to a world of possibilities.

Vision: To be a trusted and valued resource to everyone in our communities.

Core Values: Community, Inclusivity, Trustworthiness, Accountability, Service


Explore Our Community

Garfield County, Colorado is a jewel within the Rocky Mountains. The Roaring Fork River winds its way through Carbondale until it meets the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. From there, the Colorado River meanders along the I-70 corridor, from the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Resort to the beautiful alpine vistas of Parachute, and beyond.

In Garfield County you'll have ample outdoor activities to experience including skiing at nearby resorts (Sunlight, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and more); fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, and the list goes on! This is home to vast wilderness areas and popular hiking trails like Hanging Lake, a designated National Natural Landmark.

You can access several regional airports (Eagle, Grand Junction, or Montrose) within an hour or two, or utilize Denver International Airport which is roughly 200 miles east.

It's all right here waiting for you!


Education and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. The following education and experience is required:


  • Relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of four (4) years of education and experience, and;
  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience educating children and/or working with youth development programs or initiatives.

Additionally, the following is preferred:

  • Master's in Library Science
  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience working with teens
  • Bilingual in Spanish or another language


Garfield County Libraries provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Medical, dental, vision; retirement contribution; education assistance; paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

The Community

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.


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