Part-Time Youth Services Assistant – Denville Public Library

The Denville Public Library is seeking a part-time Youth Services Assistant to work approximately 22 hours per week with an emphasis on marketing programs for children, tweens, and teens.

The hours we are looking to fill are somewhat flexible but will require work on Monday evenings (3 pm – 8 pm) and Friday mornings (9 am – 1 pm) as well as a full day (9 am – 5 pm) one Saturday per month. Occasional Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday hours will be required for special events like Craft Fun Friday, Sunday Funday, Summer Reading Kickoff, and Trunk or Treat.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Event marketing, including flyers produced in Canva, events created in Eventbrite, and some WordPress website updating
  • First draft of weekly or bi-weekly Constant Contact e-newsletters
  • Changing the status of items in the Polaris library catalog when they are moved from new to a different shelf location
  • One preschool story time per week plus a Saturday story time in rotation
  • Primary responsibility for tween crafternoons, including a summer series of 6-8 sessions
  • Preparation and ideas for weekly take-home craft kits for kids, tweens, and teens
  • Book displays
  • Shelving books and weeding the collection
  • Assisting patrons and providing recommendations

Requirements: This position requires a person who is detail oriented with strong computer skills. It also requires the ability to positively interact with children, tweens, and teens of all ages and their families and caregivers. We value enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to try new ideas.

Minimum of a High School diploma is required, but at least some college is strongly preferred. Prior library experience is preferred but not required.

Salary starts at $15.30/hour. Denville Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.

Please send a cover letter and current resume to maryellen.liddy@denvillelibrary.org. Interviews will be conducted in person. Job is open until filled.