Employment at WPPL

Thank you for your interest in joining our team as we blaze new trails for literacy and education in our community! We are currently looking for a part-time Library Youth Assistant and a part-time Volunteer Coordinator.

Library Youth Assistant

Job title: Library Youth Assistant (part customer service, part product expert, part storyteller)
Department: Youth Services
Pay range: $14.50 - $16.75 per hour
Position type: Part-time, 32 hours, non-exempt position

Job description: You greet kids and caregivers with a smile and welcome them into our library. You help our young members find the fuel and the spark to unlimited ideas and opportunities. You refresh displays, create weekly creative arts projects, assist with story classes, answer questions, make reading recommendations, and ensure our books, media and music are handled efficiently, ready to be explored by our library members.

Ready to join our dynamic team and help us launch exceptional library services into the 21st century? 

Who you are:

  • You love kids! Seriously, you think they’re great.
  • You’re outgoing – you thrill at sharing stories and letting people know what’s new and happening.
  • You engage well with kids of all ages and are passionate about providing an exemplary member experience for youngsters and their caregivers
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.
  • You’ve got crafty impulses – cutting, pasting, drawing, and coloring.

Work you’ll love:

  • You warmly welcome kids and caregivers into our library and ensure a great experience and a fond farewell. 
  • You provide amazing customer service by helping kids and caregivers find the book they want or assist them with self-checkout services.
  • You’re a story explorer, keeping up with popular reads and making recommendations.
  • You enjoy talking to our library members about your extensive knowledge of our promotions, classes, events and services.
  • You assist with the opening and closing of the library; when we open our doors, the building is clean and tidy and we are ready for the day’s adventures.
  • You’re an inventory engineer, who helps look after our collections with a great attention to detail, ensuring they are stocked, clean and tidy and ready to provide a positive and memorable experience for our members. 
  • You are comfortable with computers and navigating technology, new and old.
  • You are a genius at understanding the needs of the library members and connecting them to the right person at the right time. 
  • You are there to lend a hand if needed for library classes and events. 
  • You are a lifelong learner, enjoying your journey of professional development. 
  • You are the person the library member recognizes and seeks out to say hello. You are always there to help them over the phone or in the library.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • High school degree
  • Childcare or youth services experience preferred
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Continuous learner
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

We are guided by a commitment to these shared values:

  • Lifelong education
  • Being a trusted community resource
  • Equal access for all residents
  • Innovation that is responsive to changing community needs
  • Providing a place for connection and open exchange of ideas

What are the benefits?

For part-time employees, you'll get holidays and paid time off, and be eligible for our 401K and 4% employer match.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Winter Park Library?

A job with us is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in opening minds, inspiring learning, and transforming our members’ lives, whether they’re new visitors or veteran readers. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

This opportunity comes in the wake of our community approving a multi-million-dollar new state-of-the-art library and events center. You believe in the transformative power of the public library, and your talents will be important for the future of this exciting project.

How to apply:

An alpha numerical skills test is required as part of the application process. Please schedule an appointment to take the test and email a resume and cover letter by Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5pm to:

Evelyn Malles
Head of Youth Services
Winter Park Library
emalles@wppl.org 

No phone calls, please.

Volunteer Coordinator

Job title: Volunteer Coordinator (part customer service, part product expert, part people wrangler)
Department: Community Engagement
Position type: 24-hr part-time, non-exempt position  
Pay range: $12.50 per hour
Schedule: Flexible, will include occasional nights and weekends
Closing date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5pm

Job description: 

You’re the essence of a positive volunteer experience at the library. You find great people, connect their interests with ways to help the library, recognize their efforts, and help them belong. You lead the dedicated volunteers in the Polly Seymour New Leaf bookstore where success in sales becomes the library’s success.

Who you are: 

  • You are organized and keep things in tip-top order.
  • You’re people-focused and great at matching talents to opportunities.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • Your communication skills ensure volunteers and staff are well-informed.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.

A position you’ll love: 

  • You’re the point person for volunteering, recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the best applicants to meet library needs.
  • You are a captain of commerce; you’ve got a handle on merchandising and selling that will bring in new sales for our bookstore in-person and online.
  • You’re a scheduling guru who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and cover a shift.
  • You are a lifelong learner who is up to date on the latest technology trends.
  • You are friendly and warm and help our members with basic questions about our library.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • High school degree or equivalent preferred at minimum
  • Tech savvy
  • You are an energetic person with a go-get ‘em attitude

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds. This job means lifting boxes of book donations and getting them to new homes!

We are guided by a commitment to these shared values:

  • Lifelong education
  • Being a trusted community resource
  • Equal access for all residents
  • Innovation that is responsive to changing community needs
  • Providing a place for connection and open exchange of ideas

What are the benefits?

For part-time employees, you'll get holidays and paid time off, and be eligible for our 401K and 4% employer match.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Winter Park Library?

A job with us is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in opening minds, inspiring learning, and transforming our members’ lives, whether they’re new visitors or veteran readers. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

This opportunity comes in the wake of our community approving a multi-million-dollar new state-of-the-art library and events center. You believe in the transformative power of the public library, and your talents will be important for the future of this exciting project.

How to apply:

Please
 email a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Jody Lazar
Community Engagement Manager
Winter Park Library
jlazar@wppl.org

No phone call, please.