Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under direct supervision of the Youth Services Manager, learns to provide professional services in the Youth Services division of the library, specifically assisting with the Library's Pop-Up STEM in-house and outreach programming with elementary aged students and their families.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

  • Learns to plan engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities and demonstrations for K-5th grade students.  Prepares activity materials; monitors activity supplies; repairs, replaces, or replenishes supplies as needed.
  • Learns to independently supervise and facilitate STEM programming for elementary aged students and their families.
  • Learns to direct and supervise teen volunteers assisting with elementary programming.
  • Learns to evaluate STEM programming through designing and conducting participant surveys; compiles and analyzes survey results.
  • Provides high level of customer service to the public, associates, and supervisors.
Other Important Duties:
  • Sets up and takes down STEM Mobile Activity Stations at the Library and outreach visits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • May be required to work extended hours on evenings and weekends.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of principles and practices in area of study assignment.
  • Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of technical tools, practices or methods in area of assignment.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in planning and implementing departmental procedures and objectives.
  • Skill in effectively delegating duties to assigned paraprofessional or technical staff.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Must be enrolled at a Sophomore, Junior or Senior level standing in an accredited college program in area of assignment; STEM, Education, or Library fields preferred.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • May be required to possess State of Texas Driver's License.

Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a public library environment. Outreach venues may include elementary schools, after school programs, and community events.
  • Climbing - ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crouching - bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling - perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering - picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping - applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling - picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 - perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 - receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling - bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting - raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity - ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing - use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching - extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion - substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking - expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing - for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping - bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
  • Talking 2 - shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment: 
  • Work performed is primarily medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:
  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, and special or technical equipment commonly utilized in area of assignment.

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