Full time entry level position reporting to the Children's Services Manager. Seeking a candidate possessing exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices of children's services for ages from infancy to fifth grade and their caregivers. The candidate should have the ability to conduct creative children's programs, community outreach, storytime/storytelling, puppetry programs, and create attractive displays. Basic knowledge of children's literature and materials; early literacy skills and Every Child Ready to Read background desirable. Ability to work as assigned within the designated Cluster Structure arrangement to share programming ideas, provide programming and assist with staffing needs during periods of shortages. Must be comfortable with emerging technology as well as children's educational and gaming programs. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software - Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technological advancements as they arise. Must have scheduling flexibility and a strong interest in conducting children's programs and community outreach. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. May also be required to push book carts weighing approximately fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds.

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree, preferably with early childhood education experience and background; eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification. High aptitude for library work; significant understanding of basic aims and services; adaptability, ability to get along well with others, ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the general public and library staff. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record.

Hiring Salary Range: $38,833.60 - $43,763.20 annually depending on qualifications.

Closing Date: Open until position is filled.


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