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Teen Center Intern, Part-time (Temporary, Paid Internship)

We’re seeking a summer “Teen Center Intern, Part-time” (Temporary, Paid Internship)

(VAC# 2420-16)

Approximately June 11 – August 10, 2018 (Continuation through August 17 may be possible)

Richland Library seeks to hire a dependable, organized and motivated intern to assist in the work of the Teen Center. The ideal candidate enjoys working with teens, is friendly, demonstrates initiative, and has good computer and hands-on arts & crafts skills.

The intern will provide assistance primarily in the Teen Makerspace, and in the rest of the Teen Center as needed. He or she will perform work on other Teen Center related projects throughout the summer. Projects may include assisting in the delivery of library programs and services.

If you are interested in embracing this outstanding opportunity to grow and contribute, Richland Library encourages you to apply!

All Richland Library employees, including all INTERNS, are committed to:

  • Effectively demonstrating characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented, including the application of Richland Library’s customer engagement standards.
  • Greeting customers & successfully ascertaining individualized needs and/or requirements for each customer.
  • Engaging, encouraging, and assisting diverse customers in all areas of the Library in a welcoming, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Here are some of the things you would be doing in this position:

  • Assisting in developing, organizing and demonstrating teen arts, crafts, and maker projects in our Teen Makerspace.
  • Assisting with Teen Center related projects.
  • Assisting in maintaining all Teen Center spaces.
  • Performing other associated duties as required or assigned.
  • Interested in what you’ve read so far? Here are minimum requirements needed to be considered for this internship opportunity:

  • Completion of at least 2 years of high school and attainment of at least age 16.
  • Evidence of interest in public library service and especially in providing excellent service to customers.
  • Evidence of interest in and experience with crafting, making, and hands-on projects.
  • Baby-sitting experience, camp counselor, or previous Library Junior Volunteer experience preferred.
  • Additional skills and abilities as required by the job.
  • Ability to perform job functions.
  • Minimum Time/Work Commitment Expected:

  • Expectations are that the intern will complete 15 hours per week for 9 weeks. A set schedule will be expected. There may be flexibility with the dates such as an earlier start date or later ending date, although this would still include a total of 9 weeks of work.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Teen Center Dept. **1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Salary: $13.00 per hour
  • Hours: 15.0 hours/week: Monday-Friday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 9 weeks. June 11 – August 10, 2018 (Continuation through August 17 may be possible)
  • (Job Classification Level 104) (FLSA Status: Non-Exempt)

    ** Position may include working in other locations in addition (other Library locations plus various other places in the community as needed). Richland Library may also change location and schedule of any library job dependent upon needs of the system. Parking is not provided.

    This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling, and lifting.

    Why the Richland Library?

  • Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • Our exceptional, diverse staff are passionate about serving our community. Become a part of our team and help change the way our customers work, play, create, and communicate.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.

    Click here to begin the application process

    The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at www.richlandlibrary.com.