Simpson Library - Teen Programmer

Simpson Library is hiring a Teen Programmer to join our team! This part-time position performs all aspects of library services to young adults including programming, planning, Summer Learning Challenge, publicity and promotion, school and outreach visits, and young adult collection development. 6-12 hours per week including day, evening, and weekend hours. $12.00/hour.

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education required. Public library experience preferred. 

Do you like working with younger children as well? Check out our other job vacancy for a children's programmer! These two positions can be combined into one amazing job!

How to Apply: To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Sue Erdman, Executive Director, Joseph T. Simpson Public Library 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email resume and cover letter to Sue at or fill out job application.

Simpson Library Employment Application (PDF, 4 pages, 164KB)

Young Adult/Teen Programmer Job Description (PDF, 2 pages, 68 KB)

Essential Duties:

1.    Performs all aspects of library services to young adults including programming, planning, Summer Learning, and young adult collection development including selection and weeding of materials.
2.    Creates an environment that attracts and invites young adults to use the library and the library’s materials collection.
3.    Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature for young adults.
4.    Plans, organizes, implements, promotes, publicizes, and evaluates a wide variety of programs and activities, both in the library and in the community, for young adults, based on their needs and interests.
5.    Develops assessment tools to measure program outcomes and regularly conducts program evaluations.
6.    Visits and/or contacts area schools to promote young adult programs and cooperation with school librarians and teachers.
7.    Involves young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group. 
8.    Works as a liaison with the schools and other organizations to encourage young adults to use the library.
9.    Monitors the behavior and conduct of library patrons and handles problems as they arise.
10.    Prepares monthly and statistical reports.
11.    Meets monthly with the executive director to discuss projects and priorities. 
12.    Attends the Cumberland County Library System Teen Networking Team committee meetings.
13.    Speaks to groups about the value and services of libraries.
14.    Promotes library services and activities to facilitate use by the community.  
15.    Ability to type and use computer equipment and photocopiers.
16.    Has visual acuity to use research tools in print and in computerized formats.
17.    Interprets and enforces library policies.  
18.    Attends staff meetings and continuing education programs or courses.
19.    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position.

Employment Clearances
Must have FBI criminal history, Pennsylvania Child Abuse, and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History clearances that qualify the individual for employment as outlined in the library system’s Employee Clearances policy.