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201028 - Library Assistant BLAST 

Location CLP - Office of Programs and Partnerships  

Job Summary: This Library Assistant role works as part of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s innovative BLAST outreach team to develop and present dynamic programs for children in Early Childhood Learning Centers, Childcare Centers, and Pittsburgh schools located in selected South Pittsburgh communities. This is a part-time, grant-funded position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and presenting creative programs supporting social and emotional wellness in children 0-5 years;
  • Representing the Library and promoting services to the public and other agencies partnering with CLP;
  • Presenting workshops for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff, teachers, parents, and organizations;
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with school partner administrators and teachers to ensure access, cooperation, and success.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience working with preschool and/or elementary school age children in a classroom and/or large group setting;
  • Knowledge of PA Early Learning Standards and their application to early childhood programming; 
  • Knowledge of Children’s social and emotional development;
  • Understanding of read aloud techniques and strategies and how to implement them in a classroom;
  • Ability to provide, maintain, perform data entry and manage all aspects of statistical data requested by the library and for grant reporting purposes;
  • Ability to review and understand grant requirements and deliver excellent reports in a reasonable and regular timeframe;
  • Ability to provide quality customer service, via email and over the phone;
  • Energetic, dynamic, highly organized, self-motivated and possess strong leadership skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to accurately and consistently apply policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of current technology and electronics resources; including Windows operating system;
  • Ability to take direction and work both independently and as part of a team;
  • PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check, Mandated Reporter Training upon offer of employment.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Work Hours 20-25 hours per week, within an 8:30 am - 5 pm time frame, with some evening and weekend hours.  
Salary $17.00 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online.  
About the Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library's vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.​

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation's libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
EOE Statement Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, political affiliation or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  

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