Early Literacy Coordinator, Hays Public Library

By IS Lab December 10, 2020

Early Literacy Coordinator Position Announcement

We are hiring for a full-time Early Literacy Librarian (Coordinator) at the Hays Public Library. This position oversees library services for preschool-age citizens and caregivers. The position will develop new and innovative programs, spaces, and collections. The Early Literacy Librarian reports to the Public Services Manager.

The Early Literacy Librarian oversees all facets of the early childhood program at the Hays Public Library. This person facilitates storytimes, reading programs, and other literacy initiatives. They create programs that develop early literacy skills in our youngest patrons and work with early childhood partners, other staff, and caregivers to prepare youth for learning.

The Early Literacy Librarian must be able to facilitate storytimes, trainings, and engage in other large and small public speaking situations effectively. A newly remodeled Youth Services floor will be completed in January of 2021 with a library-wide renovation planned for completion in March. This is a very exciting time to join the HPL team.

The Hays Public Library is an inspiring and dynamic place to work. We serve Hays and the surrounding areas by providing access to over 170,000 physical materials, digital resources, information, and programming to satisfy the educational and recreational needs of our great community. Located in the flourishing downtown district, the library invites nearly 500 people into the beautiful facility every day.

The Early Literacy Librarian/Coordinator hiring range is $31,200 – $38,500/annual. This position has a great benefits package including employee paid health insurance, paid-time-off, paid holidays, and more.

If you are interested in the position, please apply by visiting https://hayslibrary.org/jobs/ where you will find the Hays Public Library Employment Application and an official job description. For questions, contact Brandon Hines, bhines@hayslibrary.org. After initial interviews, finalists will be expected to demonstrate program facilitation skills through scenarios presented by the hiring team.