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Part-time Program Coordinator, Leominster Public Library (Leominster)

The Program Coordinator works cooperatively with the Programming Committee and Administration to create an exciting and innovative schedule of programs, classes, and events for adults. The Library gets monetary support for its adult programs through the City, the Friends, Trusts, and donations. 

The Library is looking for someone who is willing to experiment (and learn from failure), who is very organized and budget-minded. Candidates must be a team player and think outside the box to inspire our adult patrons. Our patrons love art, music, and learning new things. This year's "Trek Talk" lecture series (held on Wednesday evenings) brought in 50 adults each week to hear about four different hiking adventures. Other successful programs we've had this year were a Silent Disco, a How-to Festival, a monthly Cookbook Club, a Mini Golf event, and several musical concerts and art classes.

We are looking to continue to engage existing patrons and to attract potential patrons within the community by offering thought-provoking, timely, and inspiring programs. This position is responsible for all aspects of scheduling programs including booking presenters and creating publicity. Previous experience with designing flyers and promotional materials is very useful.

Job Duties:

·Works closely and cooperatively with library staff, presenters, and Friends.             

·Organizes and implements a regular schedule of adult programs, classes, and events that embody and reflect the Library’s Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision.

·Creates the agenda for the bi-monthly Programming Committee meeting. Communicates with members regularly on the status of programs.

·Researches, makes contacts, and negotiates with potential program presenters and performers.

·Submits marketing materials to media outlets, including writing press releases as needed.

·Assists in preparing in-house publicity and uploading events onto the online calendar. Updates the website as needed.

·Contributes to the Library’s online and social media presence, mainly Facebook.

·Assesses programs by keeping a record of attendance and providing a monthly statistical report. Compiles periodic statistics and for the ARIS report and monthly Trustees Reports.

·Contributes to budget record keeping, issuing contracts, processing check requests and tax documents, and other receipts as needed.

·Contributes to other Library programs and services as needed.

·Covers any one of the public service desks when required.

·Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.


Education and Experience:

A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is strongly preferred.  At least two years of experience in event planning, program coordination, library programming, and/or hospitality is strongly desired. Library experience is preferable. Customer service experience is essential.

Core Competencies:

·Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies.

·Excellent organizational and budgetary skills.

·Able to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with a diverse community of customers and library staff.

·Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a team member.

·Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices; Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office. Previous experience writing press releases and using Canva a plus.

·Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.

·Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with presenters and staff.

·Demonstrates creativity, teamwork, innovation, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

·Experience in working with a diverse community.

A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events. 

Bilingual abilities desirable.

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

Open Until Filled

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Wendy Hurley at: Position is open until filled, with preference given early applications.


2019-04-04 |  Quick link to this job