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Regional History and Genealogy Program Coordinator

Pikes Peak Library District

Penrose but also district wide

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 26th, 2019


$24.05 per Hour   Calculate


Colorado Springs, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

PRIMARY LOCATION:      Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903


STARTING WAGE:             $24.05 per hour + full benefits (for benefits information, please see:  http://ppld.org/jobs/benefits)

POSITION HOURS:            40 hours per week per the following schedule:

                                                Monday - Friday     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  Some nights and weekends required for programming (offset hours)


   Note:  Regular schedule may be subject to minor changes due to required meetings, training events, etc. Also, management may require modifications to a position’s schedule, days, times and locations at any time as the needs of the Library District change.


1.    Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org on/Jobs the Application tab

2.    Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm

3.    Cover letter and resume required. Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

4.    If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, Ext. 6086


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled; preference will be given to online application materials received by August 26, 2019 at 9:59 p.m. MDT

Position Summary: Operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill the Library’s mission by providing comprehensive, customer-focused public services, planning/conducting programs, or participating in targeted activities for a designated age group, population or service function.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Lead and support history and genealogy programs to libraries, community groups, and educational institutions.

Develops, implements, delivers, and evaluates community programs such as lectures, performances, film series, classes and curriculum, exhibits, and resource kits.

Promotes library services through tours, demonstrations, talks, and displays; may teach classes on history and genealogy to external and internal patrons.

Coordinates collection of oral histories: including project planning, interviewing, coordinating metadata, and collaborating for public accessibility.

Collaborates with, and nurtures relationships with community partners, arts organizations, and education institutions. Provides outreach to develop community relationships.

Serves as an advocate for community stakeholders.

Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the Library; maintains confidentiality in all customer and staff interactions; models exemplary customer service behaviors for library staff.

Provides specialized assistance and information about library services, collections, and procedures; assists customers with an advanced level of assistance in finding materials or online information, technology support, and community resources.

Provides leadership for specialized projects, services, programs and activities related to departmental strategic goals and objectives; serves on project teams or committees.

Plans, coordinates, and implements assigned projects related to organizational goals and objectives.

Coordinates scheduling of Special Collections tours and outreach programs.

Compiles and analyzes data and research to assist with decision-making; makes recommendations for new initiatives or solutions to challenges.

Collaborates with internal partners to produce marketing material for history and genealogy programs.

Provides guidance and additional training to other staff.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are considered non-essential and include the following:

May act as person-in-charge as assigned; assumes responsibility for safe and effective operation of the library; ensures that security and safety reports are completed accurately and submitted as required.

Assists in budgeting process.

Keeps informed about Library and department information.

Attends regular department meetings and scheduled all-staff meetings.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of outcome-based evaluation; ability to evaluate programs and outputs.

Ability to develop and conduct training.

Knowledge of principles and practices of oral histories.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of public history trends, processes, and best practices.

Ability to set and manage project schedules, and organize and lead meetings.

Thorough knowledge of the Pikes Peak Library District’s policies and procedures and ability to follow them.

Ability to act as an ambassador of Pikes Peak Library District by promoting its mission and vision to the public.

Demonstrates flexibility to actively support change in order to meet strategic goals and objectives.

Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills; maintains effective relationships with customers, coworkers, and with staff at all levels.

Demonstrates commitment to principles of intellectual freedom and all aspects of customer diversity.

Ability to work independently and effectively organize daily work under general supervision.

Ability to effectively train others.

Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrating an excellent customer service attitude.

Demonstrates ability to effectively use applications software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook, ILS system, along with standard office equipment.

Demonstrates ability to exhibit sound judgment and demeanor in public interactions; thinks and acts appropriately under pressure.

Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a team member, organize daily work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-rich environment.

Education and Experience:

1.    Requires a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS), History, Museum Studies or in a related field, (MLS or MLIS preferred).

2.    Requires a minimum of two years of relevant experience in either library, museum or a similar cultural organization. 

3.    Bilingual ability is a plus in serving a diverse community.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is primarily conducted in an office setting that provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Position requires the ability to sit and use a computer or standard office equipment for extended periods. Position requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to occasionally reach, bend, climb, twist and squat. Position requires the ability to lift up to 35 pounds. Position requires the ability to push a loaded book truck. 

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.

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The Community

Colorado Springs is located at the foot of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.  The city is thesecond most populous cityin the state of Colorado. Colorado Springs is a place that offers something for everyone; with great educational institutions, abundant sunshine year round, magnificent natural scenery, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, fishing and camping, the arts, theatre and charming communities.

HR Info

Apply online at www.ppld.org/jobs!

Posted Jul 31, 2019