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Part-Time Teen Library Assistant
Darien Library seeks a friendly, curious, and motivated candidate to work in the Teen Services department. In this position, the candidate will work one-on-one with youth in our Teen Lounge, assist the Teen Services Librarian with programs for teens, and provide patrons with reader advisory services. The successful candidate will have a passion for working with youth, the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, friendly environment, and embrace Darien Library’s “Kindness First” motto in both external and internal service.

Please see the full job listing for additional details. Apply by Friday, May 12, 2023


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Darien Library observes and promotes a policy of equal employment opportunity for all. This means that the Darien Library recruits, hires, trains, and promotes all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, physical disability or any other improper or illegal criteria. All employment decisions are based on legitimate employment-related criteria such as, skills, abilities, attitude and contribution to the Darien Library so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Position: Part-Time Teen Library Assistant
Organization: Darien Library
Location: DARIEN,  CT 
United States
Salary: $18 - $27.50/hour
Posting Start Date: 4/28/2023
Date Posted: 4/28/2023
Requirements Duties and Responsibilities
  • Staff an active Teen Lounge.
  • Provide prompt, accurate, and friendly service to our library patrons.
  • Perform a variety of public-facing duties including readers advisory, reference, and general wrangling of tweens and teens. 
  • Participate in departmental tasks including planning and implementing library programs, as well as assisting with Young Adult collection maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot technology, including computers and video game consoles.
Skills and Qualifications
  • An enjoyment and passion for working with youth.
  • Work well both independently and collaboratively as part of the Youth Services team.
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative, and follow through on tasks.
  • A love of books and reading and the ability to recommend books to library patrons.
  • Knowledge of Young Adult books and pop culture trends and confidence in sharing that knowledge with teen patrons and fellow staff members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Computer Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Applications and emerging digital technology.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Fluency in a language other than English is desirable.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/27/2023
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Darien Library
1441 Post Road

DARIEN,  CT 06820
United States
Bree Marsden