Youth Services Summer Intern 2017

OVERALL FUNCTIONS 

  • Supports youth and young adult programming with logistics, preparation, program set-up and take down, and assistance during programs as needed.
  • Completes data entry and a variety of clerical assignments.
  • Responsible for accurate, timely placement of library materials in all areas of the library.

NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB

Works under the direct supervision of the Youth Services Manager. This position primarily provides support to Youth/Teen Programming staff and Youth Services Team through activities related to preparing supplies for youth and teen summer programs, assisting during programs as needed, assisting with placement of library materials, organizing youth service point desk supplies, and data entry.  This is a temporary position.  Compensation will be in the form of a signing bonus in June and a scholarship paid after a positive evaluation of services and completion of responsibilities.

INTERNSHIP DURATION & SCHOLARSHIP

Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, July 28.  This includes 15 hours of training prior to June 3.  Training includes orientation to Summer Reading, preparation of materials for the June 3 Summer Reading kick-off, training on data entry and database tasks, training on shelving and use of library catalog.

Nine week work schedule, 18-20 hours/week, from May 31-July 28 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and two Saturdays (June 3 and July 15).  Daily schedule includes a half hour for lunch.  Some days of the week and hours may vary depending on program needs and schedule.

Signing bonus: $250 on June 7, upon satisfactory completion of training period and Summer Reading kick-off.

Scholarship amount: $1800, paid to the student upon satisfactory completion of the internship.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical duties will include:

  • Program Set Up & Take Down – Arranging room and supplies for craft programs, youth activities; assisting with décor as needed; putting tables, chairs, supplies away; tidying program space
  • Program Assistance – Attending programs, movies and activities; assisting youth with participating in programs; assisting staff with ensuring a positive environment for all participants
  • Clerical Assistance – Collating and arranging paperwork, packets and activity sheets; making copies and scans; updating documents; filing; arranging and storing supplies
  • Data Entry – Accurately entering summer reading participant information into database software; running simple database reports
  • Shelving - Accurate and timely placement of library materials throughout the collection.
  • Library catalog searching to locate items for staff and patrons
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of computer use, typing, word processing, database software, photocopying and scanning
  • Ability to quickly learn basic use of database software
  • Ability to accurately enter information into database software
  • Knowledge of library catalog search techniques
  • Organization skills for accurate completion of clerical tasks
  • Ability to move tables, chairs and boxes of supplies
  • Ability to follow instructions and appropriate procedures
  • Skill with engaging with children and youth, setting behavior expectations, and positively redirecting behavior
  • Flexibility in taking on new assignments
  • Conscientiousness about completing assignments with quality and in a timely and effective manner
  • Punctuality and dependability in meeting work hour requirements, schedules and deadlines

 

NOTE:   Only minimum duties are listed. Other responsibilities may be required as requested by Management.