Learning Exhibits Coordinator at Midland County Library

Job Description

SUMMARY Responsible for the direction and management of the library’s exhibitions and subsequent educational programming and learning experiences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some of the following depending on assignment.
• Creates a learning strategy to engage the public in line with the library’s mission
• Creates and develops educational resources for schools and the general public
• Plans the daily and yearly exhibition schedule
• Monitors deadlines and procures or creates materials to be used in exhibitions, installations and marketing;
• Assists in the direction and delivery of educational and visitor services programs and activities
• Assists in setting short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the exhibits
• Insures that program research, development, and evaluation are conducted according to nationally accepted standards, while acting as the liaison with schools to promote events;
• Assists with the development and monitoring of the department budget
• Plans and implements public programs for new and existing audiences to meet objectives set forth for each exhibit/educational events
• Conducts audience research and evaluates program effectiveness by maintaining and analyzing statistics on program attendance and cost.
• Manages the training of volunteers for exhibits
• Insures the effective promotion of all exhibit programs.
• Maintains a visible presence in the local, state, and national professional community by communicating with other libraries and museums.
• Acts as a library resource and spokesperson for education related issues;
• Maintains the exhibits page on the county website
• Develops marketing materials, banners, signs and ads for each exhibition
• Formulates goals, plans, and procedures for each exhibition
• Seeks out (potential) users for information about exhibits appropriate to the library’s mission
• Participates in library committee work by chairing meetings
• Makes a continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively to provide quality customer service
• Collaborates with counterparts within the facility and other library facilities
• Develops programming for division • Requires regular and consistent attendance
• Weekend and evening hours required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None  

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate's degree preferred but high school diploma or its equivalent and 2 years of office experience accepted. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

KNOWLEDGE OF Needs knowledge of principles and practices of customer service, public libraries, and phone etiquette. Must also know spelling, basic arithmetic, alphabetical, and numerical filing.

SKILL/ABILITY TO Must be able to learn County, library programs, and processes sufficiently. Should have the ability to perform duties and responsibilities independently, as well as perform duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines. Must be able to work standard office equipment and programs including Word, Excel, the library’s automated system, computer, printer, and fax machine. Need to be able to communicate effectively by phone or in person in a one-to-one or group setting including working cooperatively with other County employees and the public. Must have the skills required to learn job-related material through oral instruction, observation, as well as comprehend and make inferences from written material.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to show sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permit the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. The employee must all have sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials. The position also requires sufficient manual dexterity, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, specialized library equipment, and a personal computer. Must have sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to lift up to 30 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is usually quiet to moderate and a majority of the work is performed indoors

How To Apply

Please visit the Midland County website to apple or: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/comidlandtx

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