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  P/T Educational Programming Coordinator (John Adams Grant)

Company Name:
    Boston Public Library
Contact Information
    Estelle Lincoln
    700 Boylston Street
    Massachusetts, USA
    Phone: 617/859-2356
    Fax: 617/266-4673
    Closing Date: Open until filled Position Title: P/T Educational Programming Coordinator (John Adams Grant) Location: Public Service Office Salary: $25 / hour (Part-time, flexible, 18 hours per week.) Duration: through 1st Quarter 2006 (estimated duration) Reports to: John Adams Grant Manager Job Description: Under the direction of the John Adams Grant Manager, creates and implements programming for children and young adults at Copley and in the branches; completes and distributes discovery kits; and participates in any children/teen related initiatives. Programming will focus on John Adam’s reading, book collecting and his relationship with his own books, many of which are heavily annotated. Essential Functions: 1. Works with Grant Manager to select material to use in educational programs, kits, and other educational related programs. 2. Works with state educators and Advisory Board to create relevant programming, integrating Adams Library content with existing social studies or language arts curricula. Conducts focus groups and workshops for educators and librarians. 3. Designs programming and materials; creates delivery system; implements and publicizes. 4. Designs and distributes at least 10 Discovery kits for Elementary, Middle and High School students. There will be 3 copies of each kit. 5. Interviews and hires dramatic characters to play the parts of John and Abigail Adams, or works with City Stage on block programming. 5. Maintains current programming information on BPL children’s and teen web pages. 6. Maintains close working relationship with Communications Dept. for PR; researches and suggests creative publicity initiatives. 7. Works with Grant Manager to manage the programming budget and grant activates in a timely fashion. 8. Performs related functions as assigned. Knowledge, skill and abilities required: 1. Experience in development of public programming or educational curriculum for children and teens. 2. Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and implement project related activities. 3. Knowledge of Massachusetts History, Social Science and English Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks. 4. Knowledge of age appropriate material and presentations for school age students, and creative ability to transform material and presentations into dynamic and enjoyable learning experiences. 5. Computer literacy; technology skills. Qualifications: 1. Degree in Education, Museum Studies, Library Science or related field. 2. Desired attributes: self-directed; works well independently or in a group, adaptability. 3. Boston residency. Requirements: Must be a Resident of the City of Boston upon first day of hire Application Procedure: Please send a resume, references and cover letter, indicating how you learned of this vacancy, to the attention of: David C. Young Director of Human Resources By Mail: Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 By Fax: (617) 266-4673 By E-mail: hr@bpl.org In Person: Human Resources Office on the 3rd floor of the Johnson Building. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Proof of Boston residency required at time of hire.

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