Assistant Director of Children’s

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Company Name: 
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Location: 
Spartanburg, SC
Job Description: 

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Children’s, Grade 24

LOCATION: Children’s Services, Headquarters

DATE AVAILABLE: October 1, 2022

SALARY: $43,375 per year

HOURS: 40 hours per week

Monday: 12:15-9:15; Tuesday: 8-5; Wednesday: 8-5; Thursday: 8-5; Friday: 8-5 Friday evenings, every 7 weeks

Weekends, every 4 weeks

(Note: Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes (may be asked to work other times as needed).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA library school with extensive knowledge of Children’s Services in a public library. Must complete pre-employment testing.

                                           

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Oversees daily functions of the Children’s Department at Headquarters including scheduling staff, coordinating programs, and planning for outreach, special events, and summer reading 

Stays informed of the needs and interests of families and children, birth through age twelve, through library patron interactions and reading of current journals, websites and literature to ensure creative and innovative programs that meet the needs of children 

Incorporates The Palmetto Basics and Every Child Ready to Read into programs and the environment for children ages 0-5 

Meets regularly with staff working in the Children’s Department at Headquarters to coordinate their training, guide and supervise their work, and evaluate their performance  

Oversees department meetings and planning processes and participates in the Children’s Services committee meetings and other committees as needed 

Sets standards for the department to provide superior customer service when assisting patrons of all ages with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, computers, digital devices, and other library equipment 

Attends regular training related to children’s services and other library work 

Maintains department statistics and monthly reports 

Represents SCPL at conferences and events related to children 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA library school with extensive knowledge of Children’s Services in a public library 

Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials and practices with public library experience and supervisory experience. 

Comprehensive knowledge of children’s literature 

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills  

Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and pay attention to detail 

Comfortable and proficient with technology 

Strong work ethic and interpersonal and customer service skills that display a positive attitude, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor with the ability to interface with people from all backgrounds and age groups 

Creative and organized with the ability to build teams and exercise initiative, independent judgment, and flexibility 

Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive to other libraries or community outreach 

The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all

checkout desks. Drug Testing is a part of the

Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not

hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

Qualifications: 

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA library school with extensive knowledge of Children’s Services in a public library

How to Apply: 

Please email your application, resume, and cover letter to kayleighk@infodepot.org