The popularity of Fountaindale Public Library’s premiere digital media and maker lab, Studio 300, continues to grow. And that creates an opportunity for you to help our diverse community of Bolingbrook tell their stories using digital media and explore Maker functions.
Are you a versatile computer and media professional with comprehensive skills and knowledge? Do you enjoy working with others to solve their technology challenges? Are you experienced with Maker concepts and machinery? And can you juggle a diverse range of simultaneous duties? We’d like to talk to you about joining our progressive workplace as a Studio Services Specialist.
This position requires assisting our library patrons with their projects—audio/video production, photography, graphic design, web, music, maker-related and more. You’ll connect and troubleshoot computer and media production equipment. You’ll develop and lead training programs for our patrons to learn technology skills. And you’ll stretch your creativity and skills meeting the goals of Studio 300 and Fountaindale Public Library.
Are you up for the challenge? Read on for a complete description of the position. And if this feels like a good fit for you, apply today.
Part-time position: Non-exempt position (25 hours per week) including day, evening and weekend hours
Starting Salary: $16.40/hour (IMRF eligible)
Closing Date: until position is filled
Provides consistent, gracious and friendly service to internal and external customers.
Understands and enforces District policies and procedures while safeguarding intellectual freedom and patron privacy.
Demonstrates an understanding of, and respect for, the diversity of customers, coworkers, supervisors and the community as a whole.
Provides training for patrons and staff of all ages in the correct operation and effective use of digital media software and audio/video equipment.
Plans, prepares and conducts programs and cross-departmental programs.
Monitors and secures the use of audio/video equipment, computers, Studio spaces and supplies.
Helps to implement the use of technology.
Diagnoses equipment and software-related problems and performs preventative and routine maintenance with limited instruction.
Schedules appointments for use of public workstations, production spaces and training.
Assists with script-writing, pre-production, production activities and post-production tasks such as editing, sound recording, special effects, titles and graphics for print/audio/video productions that highlight District activities.
Participates in library wide committees for special projects, strategic planning and new library initiatives.
Serves as liaison for library in programming initiatives with external agencies.
Prepares and submits required records and reports in keeping with the policies and procedures of the library.
Collects daily statistics and prepares monthly departmental statistical reports.
Creates bibliographies, flyers, blogs and other print or online library promotional materials, under guidance of the Studio Services Manager.
Keeps informed of current information and trends.
Participates in professional development activities relating to areas of responsibility.
Performs general duties including stocking, inventory, cleaning and organizing.
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Education: Requires multi-media, audio and video production, photography, computer graphic skills, or other related field expertise acquired through completion of a Media Production/TV Certificate, a two year Associate’s degree or a high school diploma with additional specialized training.
Experience: At least three years of current and related experience in a related field required. Media training and customer service experience preferred.
Strong knowledge in Mac and Windows operating systems and hardware.
Strong knowledge and experience with audio, video, animation, photography, illustration, music and related consumer and professional digital media content creation, software (Adobe Creative Cloud, iLife, etc…) and production equipment.
Ability to effectively adapt to and integrate new technologies.
Ability to troubleshoot minor problems with computer hardware, software and peripherals.
Ability to incorporate technology into programming and other public services.
Ability to exercise reasonable and independent judgment and discretion.
Ability manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong knowledge on emerging technologies in the digital media field.
DIY Maker skills and coding experience a plus.
Basic knowledge of reference techniques and digital information retrieval.
Basic knowledge of productivity suites and integrated library systems.
Ability to analyze and synthesize data to produce new or revised processes and procedures.
Ability to adapt to change.
Communicates effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Speaking skills in other languages, particularly Spanish, is a plus.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff and public.
Ability to stay calm and effective in difficult situations.
Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons.
Ability to translate technology into basic methodologies while training patrons and staff.
Strong public presentation and instructional skills.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.
Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, ability to push carts of library materials weighing up to 100 pounds daily, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 20 pounds daily.
Work is performed in a typical library environment. Part-time position. Requires weekend and evening work.
To apply for this position an Application for Employment is required. Applications can be sent directly to the library to the attention of Human Resources, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 or emailed to email@example.com.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.