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Education and Events Coordinator

Garfield County Libraries


Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 30th, 2020


$17.00 to $21.50 per Hour   Calculate


Rifle, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Do you enjoy creating entertaining and engaging events for people of all ages and interests?  Do you appreciate the freedom to work independently and opportunities to collaborate with an awesome team?  If you're passionate about bringing a dynamic menu of classes and events to the residents of Garfield County, this may be the perfect job for you!

Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) is an innovative organization that values new ideas, diversity, creative solution finding, optimism, and interpersonal respect.  

We're seeking a full-time Education and Events Coordinator.  This position is responsible for creating and delivering high quality events and classes for adults, teens, children, and families, both in English and in Spanish.  The Education and Events Coordinator plans all aspects of events including generating ideas, booking presenters, requesting publicity design, and evaluating classes and events.  The Education and Events Coordinator works independently, receiving minimal detailed supervision and guidance.  The Education and Events Coordinator directly supervises the Community Outreach Specialist.

The Education and Events Coordinator strives to provide outstanding customer service to all District staff, maintains an excellent rapport with vendors, treats all individuals within and outside the District with courtesy and respect at all times, and is a team leader and a team player. 

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, hospitality, or a related field and two years' experience in event planning, program coordination, and/or hospitality.

The ability to speak Spanish and previous library experience is preferred. 

This is a 40 hour per week, non-exempt position.  The pay range for this position is $17.00 - $21.50/hr.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and employer contribution to retirement fund; paid vacation, sick, and holidays. 

About our location and lifestyle...

Garfield County is home to approximately 60,000 residents and is located approximately 180 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70. Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles, of which nearly 60% is federal public lands. The county enjoys moderate weather year-round with 300 days of sunshine annually! 

Garfield County and the Rocky Mountains offer an incredible lifestyle. Residents and visitors experience a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, camping, and more. The beautiful Colorado River stretches through the county along the I-70 corridor. Limitless activities are just minutes away. Take a leisurely float on the Colorado River, with amazing views of the majestic Roan Plateau. Spend a day skiing at our nearby resorts, including Sunlight, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, or Copper Mountain (to name just a few!). Then relax in the gorgeous Glenwood Hot Springs or Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs on your way home. Enjoy fine dining in Glenwood Springs or take an art walk in Carbondale. Head west an hour toward Palisade and Grand Junction to experience Colorado's wine country, the Grand Mesa, and the Colorado National Monument. It's all right here waiting for you!

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.


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.

HR Info

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Posted May 29, 2020