Brooklyn Public Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Program Facilitator - Spring 2018

4 months ago
Job ID
2017-1533
# of Openings
1
Category
Other
Youth & Family Services

Overview

Applications are solicited ASAP for BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Storytime Program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. The RSK Program Facilitators will provide a 6-session series of preschool programs in designated branches of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on specific dates beginning in March 2018, on a fee-for-service basis.

 

All program leaders must also attend a paid training session scheduled on February 25, 2018 from 1:00pm-4:30pm. Each program leader must be willing to travel to their assigned branch, and be available to present programs on the assigned dates. The Spring 2018 dates are SATURDAYS, March 10th, 17th, 24th, and April 7th, 14th and 21st.   Some Friday and Sunday dates/locations are also available. A three-hour commitment is required for each session.

Responsibilities

  • Using the RSK curriculum, plan and conduct storytime programs for children 3-5 years of age and their parents or caregivers.
  • Share picture books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and developmentally appropriate arts and craft activities with families to encourage development and literacy.
  • Share tips and information with parents and caregivers about early literacy skills and how reading and playing with children can promote their development. Share tips on incorporating reading and learning through play at home.
  • Provide feedback to Program Coordinator on parent involvement and participation, curriculum, books and materials, and conduct assessment surveys as needed.
  • Set up and clean-up program materials.
  • Gather information and surveys from participants for an evaluation of this project.
  • Coordinate with assigned branch to prepare for the storytime series ahead of each session.
  • Communicate regularly RSK Coordinator.
  • Report any problems to mentor or library staff overseeing the program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Enrollment in or completion of a graduate library or education program desirable but not essential.
  • Experience leading programs with 3-5 year olds.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development.
  • Knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, Cantonese, Mandarin, Bengali, Urdu, Polish, or Russian a plus.
  • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed

Stipend: $100 per session & $100 to attend the training session.

 

Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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