OPEN POSITIONS 

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Wayndale Branch Shelver, 15 hours per week
Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center Associate, full-time
Early Learning Event Assistants - temporary position at the Shawnee Branch



SUMMER POSITIONS 2015

Below is a list of positions that are available this summer at ACPL.  Please click the job title to read the job description.

Summer Assistant
Children's Summer Assistant II
Camp Library Programmer
Camp Library Assistant
Teen Reader - for Team Read
Adult Supervisor - for Team Read


 Last Updated: January 22, 2015

 


SHELVER - WAYNDALE BRANCH
Part-time, 15 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in retrieving and returning books and other library materials at patron or staff request. Receive and sort material from other library agencies, preparing it for return to the owning agency. This position is one of the library's basic building blocks of excellent public service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of tenth grade and an analytical ability sufficient for shelving and retrieving materials stored in specific numerical or alphabetical order.  Strong physical stamina as this job requires standing, walking, stooping, and stretching more than 80% of the work time.  Good interpersonal skills for work in exchanging factual information with co-workers and patrons.  Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential.  Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule that may include days, evenings, and/or Saturdays.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
 Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable buy not required.

COMPENSATION: 
This position pays $8.71 per hour.  Two weeks vacation, federal credit union, employee assistance plan, flexible spending plan, and free parking.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR WAYNEDALE SHELVER!   

NOTE: Applications for the Waynedale Shelver will not be considered unless the Dewey Decimal skills test has been completed in 2015 with a passing score. Application and testing must be complete by Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.

 



PAUL CLARKE NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATE
​Full-time, 40 hours per week at the Main Library


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate, build and maintain the Center’s communications. Manage the Center’s emerging leader project. Develop professional relationships with nonprofit sector and serve as Center liaison. Provide reference and research services for individuals as well as private, nonprofit, governmental and other organizations in this grant-supported area. Develop and present informational programs in-house and off-site. Position includes programming and events management. Write instructional and informational materials for the Center. Maintain a variety of information files with the aid of other staff and volunteers. Recommend relevant materials for inclusion in the Center and for corresponding areas of the Readers’ Services collection. Participate in professional organizations and activities related to the mission of the Center.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; master in nonprofit degree preferable. Research skills, and experience with nonprofit organizations needed. Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact successfully with a variety of people are essential. Dedication and sincere commitment to the mission of assisting nonprofit organizations, and to the betterment of the nonprofit sector in our community, is necessary. Applicants should have accuracy, flexibility, dependability and the ability to work alone as well as part of a team. Job requires walking, reaching, stooping, bending and lifting. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential! Ability and willingness to work a variety of hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
: Knowledge of software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Wordpress is preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable.

COMPENSATION:
Salary range minimum is $12.04 with a bachelor’s degree or $18.13 with a master’s degree. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Paid vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking.

Funding for this position is grant dependent and reviewed on a three year schedule.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE PAUL CLARKE NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATE!   Please upload a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. Please apply by Sunday, February 22, 2015.



EARLY LEARNING EVENT ASSISTANTS - 2 POSITIONS - TEMPORARY
Part-time, temporary at the SHAWNEE BRANCH


RESPONSIBILITES:
This position will support Shawnee Branch staff’s implementation of an Institute for Museum and Library Services grant focused on building community support for and awareness of the role adults play in helping children enter school ready to learn. Accompany staff in working with English-, Spanish-, and Burmese-speaking adults and children in venues throughout the south side of Fort Wayne modeling and demonstrating positive, intentional interactions with young children. Prepare, clean and sort materials for distribution at events. Setup and teardown displays, including canopy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
MUST BE BILINGUAL, English/Spanish, or English/Burmese/Mon/Karen.  Comfortable interacting with people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages. Willingness to talk, sing, read, write, and play with children and adults with enthusiasm and humor. Strong ability to interact in a friendly, supportive manner with the public and fellow staff members. Cooperative spirit, reliability, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and good judgment are essential. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability and willingness to work a variable schedule, including some afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
High school diploma and experience working with adults and children preferred.

COMPENSATION: This position pays $12.00 per hour, for a total of 100 hours (each position) from March-September.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE EARLY LEARNING EVEN ASSISTANT! Please apply by Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

 



SUMMER ASSISTANT


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist regular staff with public service work and behind-the-scenes clerical routines and special projects. Summer staff will shelve books, check materials in and out, register patrons for library cards, process overdue materials, help patrons find library materials, and assist with the summer reading program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Good literacy skills and familiarity with computers. Ability to learn policies and procedures for circulating books. Must pass skills test over the Dewey Decimal System.  Excellent interpersonal skills for dealing pleasantly and cooperatively with patrons and other staff over the phone and in person. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Hours will vary with the assigned position. Public service positions may require evening and Saturday work.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable.

COMPENSATION:
All summer assistant positions pay $8.71 per hour. Free parking provided.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER ASSISTANT APPLY BY March 1, 2015



CHILDREN'S SUMMER ASSISTANT II


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the department manager and other staff with public services work and clerical routines. Help patrons find library materials. Answer simple reference questions. Take an active role in programming such as story time and special projects. Give library tours and prepare departmental displays. Assist patrons in using internet and educational computers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma and one to two years’ experience working with children. Knowledge of children's literature, early literacy concepts, computer fundamentals, and library reference skills. Must pass Dewey Decimal skills test. Must have a genuine interest in and understanding of children and possess good interpersonal communication skills sufficient for supervising children. Basic knowledge of routine clerical tasks such as answering the telephone, typing, and filing. Good physical stamina is necessary for standing and walking up to 80% of the time worked and lifting loads of 10-25 pounds. High ability to deal positively and cooperatively with a wide variety of public and fellow staff members. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Must be able to work a varied schedule of days, evenings and weekends from June 1 through August 15, 2015.  (these dates are subject to change)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Pay rate is $10.86 per hour. Free parking.
 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CHILDREN'S SUMMER ASSISTANT II  APPLY BY March 1, 2015



CAMP LIBRARY PROGRAMMER


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serving free lunches to children up to 18 years of age.  Preparing and running a program after lunch.  Plan activities and educational games with lower elementary aged children. Encourage literacy skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ideal candidate will have analytic abilities sufficient for analyzing programs needs on a proactive basis and planning to meet these needs.  Good literacy skills and the ability to interact well with children.  Must have a genuine interest in and understanding of children.  Must also possess good interpersonal communication skills sufficient for supervising children, the physical stamina for standing during a free lunch program and reading program that follows.  Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.  The schedule will be a four-hour daytime shift Monday through Friday.  The program begins June 8, 2015 and ends August 1, 2015. (these dates are subject to change)

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION:
Hourly rate $13.39 per hour.  Free parking

​CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CAMP LIBRARY PROGRAMMER  APPLY BY March 1, 2015 



CAMP LIBRARY ASSISTANT


RESPONSIBILITIES
: Serving free lunches to children up to 18 years of age.  Assisting in programs following the serving of lunch.  Play educational games and do activities with lower elementary aged children. Encourage literacy skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Good literacy skills and the ability to interact well with children.  Must have a genuine interest in and understanding of children.  Must also possess good interpersonal communication skills sufficient for supervising children, the physical stamina for standing during a free lunch program and reading program that follows.  Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.  The schedule will be a four-hour daytime shift Monday through Friday.  The program begins June 8, 2015 and ends August 1, 2015. (these dates are subject to change)

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION
: Hourly rate $10.82 per hour.  Free parking

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CAMP LIBRARY ASSISTANT  APPLY BY March 1, 2015
 


TEEN READER - FOR TEAM READ

RESPONSIBILITIES: Read and play educational games with lower elementary aged children in various sites within Allen County. Encourage their literacy skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a teenager, 16 years old or older. Must be able to read a children’s book out-loud (with expression), have a genuine interest in children,  possess the physical stamina sufficient for walking in parks, as well as the ability to lift at least 30 lbs.  Good interpersonal communication skills for interacting with young children, able to encourage participation by all the children in daily activities and willingness to be a team player are essential.  Must be available to work 20 hours per week: a varied four-hour daytime shift Monday - Friday. Project starts June 8th and ends July 31st, 2015. (these dates are subject to change)

REQUIRED:
Please submit a letter of reference from a non-family member. The letter should include in what capacity the person knows you plus a word about your work habits, integrity and any skills they know you have that would make you a good candidate for this job. Please have them include their address, phone number and e-mail address, if available. Submit letter to: Team Read Position, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Or email to: hrs@acpl.info  Former Teen Readers need not submit reference letters.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: This position pays $8.71 per hour.  Free parking provided.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR TEEN READER  APPLY BY March 1, 2015
 



ADULT SUPERVISOR FOR TEAM READ


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with teens at various sites within Allen County as they read and interact with children of lower elementary level.  Also expected to interact with the lower elementary children.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Good literacy skills and ability to interact well with children and teens.  Must have a genuine interest in and understanding of children.  Must also possess good interpersonal communication skills sufficient for supervising teens as well as the physical stamina sufficient for walking in parks, and ability to lift at least 30 lbs.  Must be available to work 25 hours per week:  varied 5 hour daytime shift Monday through Friday.   The Team Read Project begins June 8, 2015 and ends July 31, 2015. (these dates are subject to change)

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION:
This position pays $13.39 per hour.  Free parking provided.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR ADULT SUPERVISOR FOR TEAM READ  APPLY BY March 1, 2015



The Human Resources Department is open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (closed on Fridays) Ph: (260) 421-1230; e-mail: hrs@acpl.info.

Please Note:

* You must be at least 16 years of age to be considered for employment.

* You may apply for as many open positions as you like, but please make sure you meet the minimum requirements and are able to work the schedule as posted. Please note that most housekeeping, maintenance and security positions require a valid driver's license.

* If the position requires a skills test, you must pass the skills test in order to be considered for that position. Click here to view the Skills Test Study Guide. The Dewey Decimal skills test may be taken during regular business hours in the Human Resources office or at any of our library branches.

* Skills test scores are held from January 1st through December 31st of each year. If you apply for a position after January 1st that requires a skills test, you will need to take the skills test again for the new year. If you have applied for a position that is not filled before December 31st, your application for that position only will carry over until that position is closed. 


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