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Applications may be submitted in person at the Administrative Office on the 3rd floor of Central Library anytime Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Submit by fax: 269-553-7999

Submit by email: jobs@kpl.gov

Please note: if submitting electronically, please save your completed application (.pdf) to a local drive or external device first, then send as an attachment.

Current Job Openings


Position Vacancy Announcement
August 6, 2014

ONEplace Associate
Supervisory-Technical – Level 2
FTE 1.0


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Position Summary
: Responsible for providing support for the operations of ONEplace and its constituents under the direction of the ONEplace director. Duties to include performing patron service duties, assisting in the preparation and presentation of ONEplace programming, assisting with design and implementation of data collection and analysis systems, maintenance of ONEplace printed collections, resources and website content.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists ONEplace director in the day-to-day operations of ONEplace.
2. Assists constituents at the ONEplace public service desk by offering explanation and overview of ONEplace services, assistance with best-practice based capacity-building resources and referral to ONEplace director and external resources.
3. Assists in the design and implementation of agency data collection and analysis.
4. Assists ONEplace director in the preparation of ONEplace events and workshops, presents selective programs under the guidance of the director, and maintains systems for tracking program evaluations.
5. Maintains the ONEplace Center, upkeep of print collection, and other displayed resources.
6. Maintains ONEplace website to include updates, online resources, event information, job postings, and calendar.
7. Maintains database of ONEplace constituents and online database of consultants.
8. Participates in departmental meetings, library-wide committees and training opportunities.
9. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. Two years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
3. Knowledge of the nonprofit resources and collaborations.
4. Experience in event and program planning.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
6. Demonstrated website development and maintenance skill.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Board and nonprofit volunteer experience.
• Familiarity with organizations, institutions and community networks in the greater Kalamazoo area.

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office and public areas of the library. In the work environments described below, the position requires verbal and written communication with others, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting/moving objects up to 25 pounds, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The position occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting and speaking for extended periods of time. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary:
$41,575 yearly – entry level; health insurance with employee contribution; fully paid vision, dental, LTD, life insurance, retirement and health care savings plan; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

Schedule:
40 hours weekly; Monday – Friday between 8:00 am- 5:00 pm with some evening hours possible.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants must submit a complete a KPL job application, resume, cover letter and written responses to the following:

1. Provide a professional blog post about a current nonprofit trend.
2. Provide a written response to an email requesting information about how to start a new nonprofit.

Application materials should be sent to the attention of Terry New, HR Manager or via jobs@kpl.gov
Applications are available in the Administrative Office or at www.kpl.gov/jobs.

Deadline for applications: August 22, 2014 at 5 pm


Position Vacancy Announcement

IT Internship – Digital Lab
August 2014


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Summary: Provides support to KPL digital lab users in identifying, planning and producing projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides consultation and technological support to all Hub users for available equipment and software.
• Provides one point of service functions and enforces Hub policies.
• Documents daily Hub usage and patron service concerns.
• Researches, develops and implements instructional design materials and projects based on user needs to include project cards, tutorials, blog posts, etc. Adds instructional tools to Spicynodes.
• Completes special projects as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in a college degree program in Information Technology /Computer science or Library Science.
• Strong working knowledge/experience with PC (Windows 7) and Apple (OSX).
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products; Photoshop, Premier, Professional Cloud storage, Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud.
• Video and audio editing experience with working knowledge of Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Evidence of strong public service orientation.

Physical demands and work environment:

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.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within all areas of the library facilities. In the work environment, described below the position requires verbal and written communication with others, sitting, standing, walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools, objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and within library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary:
$11.25 per hour

Schedule:
15 hours weekly to include: Tuesday 3pm – 8pm, Thursday 10am – 3 pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or jobs@kpl.gov.

Applications are available in the Administrative Office or on our website at www.kpl.gov.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.