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Job Opening: Communication Specialist

The Communication Specialist manages the internal and external communications, ensuring that the library’s brand and values are communicated, and volunteers are supported. This is an exciting and valued position for someone who enjoys creative design work, and community engagement, and wants to have rewarding and varied work.

Working closely with the Library Director, Technology Director, and key volunteer/trustees:

  • Prepare message development, creative and design work, and communication strategy of annual appeal, Online Auction, Festival of Trees, donor thank you events, planned giving and memorial giving, and other cultivation/fundraising events.
  • Create and design advertising, as needed.
  • Assist with cultivation and orientation of volunteers and trustees.
  • Create new trustee orientation materials and information.
  • Analyze data reports created by the Technology Director, and recommend opportunities for continued and improved donor and volunteer engagement.
  • Create compelling and engaging donor and public relations content (print and digital) for both new and continued relationships.
  • Manage all press release and media requests.
  • Review, recommend, and assist with branding and messaging.
  • Ensure branding is consistent and strong across all platforms and uses.
  • Represent the library, as needed, at various functions and on/with media.

Hours/Benefits:  15 to 18 hours a week. This is on-site work but the hours and days of the week are flexible. $22 to $28 per hour. Two paid holidays per year. 
 
Qualifications include:

  • B.A. or B.S. strongly recommended.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creative and/or design work. 
  • Experience with social media.
  • Strong computer and general technology skills.  Knowledge of Publisher and Canva is a plus. 
  • Comfortable setting and meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, and the public.
  • Strong support for and understanding of the important role public libraries play in communities and society.

Apply by May 14. Position is open until filled. Send letter of interest and resume to:  [email protected]

 

Job Opening: Library Assistant

The Oliver Wolcott Library is seeking a full-time library assistant with excellent customer service skills to work the public service desk, shelve books and other materials, shelf-read, perform copy cataloging, and assist with other library duties. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys helping others, positive engagement, and varied work. It is a valued position with opportunity for professional growth.

Hours/Benefits:  35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, with one evening. Excellent benefits package

Rate:  $30,000-$32,500/year salary, depending on experience.

Qualifications include:

  • H.S. degree required.
  • Experience working in a library is a plus but not required.
  • Understanding and appreciation of public library and its role in the community.
  • Excellent customer service skills to work the public service desk.
  • Excellent computer skills and general technological skills.
  • Excellent understanding of numerical and alphabetical ordering.
  • Demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift books and other materials weighing up to 25 lbs. and from shelves ranging up to 8 feet or more to place or return them to their proper place on the shelf.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a professional team.
  • Reliable transportation.

Apply by May 22. Position is open until filled. Send letter of interest and resume to:  Ann Marie White, Library Director, Oliver Wolcott Library, [email protected]

 

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant supports staff and key volunteers by assisting with data entry, task managing logistics, scheduling, and task support for events. This is an exciting and valued position for someone who is well organized, dedicated to excellence, and wants to have rewarding and varied work.  

Working closely with the Library Director and the Technology Director:

  • Assists the Technology Director in data entry related to various fundraising efforts.
  • Assists with description creation, photographing of objects, and other data entry needs for the proper display and entry of online auction items into the software program.
  • Manages all of the task details for hosting successful donor events. This includes booking venues, managing all venue/event details, liaising with suppliers and clients, managing logistics, and managing communication between various committee groups.
  • Assists the Technology Director in the efficient and quick creation of thank you acknowledgements for all fundraising gifts.
  • Manage task details involved in thanking and supporting volunteers involved with the various library fundraising efforts.
  • Monitors annual giving and fundraising calendars. Helps to communicate and remind key staff and volunteers about upcoming deadlines, and plays a pivotal role in keeping communication strong between groups.

Hours/Benefits: 15 to 18 hours a week. This is on-site work but the hours and days of the week are flexible.  Two paid holidays per year.

Qualifications include:

  • H.S. degree required. 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of common office technology applications such as Word, Excel, email, etc.
  • Comfortable setting and meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, and the public.

Apply by May 14. Position is open until filled. Send letter of interest and resume to:  [email protected]