Distinguishing Characteristics: The Library Program/Marketing Assistant is a part time permanent position with the St. Helena Public Library. As a part of the library’s programming team, this person will work with the outreach services librarian, the library director, and other staff to develop and implement a regular schedule of programs and events for St. Helena’s population. This position assists in the set-up and clean-up of the library’s programs, which involves moving furniture and setting up of the sound system. Responsibilities include assisting with services connected with programs and performing other clerical duties as assigned. Additionally, the person in this position is responsible for assisting in coordinating the physical and virtual distribution of promotional materials and information about library programs and services to staff and to the public. Total hours will be around 12 hours per week. This position requires evening hours. Candidate must be able to commit to evening shifts that match up with the library’s program schedule (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays). Hours that are not connected with program responsibilities are flexible.
Duties and Responsibilities:
¨ Assist in obtaining and preparing all necessary promotional materials (for example newsletters and flyers).
¨ Assist in the set-up and clean-up of program space.
¨ Assist presenter(s); and ensure that the presenter(s) and audience have a pleasant experience.
¨ Assist in engaging community partners, volunteers, library users, and staff in the promotion of library programs; assisting in the physical and virtual distribution of promotional materials and information about library programs and services to the public.
¨ Identify, track and meet deadlines for providing press releases and other information to local media outlets.
¨ Track deadlines for submitting program information to various media and online outlets.
¨ Position requires prolonged sitting, walking, kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities.
¨ Ability to lift, drag and push tools and equipment up to 25 pounds is also required.
¨ Ability to communicate effectively and to accurately follow directions.
¨ Ability to work in harmony with others and provide assistance to staff, children and adults.
¨ Good oral and written communication.
¨ Good organizational skills.
¨ Good attendance and punctuality required.
¨ Technical proficiency with office equipment, use of the Internet, and MS Office products.
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Library Program/Marketing Assistant. An Associates Degree is required, however, consideration will be given to candidates with lesser educational qualifications who have significant related experience. Marketing experience is preferred, along with prior knowledge of operating a sound system.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.
Application and Selection Procedure:
To apply for this position please submit the following documents and forms on CalOpps by March 22, 2019, 5:00 PM:
¨ Cover Letter
¨ Detailed resume
¨ City application form
All resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose training and experience most closely match the requirements of this position. A limited number of qualified applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase of the evaluation process which may include interviews, written exercises, or simulated work problems. Note: Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.
There is a no smoking policy in effect within the City offices and vehicles. St. Helena is an equal opportunity employer. The City of St. Helena will require documentation of the legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act upon hire.