Library Assistant – Maker Space (Oakmont Carnegie Library)

The Oakmont Carnegie Library is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Library Team. This is a customer service-focused role at the Public Service desk providing information and support; and works with staff and patrons of all ages to provide inclusive and engaging programming and assists with Library’s community centered goals. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with enthusiasm, flexibility and motivation. Our goal at OCL is to insure a positive customer experience for all library users. The position is part-time and works under the supervision of the Library Leadership team.

The regular duties for this position are: (other duties may be assigned as needed)

· Provides support and service at the Public Service Desk including assistance to library patrons on the use of technology and office equipment.

· Provides support to Library staff on a regular basis as needed regarding the Public Service Desk, programming support and community outreach.

· Works in collaboration with Library staff to create and deliver STEM and STEAM programming for all ages.

· Ability to learn and maintain the following equipment: 3D printer, Cricut, sewing machine, hand tools, equipment software and evaluate future Maker Space equipment.

· Connects and builds appropriate relationships with local maker and craft community to support ongoing programming at the library.

· Oversight of Maker Space volunteers.

· Works closely with Technical Services Librarian, Youth Services Librarian and Library Director to maintain and develop Maker and STEAM programming.

· Prepares reports on services provided, including statistics, outcomes, and impacts.

· Fundraising support during events and Love Your Library campaign.

Qualifications:

· At least two years’ experience in a library or teaching setting providing direct service.

· Knowledge of community resources including but not limited to crafting and creative community.

· Demonstrated time and project management skills.

· Ability to work with public and other staff members politely and with respect.

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

· Skilled with computers: Office 365, Canva, email; printer, copier, flash drive, scanner, and art supplies.

Typical Schedule

· Monday 9:30-3

· Tuesday 2-8

· Thursday 9:30-5

· Saturdays on rotation and meetings as needed (The library is closed Sundays)

Approximately 17-25 hours per week, $15.00 – $17.00 per hour based on experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA preferred) with two years relevant experience working in a library or school OR high school diploma and 3+ years in an educational or library setting. All new hires are subject to drug testing, criminal background and PA Child abuse and fingerprint clearance checks.

Interested? Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to mellorb1@oakmontlibrary.org or mail to Beth Mellor, Oakmont Carnegie Library – 700 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA 15139. No phone calls.