Library Programming Associate

Southern Chaffee County Regional Library District (AKA Salida Regional Library)

Salida, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 9th, 2020


$14.00 to $16.00 per Hour   Calculate


Salida, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Some College

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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

Job Description

This position assists in creating lifelong library patrons by implementing services designed for patrons of all ages and backgrounds. Position oversees the programming for our library, while working directly with the Library Director. Develop and implement programming based on the needs and interests of the Salida community. Act as a main point of contact for staff and patrons with program inquiries. Communicate effectively with patrons, staff, and administration.

Part of your time will be spent assisting customers in the Children’s area. The library is open to everyone, and we work with people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. The rest of your time will be dedicated to developing and implementing programs, and various operational and administrative duties.

Additional Info & Requirements

*Part-Time position, but increased hours is a possibility.

You need:

Knowledge of training and programming practices.

Skill in training a wide variety of learners.

Skill in designing, preparing and implementing instruction and training materials.

Skill in communicating, collaborating and establishing effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, organizations and the public.

Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups.

Ability to creatively solve problems and negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.

Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility.

Ability to provide excellent customer service.

Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with diverse customers, coworkers, and community.

Excellent time management.

Ability to work independently and as a group.

Ability to embrace the challenge of constantly learning new tools, software and technology.

Requirements of work:

Some College/Bachelors or equivalent relevant experience.
Two years of customer service experience.
One year of experience teaching or presenting information to a variety of audiences.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed indoors; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various types of tools and equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, prolonged visual concentration and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee may be exposed to unpleasant conditions such as dim or bright lighting, dust, odors, toxic agents, electrical currents and vibrations.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds.

Prior to Hire:

Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification and a criminal history check. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law.

The Community

The Colorado mountain town of Salida sits in the middle of the state, literally in the "Heart of the Rockies," about 2 hours from Colorado Springs and 3 hours from Denver.  Salida, Colorado's estimated population is 5,963 according to the most recent United States census estimates. The median income for households in Salida, Colorado is $39,741, while the mean household income is $60,281. 


HR Info

Susan Matthews, Director

Posted Jan 16, 2020