Careers:

Join our Team!  The Library is Hiring an Adult Engagement Specialist! Is this job for you? 

Do you like to tinker and teach yourself new skills?  Are you the go-to person for all your friends’ and family’s computer problems?  Do you like sharing your knowledge and teaching others?  The North Valley Library is seeking a fun, creative, organized person to do fun hands-on, participatory adult events.  You would also learn how to help patrons, work the front desk and have a regular desk shift, as well as sub for other staff.  The library is open until 7 pm and this new adult position needs to host classes when adults can come, usually 5:30-7 pm and Saturdays.  We might possibly have a few special events off-site, such as an adult book discussion at a local watering hole meeting 7-8. 

Most weeks this position would be about 20 hours.  Exact schedule TBD but most evenings and a few Saturdays a month non-negotiable. 

Examples of the events and classes you would host or teach are below, but you need to bring your own ideas as well:

  • Create a fantastic resume.

  • Adult book discussion at local watering hole.

  • Make your own soap.

  • Healthy candle making workshop (non-paraffin).

  • How to grow fruit trees in the Valley. 

  • Oral history of the Bitterroot Valley night.  (Invite old timers to talk about the Bitterroot Valley pre-1950 and share their photos). 

  • Healthy recipe swap night.

  • Make a Christmas wreath.

  • Make a website for your business.

  • Made in Montana Fair (local artisans, crafters etc. can sell their materials at the library. $25 per table).

  • Excel spreadsheets.

  • Learn Microsoft Office Suite.

  • iPhone for Seniors.

  • Learn Facebook.

  • Learn to sell your crafts and art on Etsy.

  • Practice job interview.

  • Make a video on your phone & post on YouTube.

  • Learn to sell your used books online.

  • Open mike/karaoke.

  • Origami.

  • Library scavenger hunt.

  • Edit your digital photos.

  • Learn Instagram.

  • Make animal sculptures with papier-mâché.

  • Scrapbooking.

  • Retirement & financial planning (this would require getting in someone that is vetted. Check AARP).

  • Science Fair for adults.

 

To apply? Your application should show your writing skills, your creativity, your computer skills, and that you are detailed oriented.  A professional resume is needed, since you will be teaching others how to “create a fantastic resume.”  Be imaginative in your cover letter and tell us how you are a great fit for this job. Prove you have computer and organizational skills and know how to shelve using the Dewey decimal system.  This job requires marketing skills.  You will be writing your own press releases and publishing online.  Please email me a creative Facebook post.  If you do not have a Facebook profile, get one.  Email: denisea@northvalleylibrary.org

Details:  This position starts at $14 an hour and accumulates vacations days equivalent to 3 weeks of your workweek per year as well as accruing sick leave days. Vacation is usable after 6-month probationary period.  This position also offers the option of the public retirement fund (MPERA).  Joining MPERA means less take home pay but you are vested after 5 year of work. 

Extras: Nice place to work (we have air-conditioning since 2015!)  Interesting coworkers and awesome patrons. 

Deadline:  We want to hire straightaway but the right person for the job is more important, so the position will remain open until filled. 

 

Background check shall be completed on finalists and professional references checked (minimum three) before an offer of employment is made.

Those applying with previous library experience will be given preference.

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406-777-5061

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Stevensville MT 59870

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