The Grand Prairie Public Library seeks an engaging, creative and dynamic Adult Programmer. We are looking for a candidate with strong presentation skills who is passionate about community engagement. This individual should excel at both creating and implementing original programs as well as at finding new and original presenters to lead programs across our three library branches.
We want our programs to reflect the needs and character of this community in addition to providing citizens with important educational information. The library’s mission is to “educate everyone.” In this pursuit, we hope to offer our community programs that encourage discovery, inspire new interests and connect them back to library resources. Our Adult Programmer should be comfortable experimenting with new programs and series that appeal to the community’s wide-ranging interests.
We love non-traditional programs, and we have a fun, hardworking and diverse team that spends a lot of their time supporting one another’s work, so this person should be comfortable with all age groups.
Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic, flexible and bring a new skill set to our programming team. This person should be able to lead some original programs reflecting their individual knowledge base (computers, language, yoga, aerobics, etc), and he/she should enjoy doing community outreach and making new partnerships.
Programs will take place both inside our three branches as well as out in the community. Work will include some desk shifts at the library and semiregular evening and weekend work. This position is full time with benefits.
A master’s degree is required though we are open to a variety of fields and areas of expertise.
Essential Job Functions
Provides reference services to the public by answering questions with print or electronic sources; performing requested research; regulating the use of computers to patrons; assisting patrons with locating materials; and completing inter-library loans.
Plans various activities by preparing and presenting programs or performers for various age groups; scheduling activities; and promoting programs to the public.
Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Masters degree-level of study, P.E., Legal degree, CPA, etc.
Under and including one year.
Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
Prepares budget documents; and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit or division of a department. May recommend budget allocations. Does research for documents, complies data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. (Secretary, clerks, admin. Some level of budget responsibility but only in data input.)
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.