ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Library Youth Services Manager is responsible for overseeing all of the staff, collections, and services at a vibrant Youth Services section located in the Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix Public Library’s flagship central library in downtown Phoenix. This includes the management of three distinct spaces: the Children’s Place, Teen Central, and the MACH1 makerspace. This position will direct the work of Librarians II, Librarians I, and Library Assistants and will help to guide, plan, and implement the hundreds of programs that occur in these spaces annually, as well as fostering a strong outreach presence in the surrounding community. General supervision is received from a Deputy Director or the City Librarian through a review of plans, budgets, programs, and reports and conferences concerning difficult or unusual problems. The ideal candidate will be digitally fluent, tech savvy and passionate about promoting digital fluency and technology skills in others
- Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
- One year of supervisory experience.
- Three years of experience in professional library work, including one year of experience performing the full range of advanced, professional library work (or at the level of Librarian II).
- Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
- Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings are required.
The job requirements listed above, plus:
- Minimum of three years supervisory experience in a library setting.
- Minimum of five years working as a Children’s Librarian, including planning and implementing children’s programming and managing a Children’s collection.
- Experience providing outreach to elementary, middle school, and high school students.
- Experience in STEM programming for Children and Teens as they pertain to a Public Library setting.