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Early Childhood Program Assistant
Job Code:2019-247
Branch/Department:Youth and Family Engagemt
FT/PT Status:Regular Part Time
Salary range:$19.15-$25.14
At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 13.5 hours/week

All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:
  • Plans, prepares and presents baby, toddler and preschool story time programs and other library programs in branches throughout Baltimore County and in the community.
  • Effectively organizes and manages groups of children and adults in a program setting.
  • Adapts programs based on audience needs.
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers and seeks personal alignment with BCPL's customer service philosophy and strategic direction.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be able to meet the scheduling requirements for Story Time programming needs.
  • Four-year college degree in early childhood education or related field.
  • Two years of experience in planning and presenting programs to young children, birth to five years of age, and their caregivers.
  • Knowledge of learning theories and youth development.
  • Familiarity with developmentally appropriate materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Schedule includes evenings and weekends as workload demands.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch when preparing and presenting programs.
  • Ability to bend, lift up to 25 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
This Position closes July 25, 2019