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Program & Job Seeker Support

Company: 
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Company description: 

The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

Job Description: 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Free Library of Philadelphia and NWON Opportunities seek a part-time Work-Study student to work at the Nicetown-Tioga Branch of the Free Library. A newly installed workforce center in the library has just opened and would like assistance with patrons who are looking for help with job preparedness. 

 In order to be eligible, you would need to be able to commit to working each week on Monday and Thursday 2pm-4pm. Business majors preferred, but all are welcome to apply. This is the perfect opportunity to gain hands on valuable professional experience with the staff of the Free Library and NWON Opportunities.

If you have additional availability in your schedule, outside of the required hours in the workforce center, this branch is also looking for assistance with some of their other programs.  After school programs, computer aid and other tasks that the Branch Manager may need accomplished.

 

Schedule/Location:  Students must be available to work in the Workforce Center at the Nicetown- Tioga  Branch on Monday and Thursday from 1:45 – 4:15

3720 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140-3608

 

Wage: $10/hr- Must qualify for federal work-study. If you need to be reviewed for work-study contact SFS at wkstudy@temple.edu

Length of Employment:  August 31 – May 9th

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with daily operations of the workforce center
  • Prepare potential candidates for upcoming interviews
  • Assist with resume revisions and effective job search
  • Teach candidates how to use virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet
  • Support the branch manager, library supervisors, librarians and administrators by working in areas of the library where patrons of all ages seek instruction, homework help, basic computer skills and workforce development or other tasks to be determined by the branch manager.
  • Assist librarians and program managers with current in person and virtual adult and youth education and language programs.

A Program Assistant who has helpful ideas about creating and facilitating online, virtual computer classes and/or workshops and podcast editing skills may be the successful candidate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEDERAL WORK STUDY IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Temple Federal Work Study award is required for all off campus work study positions
  • The City of Philadelphia and the Free Library of Philadelphia require that all employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or else submit an exemption for us to keep on file. If you are not vaccinated but provide us with an exemption you will also need to agree to wear a double mask when working in any Free Library location
  • Knowledge of MS Office platforms
  • Be willing to follow all established COVID -19 guidelines and mandates as directed by the City of Philadelphia – Department of Health.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Positive and friendly attitude

 

  • Possess strong customer service, leadership and communication skills, with an interest in forwarding the various aspects of literacy and librarianship.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

 

Students who accept positions with the Free Library Off Campus Work Study Program will be required to complete the PA State Child Abuse Clearances to be permitted to work with minors. There is no cost to the student for the completion of these clearances.

Job Category: 
Library
Company Contact Information: 

To apply: send short cover letter and resume to Debi Leonard,  Work Study Program Coordinator for the Free Library, at leonardd@freelibrary.org  Someone will contact you if you qualify for an interview.

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