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Public Information / Digital Media Intern (IT-09); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA

 

Position

Public Information / Digital Media Intern (IT-09); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA

Status

Part-time; temporary; without benefits

Hours

15 hours per week (during regular office hours, Mon – Fri; occasional weekends required)

Salary

$8.00 per hour

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Purpose and Scope 

Athens Regional Library System for a part-time, temporary Digital Media Intern for the Athens-Clarke County Library. This is a part-time, paid position of 15 hours per week, to end no later than September 1, 2020, with an opportunity to renew. Preference will be given to candidates completing the internship for course credit, and accommodations can be made per the requirements of the course. Second and third year students with a focus in public relations, web design, or digital media experience are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who proactively searches for opportunities to deliver quality library services that engage the community and exceed expectation. This position reports directly to the Digital Media Librarian and must be available to work during times the supervisor is working.

 

The successful candidate will gain experience in creating and managing accessible content in a Content Management System (CMS) website, work with current and emerging technologies, as well as public relations media production, such as graphic design, photography, video editing, among others. Equipment and training will be provided. The majority of the work will be done in the Computer Operations Department; some public relations media work (photography, video recording) may be assigned at other Athens Regional Library System branches. Public relations media work may be assigned by the Public Information Officer or others. Hours will be split between Web/DMC and PR work.

Minimum Training and Experience 

High school diploma or equivalent required, with some digital media, web design, marketing, or instructional design coursework completed preferred, or any combination of education, training and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

 

Essential Functions and Experiences

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned, and job assignments and work schedule are subject to change during the internship.

  • Follows established workflows to assist in updating web content including calendars, blog posts, digital signage, Youtube videos, or other social media, as needed.
  • Assists in reviewing and updating webpages to ensure that content stays current and meets accessibility requirements.
  • Records video or photographs library events or other library activities, as directed.
  • Creates content that meets basic media accessibility requirements and assists in efforts to bring existing content up to date.
  • Provides support in the Digital Media Center helping patrons with 3D printing, digitization or other technology needs.
  • Assists in a variety of technology programming, which may include VR gaming with patrons, technology camps, etc.
  • May create unique content or provide instruction/training to support library projects.
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with staff in all departments of the library.
  • Meets System expectation to participate in at least two approved off-site outreach programs during the internship.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Proficiency with Wordpress or other CMS websites.
  • Proficiency with video editing software such as Premiere or FinalCutPro.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy and exercise excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to maintain a regular schedule with occasional changes in schedule for select special events.
  • Ability to work on routine, repetitive tasks with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, ensuring that work is prioritized appropriately and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Knowledge of the library’s core values; ability to provide external and internal service that is welcoming, committed to excellence, inclusive, and respectful and that supports the community and co-workers.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations providing inclusive, welcoming culturally competent services.
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, and crawl in order to handle and manage storage and retrieval of library materials and equipment.
  • Physical ability to regularly operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computer, telephone, copiers, printers, and audio/visual equipment; must be able move or carry objects or materials and to lift and place materials above head; must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of Medium Work.

Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees to discuss potential necessary accommodations. The library is a drug-free workplace and may require drug testing according to established policy. Hiring is contingent upon verification of identity; United States employment eligibility authorization through E-Verify will be required. Georgia is an open records state. Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the library unless the
applicant is selected for an interview.

Submit completed online ARLS job application, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.

 

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