The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.
Lower School Librarian Seattle, WA
Full Time (1.0 FTE) 2019-2020 Academic School Year Plus
Salary scale based upon experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process).
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Lower School as a Librarian. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of intercultural fluency.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the position’s key responsibilities and duties listed below:
Teach information literacy curriculum effectively to students in K-5th grade, with an understanding of digital research methods
Promote a life-long love of reading through engaging curriculum, programming, and outreach
Offer and maintain a diverse range of children’s and young adult literature and other materials while exciting patron interest in these materials.
Initiate and participate in collaborative work with K-5th grade classrooms and specialist teachers in a variety of disciplines
Support teachers in productively addressing current events
Provide comprehensive reference and database services in a team-based K-12 library setting with patrons ranging from K through adult
Collaborate in collection development and cataloging in a K-12 library, including facility with MARC records management and Follett Destiny
Co-manage library budget spreadsheets, purchasing materials, and audit trails
Assist in coordinating dynamic Maker and other technology-related programs
Embrace principles of progressive, experiential education
Plan, organize and execute successful co-curricular and outreach programs
Collaborate effectively with Lower School Director on institutional programming and events
Work cooperatively as a team member of an integrated library and instructional technology department
Background in elementary-age school librarianship and classroom teaching
Experience organizing co-curricular events and programming
Degree and/or endorsement in library & information science or equivalent
Successful candidates will also have these additional skills and abilities:
Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values
Communicate effectively (verbally, in writing, and online) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and families in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning and in working with young children
Seek opportunities for feedback and professional development
Be skilled in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.