Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Programs Associate

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/11/2018 11:08 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Hourly Opportunities
    Location Name
    Youth & Family Services
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library is hiring for a qualified Programs Associate to support the development of a new suite of youth programs centered on empathy and inclusiveness. The Programs Associate will be an integral part of the team responsible for launching a new suite of programs & services modeling empathy, inclusiveness, mutual respect, and understanding for the benefit of Brooklyn youth. This initiative will encompass youth programming, collections and materials support, teacher and parent workshops, and Library staff professional development. With generous support from a private donor, the Library will be launching this suite of programs in Spring 2018.


    This 15 hr/wk position will begin in June 2018 and continue through the end of the year, with possible extension. The Programs Associate will be based out of the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library with potential to travel to other BPL branches. Some evening work may occur; some weekend work to be expected. 


    With support and oversight from the Coordinator of School Outreach, the Programs Associate will be primarily responsible for:

    • Managing support and logistics for a new suite of “kindness-centered” Library programs for kids and teens
    • Supporting educational programming for teachers (includes scheduling, publicizing, and evaluating individual workshops for educators). Most teacher programming to be scheduled on weekends; Sundays preferred
    • Assisting in the development and support of staff trainings and professional development
    • Overseeing the purchase and distribution of new materials for the Library collection
    • Managing support and logistics for parent and caregiver school-based workshops
    • General research and knowledge-finding as needed as program development proceeds
    • Gathering information & surveys from participants for evaluation
    • Assisting in a writing a comprehensive program summary
    • Regular communication with the Coordinator of School Outreach



    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Enrollment in or completion of a graduate library or education program desirable, but not essential; experience in youth education strongly preferred.
    • Experience in adult training, professional development, and/or working with an audience of preK-12 educators.
    • Experience in program development or other related background.
    • Familiarity with public library resources and services.
    • Impeccable detail management and organization skills.
    • Digitally literate and able to work and learn easily using technology.
    • Ability to work well under minimal supervision.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Flexibility and willingness to travel within the NYC Metro area.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
    • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand


    This is a part-time, grant funded position from June 2018 to December 2018 with a 15 hour work week.  Rate of pay for this position is $25 per hour.




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