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Part-time Children’s Specialist at Central Library (Harrisonburg)

Massanutten Regional Library (MRL) is seeking two part-time employees to fill the position of Children’s Specialist in the Youth Services Department at the Central Library in Harrisonburg, VA.

There are two positions available. Please indicate the position(s) applied for – position A or B or both – on your application.

Position A (20 hours/week)
Position B (16.5 hours/week)
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Friday/Saturday* 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday/Saturday* 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
*every 4th Saturday

*every 4th Saturday

Primary duties for this position include developing and presenting story times by leading program participants in songs, rhymes, and related activities, craft preparation, interacting with children and caregivers, providing customer service to library patrons at the service desk and on the phone, and shelving library materials. The Children’s Specialist works under the supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator.

Applicants must have knowledge of early childhood learning and literacy, excellent communication skills, and technology skills. The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma or its equivalent. Bilingual English/Spanish applicants are preferred. The interview process will require presenting a 5-10 minute story time preview to include reading a children’s book of your choice to the interview committee.

The physical demands for this position include the ability to operate a variety of office equipment, standing for long periods, frequent stooping, bending, and stretching when shelving library materials on high and low shelves, and the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds frequently, and to push/pull library carts frequently.

The rate of pay for this position is $13.00-$14.00 per hour, dependent upon experience.

Completed applications may be mailed to Lesley Perkins, 174 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or e-mailed to jobs@mrlib.org. Positions open until filled.

Download an application.

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  • Minutes Read By Children Under 12

    1,184,824

  • Books Read By Teens & Adults

    8,817

  • Programs

    230

  • Program Participants

    5,438

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