Sharpsburg Community Library is a branch of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library. The Library’s mission 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 Teen Coordinator role is critical to achieving this mission.
The Sharpsburg branch is a small, vibrant, community-minded extension of the Library
serving the Borough of Sharpsburg and surrounding areas. We strive to welcome all
patrons and develop programs and collections as diverse as the patrons we serve.
Pay rate: $17.00-$18.00 per hour, commensurate with experience
Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Hours per Week: 15-20 (Tuesday/Thursday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-3pm, other
days/hours dependent on schedule)
Benefits: Retirement Plan, PTO
Grant-funded position with possibility of extension
The Teen Program Coordinator should have the following traits and skills:
Who You Are
• Passionate about serving tweens and teens (10-18)
• Friendly and welcoming to all, a people person
• Mentoring, creative, social justice focused
• Patient and compassionate
• A life-long learner who knows there are no stupid questions
• Able to scaffold programs for various ages/abilities
• Team player
• Enthusiastic about your community, your work, your hobbies, and media of all kinds
• Detail-oriented and organized
• A proactive seeker of new tasks
• Unafraid of change or ambiguity
• Develop and facilitate programs for tweens/teens age 10-18, including afterschool and weekend programs, based on the needs and interests of participants
• Coordinate programs with the Branch Manager and Children Program Coordinator to ensure a continuum of service
• Reach teens where they are – both in the library and in the community
• Offer programs including but not limited to self-care/social-emotional skills, career/college readiness, art, STEAM, etc.
• Mentor and support tweens/teens, including BIPOC and LGBTQ+
• Manage shared supplies and teen program budget
• Keep program spaces tidy
• Recommend titles for purchase to add to the teen collection
• Assist at circulation desk as needed
• Computer (Office 365, Canva, email, event registration, circulation software)
• Flash drive
• Art supplies (drawing, painting, etc.)
• Busy, noisy environment – conversations, children, computers
• Strong fluorescent lights throughout building
• Welcome Desk is 3 ft high
• A BA/BS (preferably in education or the arts) OR high school diploma and 3+ years in an educational setting with teens (library, after-school program, etc.)
• Experience teaching/mentoring teens (10-18) in out-of-school settings – minimum 1 year paid/volunteer
• PA child abuse, criminal background and FBI finger printing clearances
• Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
• We welcome all candidates to apply, including BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates.
• The responsibilities outlined above are intended only as examples of the type of work to be performed. The job duties may change as needed by the employer and/or employee.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:
Sara Mariacher, Branch Manager
Emails should be sent to email@example.com and have the subject Teen Program Coordinator
Deadline to apply is Monday 11/28/22