Website CLARK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Full-Time Teen Librarian, Information Department at the  Clark Public Library

Location:  303 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ, 07066

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week,including regular evenings and a four week weekend rotation.

Job Description:  As a Teen Librarian at the Clark Public Library, you’ll have the opportunity to inspire and empower young adults in our community. You’ll develop and implement innovative programs and services specifically designed to engage teens. You’ll collaborate with youth services on intergenerational programming, creating opportunities for teens to connect with other age groups.

In addition to traditional library programming, you’ll also spearhead crafting workshops where teens can unleash their creativity through activities such as DIY zine-making, jewelry crafting, and upcycling projects. Furthermore, you’ll organize and facilitate RPG (role-playing game) sessions, providing a space for teens to immerse themselves in epic adventures and storytelling while developing critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Requirements:

Open to New Jersey residents only. Out of state candidates may be considered but must reside in New Jersey by the first day of work
MLS / MLIS degree.  Library students within six months of graduation may be considered.
Candidates must possess or be eligible for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate
Must be comfortable working with patrons of all ages
Previous experience working with teens in a library or educational setting
Strong knowledge of young adult literature, popular culture, crafting techniques, and RPG games
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Proficiency in technology and social media platforms
Creative and innovative approach to programming and service delivery
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required
Hours:   Full-time, 35 hours per week. Applicants must be available to work various shifts, including four evenings per month and one weekend rotation per month.  The library is closed on Sundays from May until Labor Day.

Title: Ranked at Librarian 1 by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. This is a union and civil service job.

Start Date:  Upon hire. The first 90 days of employment are provisional per the New Jersey Civil Service commission.

Benefits:

Competitive salary
Generous sick time and vacation time included.
Comprehensive health benefits package
Professional development opportunities
Supportive and inclusive work environment
Salary:  $60.005.00

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, three references, and cover letter to employment@clarklibrary.org by June 30, 2024. In your cover letter, please tell us about your experience working with teens and share your vision for teen services in the library.

Clark Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@clarklibrary.org