STEAM Education Coordinator & Instructor – Cooper-Siegel Community Library – Sharpsburg Branch

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Pay rate: $17.00/per hour Status: Part-time, non-exempt

Hours per Week: 15 (Monday & Wednesday afternoon/evening, Thursday morning, some Saturdays)


The mission of Cooper-Siegel Community Library is to cultivate a community of lifelong learners. The Library provides a high-quality collection of books, media, and subscriptions as well as engaging programs and friendly customer service to serve the educational, cultural, professional and recreational needs and interests of our patrons.

The Sharpsburg Community Library is a small, vibrant, community-minded extension of the Library serving the Borough of Sharpsburg and surrounding areas. If Cheers were set in a library, it would be the Sharpsburg branch – everyone knows your name here. We strive to welcome all patrons and develop programs and collections as diverse as the patrons we serve.


Who You Are

  • You are an educator, an artist, and a citizen scientist
  • You like people and are friendly and welcoming to all
  • You are enthusiastic about the arts, sciences, technology, and the ways they intersect
  • You are experienced in teaching students on the autism spectrum or who have learning disabilities
  • You are able to scaffold programs for participants of various ages and abilities
  • You are imaginative and inspire others to explore their creativity
  • You are a team player
  • You are a life-long learner


What You’ll Do

  • You’ll develop, coordinate, and teach a year-round STEAM education program for pre-K through middle school aged children and their families, including after-school programs (both art and science focuses), a morning story time, and weekend programs
  • You’ll manage a budget for purchasing STEAM-related equipment and materials
  • You’ll plan and coordinate partnership activities for STEAM programs with local organizations
  • You’ll work with other library staff to implement STEAM curricula into other existing programs and select new STEAM books for the collection
  • You’ll develop transportable art activities for outdoor community events


  • You’ll collaborate with the Borough of Sharpsburg and Triboro Ecodistrict on public art projects
  • You’ll research current STEAM programming trends and share findings with staff
  • You’ll be a resource for patrons and co-workers
  • You’ll be a welcoming and reliable presence for all library users
  • You’ll be familiar with our collection
  • You’ll assist at the circulation desk when needed


Our Values

  • We like you just the way you are
  • Love the library, love the community
  • Don’t dream it, be it


What You Need

  • A BA in education, an MLIS from an accredited library program or MEd strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching in both traditional and non-traditional settings
  • PA child abuse, criminal background and FBI finger printing clearances within 30 days of hire


How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted through August 30th. Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Jill McConnell, Executive Director

Emails should have the subject STEAM Education Coordinator & Instructor