Part-time entry level position - twenty (20) hours per week. Assists Children's Department staff with programs including story time and summer reading. Duties may include conducting story times for children birth through age five (5), preparing and conducting crafts, and performing puppet shows. Maintains appearance of Children's Department, including organizing materials, straightening furniture, and cleaning toys. Shelves library materials. Performs library clerical functions; assists children and caregivers in use of library resource, provides reference and reader's advisory services. Serves at other departments' service desks as needed. Desirable qualifications include experience in children's programming and outreach and knowledge of child development, early literacy skills, and children's literature. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, e‐mail, searching the Internet and research databases. Candidates should be good listeners and communicators, present an up‐beat, cheerful attitude, enjoy working cooperatively as a team member, and place top priority on customer service. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch/departmental operations. Prior library experience helpful but not necessary. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings and weekends. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and sitting. Must be able to lift book crates weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and/or push book carts weighing approximately one hundred (100) pounds.

REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate with excellent customer service skills, ability to get along well with others, ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly with the general public and with library staff, a strong work ethic. Ability to work with children of varied backgrounds and ages.

Salary: $22,048.00 - $29,993.60 depending on qualifications - twenty (20) hours per week.

Closing date: Open until position is filled.


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Human Resources Manager
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Fax number: 843-805-6822
Email: [email protected]