Youth Services Coordinator-Gilmer County Library

Post Date:                    January 16, 2018

Closing Date:               January 19, 2018

Start Date:                    March 1, 2018

Position:                      Youth Services Coordinator, Full-time, 40 hours a week

Location:                      Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540

General Duties:            In addition to providing basic customer service and circulation assistance, this position plans, prepares and implements programs for youth of all ages, including story times, after-school programs and summer reading programs. This position is also a front-line customer service position providing circulation and information services to patrons of all ages with an emphasis on children. This position reports to the Gilmer County Branch Manager.

 Salary:                         $22,000 Annually

                                    Benefits: Paid Leave & Holidays, State Health Benefit Plan, Flexible Benefits and TRS (retirement)

Schedule:                     Schedule includes a combination of daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Work schedule will vary and flexibility is required. Youth services staff should coordinate time-off with programming calendar and summer reading programs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to shelve materials, push, pull and lift 30 (thirty) pounds, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Experience working with the public and/or customer service field experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a library/or working with children and two years of college is preferred.

Essential Roles:          

  • Design, implement and evaluate a wide variety of programs and services appropriate to the identified interests and developmental needs of children requiring skills in program presentation and development.
  • Demonstrate creativity, openness to new ideas, knowledge of a variety of tools and techniques and a sense of humor.
  • Promote youth library services directly to children through school visits, library tours, etc., and through engaging caregivers, educators and other youth-serving community partners.
  • Utilize promotional techniques to attract and invite children and caregivers to use the collection and spaces.
  • Promote awareness of youth services to other staff members.

 Job Tasks:      

  • Provides direct supervision for part-time staff as needed.
  • Provides a monthly schedule of youth programs for inclusion in system wide promotional materials in a timely manner.
  • Attends regularly scheduled regional department meetings and workshops.


  • Communicates effectively using a variety of methods.
  • Works effectively in teams with strong team-building skills and attitudes.
  • Ability to engage, present and speak to audiences of all ages.
  • Basic computer skills (internet, email, Microsoft Office).


Submit resume and/or cover letter with the online application.


Headquarters Hours:

Monday       10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday       10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Thursday     10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday           10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Saturday      10:00 AM  6:00 PM
Sunday         2:00 PM 6:00 PM


116 Brown Industrial Parkway

Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-479-3090
: 770-479-3069


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