Ojai Valley School is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 boarding and day school located on two campuses in Ojai, California. The Lower Campus serves students in grades PK-8, and the Upper Campus serves students in grades 9-12.
Summary of Position
Ojai Valley School is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Librarian, under the supervision of the Head of School, Lower Campus, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day management of the campus library, the support of student learning and research, support of teachers in fulfilling their instructional duties and assisting with ESL classes. The ideal candidate has a degree in Library Sciences, or another related field, and has experience as a school librarian. The candidate should also have experience developing and documenting new curriculum.
Ojai Valley School welcomes your interest in our employment opportunities. The school is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and seeks individuals with exemplary character and skills. Preference will be given to individuals who have worked in or attended independent schools for at least two years, particularly in a boarding school environment, and who understand the independent school philosophy of educating the whole child in a homelike environment.
This position is for day faculty, however, some weekend and evening hours may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Librarian:
Leads students by example and otherwise, adhering to the guidelines of the school Course of Study and Faculty Training Manual.
Organizes and maintains the school library.
Communicates with the administration, parents, and dorm parents regarding student progress.
Maintains a warm and positive environment in the library, while establishing and managing classroom rules and regulations.
Cares for and protects the safety of the students and is versed in emergency and disaster procedures. Is thoroughly advised and clear about role during emergency and disaster procedures, and provides leadership with emergency and disaster procedures.
Lectures, demonstrates, and teaches library research skills and subjects of special interest to classes.
Accompanies classes to special events and school functions.
Communicates with parents, dorm parents, and administration on a regular basis.
Displays student’s work around the library and in publications.
Maintains order and discipline in the library or location of supervision.
Selects books, audio/visual materials, and periodicals to be acquired by the library.
Reviews collection for balance up-to-datedness, and enrichment of the curriculum.
Keeps inventory of all library materials.
Teaches student library skills (grades 2-8)
Revises and up-dates automated library system.
Co-chairs Library and Literacy Committee.
Arranges presentations by storytellers and authors.
Runs two Book Fairs during the school year.
Leads or assists in school electives.
Supervises weekend activities (one weekend a month)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Fifth-year college or university program certificate preferable; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common trade and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, and parents.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
California driver's license preferred.
Current CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
California Teaching Credential preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Ojai Valley School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
To submit your resume, along with a completed and signed Ojai Valley School job application (https://www.ovs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/OVS-Employment-Application-20180126.pdf) or for further assistance or information, please contact Sandy Bowers at email@example.com.