Jobs at the Library: Open Positions

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The Kansas City Public Library is seeking a full-time, highly motivated media relations/marketing specialist.  Responsibilities include working with local, state, and national media (including various trade journals) to place stories about and on behalf of the Kansas City Public Library; acting as library spokesperson when necessary, assisting in the drafting and editing of news releases and media advisories; fielding media inquiries and handling media interviews; working with various organizations to develop partnerships in order to introduce Library programming to new audiences; and devel

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The Temporary Recruiter role is a three-to-six month, maximum 20-hours per week temporary position (with possible extension). The Temporary Recruiter reports to the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for researching, designing and executing the organization’s employee recruitment strategy, with an emphasis on leveraging online, social, and professional networking sites and groups in sourcing strong candidates.

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Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Support Specialist, the IS Support Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Library by performing a variety of technical tasks in the diagnosis, repair, maintenance, and installation of computers and other related Information Systems equipment.

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Kansas City Public Library is looking for an engaging, customer focused person to bring enthusiasm for service to all ages at its Plaza Library. This position serves as a primary contact point for customers using the Library, ensuring a positive customer experience by determining customer needs, analyzing, and solving problems, and directing customers to appropriate resources.

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Kansas City Public Library is looking for an engaging, customer focused person to bring enthusiasm for service to all ages at its Bluford Branch. This position serves as a primary contact point for customers using the Library, ensuring a positive customer experience by determining customer needs, analyzing, and solving problems, and directing customers to appropriate resources.

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Under general supervision of the Waldo Branch, provides reference, information, community referral, readers advisory, ILL and other basic library services to customers in person and by telephone; participates in collection development and maintenance; may maintain branch operations in absence of Branch Manager. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a computer lab setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary: $16.96/hour. 20 hours per week. Hours: Sunday 12:30-5pm; Wednesday 4-8pm; Thur 3:30-8p; and Sat 9:30a-5p.

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Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director of Public Affairs, the Digital Content Specialist assumes responsibility for writing, maintaining, and monitoring content for Kansas City Public Library publication outlets and coordinating social media efforts for the library. Duties include maintaining, editing, writing, and posting content for online and offline Library products such as blog posts, web pages, calendar copy, event descriptions, grant applications, media stories, press releases and other marketing materials as needed.

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Under immediate supervision of Director of Central Library Operations, this position is responsible for the provision of Information Services by leading the Information Services staff at the Central Library and is responsible for the daily operations of the Central Library  In the absence of Director of Central Library Operations.

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Under the direction of the RISE Manager, the English Language Acquisition (ELA) Instructor prepares for and teaches weekly English language acquisition classes. Using a curriculum supplied by the Library, the ELA instructor prepares for class; provides instruction; works with tutors; and ensures that the classroom is an open, welcoming, and inclusive space. Requirements include good classroom management skills, ability to work with students at different skill levels at once, and native-level proficiency in English. Must be patient, kind, and passionate about refugees and immigrants.

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Kansas City Public Library seeks a committed, knowledgeable professional to serve as a Collection Development Librarian or Senior Librarian, depending on experience and qualifications.

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Outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic mission-driven organization! The Kansas City Public Library is looking for a dynamic, engaging, creative, and community focused Manager for our Waldo Community Branch. Located in a thriving historic community, the Waldo Community Branch serves a diverse area of close knit neighborhoods and thriving locally owned businesses. The Branch Manager is responsible for leading the daily operations of the branch including supervising staff, and providing information and reader’s advisory services through direct service to patrons.

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