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Youth Services Intern

Open to currently-enrolled Iowa State University students.

 

We will begin reviewing applications for this position on February 1, 2017. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

 

Job Summary

We are seeking an organized intern to increase interest in youth programs and to help develop programs, events, and opportunities for the youth in Ames.

 

Education and Experience

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or a related field
  • Must have experience working with children (birth—elementary)
  • Preference may be given to sophomores or juniors

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize/balance multiple projects at once
  • Must be reliable and a self-starter
  • Ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the needs of diverse groups of people
  • Must be tolerant of ambiguity and adaptable to change
  • Ability to think creatively to design and implement innovative programs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have a commitment to innovation and  continuous improvement

Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands
    The Youth Services Intern may have to spend long hours standing and walking.  The Youth Services Intern may also have to do some lifting (up to 50 pounds), pushing, and pulling of books and boxes.

  • Environmental Conditions
    The Youth Services Intern may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted by the busy environment and additional tasks.  The intern may also have to spend some time outside for activities

  • Mental Demands
    The Youth Services Intern may have to manage multiple requests and situations at one time.  The intern may also be exposed to ambiguous situations that may result in stress.

Work Activities

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Create programs with the help of a library staff member
  • Help create a safe, welcoming environment for program participants
  • Assist with selection, placement, and scheduling of youth volunteers
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed
  • Coordinate daily activities for the programs
  • Plan, prepare, and present programs for outdoor and indoor story times based on established protocol
  • Present programs that align with community needs and the library’s mission
  • Participate in special projects when they emerge
  • Promote activities that build and strengthen literacy skills and lifelong learning

Application Procedure

All applicants must electronically submit a completed Job Application, cover letter, and three references to be considered for the position. Please e-mail the application materials to libraryjobs@amespubliclibrary.org.

We will begin reviewing applications for this position on February 1, 2017. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

 

Application Form

Ames Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.