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  • Youth Services Program Coordinator

    St. Louis Public Library

  • Library/Organization Address

    1415 Olive Street
    St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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  • About the Organization

    About SLPL:
    St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

    About downtown St. Louis:
    This position will work in the heart of the St. Louis Public Library system in the library administration building. Located in Downtown West, the administration building is next door to the renowned Central Library, an architectural masterpiece designed by Cass Gilbert, and steps from all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment that downtown St. Louis has to offer.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Youth Services Program Coordinator
    St. Louis Public Library

    Are you ready to put on fun and engaging programs for kids? St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Program Coordinator to develop and manage meaningful programming experiences for young people at library locations across the City of St. Louis. In this role, you will coordinate outside partners offering library programs, manage and develop programs that support literacy development, and collaborate with Youth Services staff systemwide on youth programming.

    The Library values the talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings and how this positively impacts our services and customer base. We seek people who understand these values to join our team. We are looking for someone who will connect the community to our resources to further our primary mission as a customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis.

    Our ideal candidate has successfully developed and implemented youth programming, is able to build relationships with partners, communicates clearly, has a creative problem-solving mindset, and is passionate about serving the St. Louis community.

    In this role you will:

    Work with outside partners to offer performances and programs in the Library, including the Live at SLPL series.
    Coordinate the library’s efforts to support literacy at the library and in the greater community through systemwide initiatives.
    Assist in coordinating the Library’s Summer Learning program.
    Develop and implement special programs and services.
    Manage administrative duties required for successful partnerships, including contracts and budgets.

    You will need to be:
    Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
    Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
    Comfortable solving unforeseen challenges and taking on new projects in response to needs.
    Knowledgeable about youth and youth programming.
    Knowledgeable about youth literacy development.
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    You will need to have:
    At least two years of experience working directly with youth (public library, education, childcare, or related fields).
    Degree in Education, Library Science, or related field preferred.
    Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
    Understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities
  • Benefits Offered

    Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Other

    Flex Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Accident/Hospital Indemnity/Critical Illness Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Paid Holidays, EAP, 457(b) plan, Tuition Reimbursement

  • Position Start Date

  • How to Apply

    To apply:
    If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit and click on the Careers link, and submit both your cover letter and resume with your application. Thank you!
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