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Assistant Supervisor Patron Experience: Programming and Marketing Specialist, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

37.5 hours/week; two evenings and alternate Fridays/Saturdays required

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming, located 20 miles
west of Boston with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library, a 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, and a
Bookmobile, seeks a dynamic and energetic Patron Experience: Programming and Marketing
Specialist with the creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm to join our Patron Experience team in
delivering exceptional library services focused on access and equity.

 Position Purpose:
Serves as a dynamic member of the Patron Experience Department for the Framingham Public
Library, the premier resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.
Serves as a liaison between Patron Experience and Community and Outreach by contributing
to and supporting marketing, merchandising, and programming. Promotes and provides
exemplary customer service to the vibrant and diverse population in the city of Framingham.
Exemplifies innovation, flexibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm for all aspects of library
customer service. May perform tasks at the Main Library, Branch, or Bookmobile as necessary.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
position.)
▪ Performs an array of circulation duties, and provides a warm, welcoming, and accessible patron
experience for all library users.
▪ Issues library cards, checks materials in and out, collect fees and fines; provides information
about library services, policies and procedures. Provides directional information.
▪ Protects confidentiality of patron records according to library policy and Mass General Law.
▪ Facilitates interchange of materials between the Main Library and Branch
▪ Promotes and provides exemplary customer service to staff and public. Assists supervisors in
staff training. Resolves patron circulation concerns and responds in a positive and flexible
manner; Refers issues to Library Administration as required.
▪ Under the direction of the Head of Patron Experience and in line with library goals, fosters
teamwork and partnership between departments and among library staff. Welcomes staff
suggestions and initiatives. In the absence of the Head of Patron Experience, assumes
responsibility of managing daily operations.
▪ Assists patrons in borrowing and using all library materials and accessing digital resources. Gives
directional information. Provides information on library policies and procedures.
▪ Participates in collection development and the maintenance of an attractive, current array of
library materials.
▪ Participates in shelf reading and weeding.
▪ Creates attractive displays to showcase and highlight library materials of all kinds.
▪ Develops, facilitates, and supervises monthly programming, including Brown Bag Lunch
presentation programs. Researches program ideas; plans and executes events, and writes copy
for event flyers.
▪ Supports execution of programming as needed and assists outside groups in meeting rooms
when necessary.
▪ Provides Reader’s Advisory and secondary reference. May plan and lead book discussions.
▪ Assumes responsibility for the Main Library as necessary.
▪ Accurately collects and maintains library statistics as required for the ARIS report or requested
by Library Administration.
▪ Participates on Marketing Committee and other Library committees and working groups.
▪ Monitors safety of the library facility for employees and the public. Responds appropriately to
emergencies and keeps Library Administration informed of any problematic situation.
▪ Represents the library to city, local, network, and other organizations as directed or required.
▪ Follows safe work practices.
▪ Performs related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
▪ Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate
computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
▪ While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk
or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach
with hands and arms.
▪ The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.

Job Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.

The City of Framingham is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help
to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipality and community-wide excellence in
the City of Framingham. In doing so, Framingham strives for a city culture and environment that
fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and
fully in the city, their communities and neighborhoods in ways that helps to develop each individual's
capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving
national context and the richness in the demographic and linguistic profile of our city, the City of
Framingham has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its community climate,
culture and multiplicity of service capabilities as a city. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; two or more years’ experience in library services preferred, including
supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which
provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

Knowledge:
● Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
● Library procedures, including database searching and interlibrary loan
● Microsoft Office and Google Suite
● Marketing and programming
Ability:
● Exhibit humor, tact, flexibility, and initiative
● Enthusiastically lead and motivate staff
● Learn new software and hardware quickly
● Embrace change and contribute to the overall mission of the library
Skill:
● Exemplary customer service skills
● Supervisory and leadership skills
● Working in a fast-paced environment
● Graphic design
● Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$51,012.00 - $69,633.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please visit our website to apply: https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Posted

2021-11-22 |  Quick link to this job