Pace Academy Lower School seeks a K-5 library assistant for the 2019-20 academic year. The ideal candidate is organized and efficient, intuitive, exhibits good judgment, possesses excellent communication skills and is capable of guiding students effectively. He/she will be enthusiastic about working with the elementary child in a library setting, will be fun-loving and have a good sense of humor.
The Library Assistant helps the Librarian in all aspects of library operation, including supervision of the circulation desk, various clerical and administrative duties, and assisting with classes. This is a part-time academic year position. The hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri from 7:30-3:10. Some occasional evening and weekend hours required.
This position reports to the Director of Libraries. In addition to the Library Assistant, the staff includes one Librarian and two-dozen library volunteers. Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Ga., with an enrollment of 1,100 students in Pre-First through 12th grades. The Lower School is made up of 366 students in grades Pre-First through Five. There are three classes per grade for a total of 18 classes. The library staff meets with each class once per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists the librarian in all aspects of library operation
Assists students and staff in the circulation of library materials and the use of online resources
Oversees operation of the circulation desk
Processes new library materials
Oversees collection management duties, including shelving, straightening shelf-reading, and withdrawal of library materials
Assists Librarian with library classes and conducts library classes, as needed
Recruits, trains, and schedules library volunteers.
Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to: Jobs@PaceAcademy.org. Review of applicants will begin on March 15th, 2019.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a lower school library and/or working with elementary-aged children
Strong organizational skills
Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
High standards of professional conduct
A good sense of humor
Maintains professional appearance and behaves in a manner appropriate to a public setting
Performs reliably and dependably with a good record of attendance, punctuality, flexibility and time management
Develops work-related goals and objectives
Develops job-related abilities, skills and knowledge
Attends library-related meetings, workshops and in-service programs
About Pace Academy
Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Georgia, with an enrollment of 1115 students in pre-first through twelfth grades. Pace Academy provides a rigorous academic curriculum to prepare students for success at a variety of prestigious colleges and universities. The school strives to provide an environment that stimulates physical health, a spirit of service, respect for diversity, and a healthy psychological and social outlook.