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Part-time Youth Services Specialist at Central Library (Harrisonburg)

Massanutten Regional Library (MRL) is seeking a part-time employee to fill the position of Youth Services Specialist in the Youth Services Department at the Central Library in Harrisonburg, VA.

This position is 16.5 hours per week with the following schedule:

Tue:      9AM – 1PM

Wed:     9:00AM – 1PM (story times)

Thurs.:   9AM – 1PM

Fri/Sat*: 11:30AM – 4PM  *every 4th Saturday only (no Friday shift on the week with a Saturday shift)

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 Youth Services Specialist works under the supervision of the Head of Youth Services.

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 (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) 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.

Candidates must have the ability to complete a thorough education, employment, and/or criminal history check as a post offer requirement.

The rate of pay for this position is $13.00-$15.00 per hour, dependent upon experience. The anticipated start date for this position is late June.

Applications are available at this link. Completed applications in a pdf format can be submitted by e-mail to Applications may be mailed to Massanutten Regional Library – Admin Office, 174 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 but e-mail submission is preferred. Position open until filled.

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