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Programming and Outreach Coordinator, Cotuit Library (Barnstable)

Reports to: Executive Director
Position: Full Time, Year Round
Supervises: None
Remote Work: None


Cotuit Library is looking for a Programming and Outreach Coordinator to join our small but mighty team. You are a good fit for this position if you are enthusiastic and friendly, have a passion for connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds, proactively seek to help others, and enjoy creating a positive atmosphere wherever you go.

The successful candidate will thrive on creating connections with others, have a high level of creativity with an eye for design, and will proactively develop youth-focused programs to engage our community.



·       Responsible for the Library’s marketing functions in alignment with the strategic plan and Director’s vision.

·       Design, produce and distribute eye-catching signage, flyers, graphics, and ads to promote Library programs and events.

·       Create, implement, and maintain a cohesive and robust social media presence with high levels of engagement, resulting in increased attendance at all Library programs and circulation of materials.

·       Regularly update, edit and proofread the Library website and the weekly e-newsletter to increase engagement/ROI.

Programming and Engagement

·       Create and coordinate youth programs and content with the Adult Programs and Services Librarian and the Executive Director, including but not limited to: weekly story and craft hours for elementary aged children; after school programming for teens; summer reading programs; family-friendly festivals; multi-generational events, and more.

·       Procure and maintain effective, exciting K-12 materials including books, multimedia, games, kits, and other items for circulation.

·       Assist with the organization and promotion of Library fundraising events.

·       Assist the Executive Director to maintain the donor database and other administrative tasks as requested.

Circulation Assistance

·       Assist with opening and closing procedures.

·       Check library materials in and out, process renewals

·       Process book deliveries, holds, and fulfill paging list requests

·       Create and maintain patron records

·       Answer general reference questions and patron inquiries

·       Assist with readers’ advisory

·       Retrieve and shelve library materials

·       Professionally answer the telephone

·       Help patrons locate materials, use the printer, fax, and photocopier

·       Provide tech help and assist with collection maintenance, such as weeding and processing as requested by the Circulation Supervisor

The essential functions or duties listed 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. It is not designed nor intended to include all duties and responsibilities inherent in satisfactory performance of the position.


·       A consistently energetic, positive attitude.

·       Must enjoy working with the public and thrive on creating healthy interpersonal connections.

·       The willingness and ability to meet and greet patrons of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities daily.

·       Outstanding customer service and communication skills. 

·       A respectful demeanor and the ability to operate with poise, professionalism, and a high-level of confidentiality.

·       The ability to be independently productive.

·       Attention to detail.

·       Organizational skills.

·       Kind, compassionate, and patient.

·       Familiarity with library systems is preferred.


Work is performed collaboratively with a highly energetic and intergenerational creative team.

Work is performed under a combination of typical office and library conditions and off-site conditions encountered when undertaking outreach activities.

Daily work is performed with computers, printers, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, telephone, and other standard digital equipment.

This is a public-facing position and requires appropriate business attire and proper hygiene. 


This is a full-time, year-round position.

Evening and weekend work will be necessary on a regular basis, and community engagement/programs work will be required outside the Library's normal business hours.

The Programming and Outreach Coordinator is expected to attend staff meetings, training sessions, programs, and events at the request of the Executive Director.



·       Bachelor’s degree in education, library science, public programming or related field is highly preferred, but an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

·       Proficiency in multichannel social media marketing required.

·       Must be tech-savvy and creative, and adept at using Canva, Microsoft Office, and Constant Contact.

·       Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to think creatively, coordinate information and work independently.

·       Proficient and comfortable using a computer, digital cameras, smart-devices, and peripheral equipment (scanners, printers, etc.).

·       Understanding of fundraising databases and platforms and experience in donor stewardship preferred. 

·       Previous library experience a plus

·       A clean CORI/SORI background check is required


This position will require lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., as well as reaching and climbing to retrieve and shelve books.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$42,000.00 - $45,000.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Jessica Rudden-Dube, Executive Director.

Please no calls.


2023-05-10 |  Quick link to this job