Jobs

Social Media Coordinator

Can you use social media to promote events and experiences? Are you skilled at telling stories using pictures, graphics, and words? Do you believe in the power of libraries and want to help us communicate all the great things we offer to our community? If so, come join our dynamic team!

Overview

Under the direction of the Marketing & PR Manager, this position is responsible for promoting the library’s brand, programs, services, and events through print, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing.

Essential Duties:

  • Collaborate with the marketing team and library staff to create content for social media platforms.
  • Monitor, track performance, and update social media platforms to optimize reach and promote desired messaging.
  • Assist with outreach efforts that promote the library’s collections, programs, and services and act as a library representative at outreach events.
  • Take photographs and videos at large library events.
  • Organize and maintain all library photos, including captioning for promotional and archival purposes.
  • Assist with the creation of library promotions.
  • Provide input on and support for the library’s strategic plan and departmental goals/policies.
  • Engage in professional development activities to stay current with trends and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, graphic design, or equivalent experience in a related field desired. Will consider college students who meet the experience qualifications.
  • Minimum 2 years experience using social media to promote a business/organization, preferably in a public or non-profit capacity.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficient in social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and others.
  • Experience with coding and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Well-organized and able to effectively juggle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Able to engage with diverse audiences quickly and effectively.
  • Strong teamwork skills.

Salary: $16.65 – $20.75 per hour, depending on experience

Hours: 18 hours per week, including nights and weekends, as needed. Hours may increase based on business needs.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Diane Schultz, Human Resources, at hr@winnetkalibrary.org.

Status: Open until filled.

Studio Specialist

Are you great with devices and gadgets and passionate about crafting, creative projects, and tech programming? Do you have ideas for showing people how equipment and emergent technologies can help them bring their ideas to life? Do you love learning new things and sharing what you’ve learned with others in ways that are fun? If so, bring your talents and skills to our library!

Overview

Under general direction from the Digital Services Manager, is responsible for assisting patrons in the Studio, training staff on Studio equipment, and collaborating with staff on Studio-related programming.

Essential Duties:

  • In collaboration with sister departments and the branch, plans, provides, and evaluates technology and craft programming for the library
  • Instructs and assists patrons in the use of Studio equipment including the 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and photo printers, along with all associated software
  • Instructs and assists staff and patrons with computer, internet, device questions
  • Researches, recommends, and implements new Studio equipment and software
  • Builds relationships with community members and organizations to foster responsive programs, services, and spaces; conducts technology outreach
  • Provides input to Digital Services Manager on department budget
  • Assists with statistics and reports related to Studio use and technology programs
  • Works with Digital Services Manager to maintain, upgrade, and replace equipment for the Studio
  • Interprets and explains department and library policies and procedures to public
  • Engages in professional development activities to stay current with trends and best practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 1-year experience in library makerspace, lab, or studio preferred or equivalent professional experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficient and comfortable with Studio equipment and software, Microsoft Office, web browsers, social media platforms, and common portable devices
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, IMLS’ 21st Century Skills, and instructional design models
  • Knowledge of ALA’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements
  • Well-organized and able to effectively juggle multiple priorities
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and able to work effectively with others
  • Solid leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, and training skills
  • Presents professional image within the community at various events
  • Ability to travel between district branches and to and from library sanctioned events required

Salary: $17.50 – $20.50 per hour, depending on experience

Hours: 18 hours per week, including nights and weekends, as needed. Hours may increase based on business needs.

Number of Positions Available: 2

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Diane Schultz, Human Resources, at hr@winnetkalibrary.org.

Status: Open until filled.