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Manheim Community Library

Community Relations Coordinator (Part Time)

Can you lead and organize different groups of people? Are you able to keep everyone informed and clearly convey your ideas? We’re looking for you! The Manheim Community Library is looking to strategically align its mission and create excitement for their new projects with the assistance of a Community Relations Coordinator. This position will lead development activities for the library by assisting in grant proposals and working with community groups to promote and organize programs. This position will also coordinate public relations activities through press releases, social media, and website maintenance.

Ability to use Publisher, Photoshop, Facebook, Mail Chimp, and Word Press is a plus. This would be a great learning opportunity for someone looking to implement big ideas and grow their portfolio. This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule starting at $10.00 per hour.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@manheimlibrary.org. First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, January 6th. A full job description can be found at http://manheimlibrary.org/employment-opportunities/


Manheim Township Public Library

Passport Agent

The Manheim Township Public Library is a Certified Passport Acceptance Agency and provides the public with passport application services.  We are looking for a part-time agent (up to 28 hours per week).

Description of Duties

  • Corresponds with applicants regarding passport decisions, providing needed information prior to making appointment.
  • Schedules appointments and provides walk-in service for application acceptance.
  • Inspects citizenship documentation and passport applications to determine validity.
  • Assures completeness of required documentation and information.
  • Detects fraudulent documents.
  • Possesses exceptional skill at passport application evaluation and adjudication.
  • Completes extensive on-the-job and classroom passport specialist training.
  • Passport acceptance experience preferred.

Core Qualifications

  • Ability to learn State Department regulations and rules regarding issuance of passports
  • Excellent focused attention to detail
  • Good organization skills
  • Established sound oral and written communication abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of documents
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to work on a team and report to senior Passport Specialists
  •    Must pass a criminal background clearance, child abuse history check and FBI fingerprinting.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Katrina Anderson BY EMAIL to kanderson@mtpl.info, using “Agent Application” in the Subject field.  Position open until filled.  Posted 12-7-2016.  EOE.


Fundraising Coordinator

Creates strategies for and implements initiatives to meet the Manheim Township Public Library’s fundraising, outreach, communications, and promotional needs via a variety of venues including print and online publications, websites, digital signage, email, social media, displays, events, and person-to-person contact. This position requires an enthusiastic, warm and friendly professional who understands the mission of a public library and demonstrates passion for the Library’s vision to be the heart of the community.

Skills, knowledge, and ability:  Must be outgoing and sociable, and have a comprehensive knowledge of:

  •   Fundraising
  •   Public relations/media relations
  •   Writing press releases, media alerts
  •   Event planning

Additional knowledge and experience:

  •  Experience with marketing via a variety of social media channels, particularly YouTube and Facebook.
    •   Experience in developing, implementing, and assessing successful marketing strategies
    •   Some grant-writing experience preferred
    •   A strong design sense necessary
  •  Must have knowledge of and experience with Word, Excel, Publisher and other publishing tools
  •  Must possess a valid driver’s license and have good driving record
  •  Must pass a criminal background clearance, child abuse history check and FBI fingerprinting.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Katrina Anderson BY EMAIL to kanderson@mtpl.info, using “Fundraiser Application” in the Subject field.  Position open until filled.  Posted 12-7-2016.  EOE.


Strasburg-Heisler Library

Early Childhood Programs Facilitator

Babygarten is a curriculum-supported program that teaches parents of children ages 5 -18 months research-based methods and techniques to strengthen their child’s speech development and phonetic awareness. Children enjoy being with other babies, exploring toys, mimicking sounds, looking at books, and singing songs modeled by a loved one. Parents enjoy the interaction with other parents of very young children as well as gaining insight from the facilitator.

The curriculum is divided into 5 eight-week sessions that follow themes based on the seasonal year. Each session includes: 15 minutes of play time for the children and social time for the adults, 10 minutes of songs and rhymes, 10 minutes of reading, and concludes with the adults constructing of a small craft, toy, or memento. The library provides all materials necessary.

Toddler Tales is a locally-created program based on the methodology and format of Babygarten intended for parents of children ages 18- 24 month.

The facilitator shall:

  • Lead Babygarten sessions according to the objectives in the curriculum. Each session will be held at the library for no more than one hour each. Two identical sessions of each program are held weekly.
  • Maintain attendance records to be submitted after the last session of each month.
  • Stay in contact with the attending families via email or telephone to any changes in the schedule or other information about the class.
  • Be prepared and timely for the start of each class.
  • Work within a budget to purchase necessary items to support the classes.
  • Present a welcoming environment and attitude.
  • Remain accountable for all materials used for Babygarten. All toys must be sanitized; the quilt will be laundered on a regular basis and/or as needed. All electronic devises and books, and project materials shall be put away and secured at the end of each class.
  • Return the furniture in the room to its original state, or arranged for the next event.

Start date: February 1, 2017

Education requirements: BS in early childhood or elementary education preferred, degrees in related fields of study may be considered. Pennsylvania Child-Abuse History Clearance is required.

Being a parent is preferred.

Send a letter of interest and resume in PDF format to kfernitz@strasburglibrary.org, or mail to: Kristin Fernitz, Strasburg-Heisler Library, 143 Precision Ave, Strasburg, PA 17579