Public Information / Digital Media Intern; Athens-Clarke County Library

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
Salary $8.00 per hour
Application Deadline June 20, 2018

Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Purpose and Scope

Athens Regional Library System, Georgia Public Library of the Year 2017, has an opening 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 June 30, 2019, 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, graphic 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.

The successful candidate will gain experience in managing a Content Management System (CMS) website, graphic design, video production and editing, and podcasting. All equipment and training will be provided by the Digital Media Center where the work will be performed.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with some graphic design or digital media 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.

  • Updates library website calendars with all events.
  • Keeps branch homepages current with promotions of upcoming events.
  • Updates feeds for digital signage.
  • Works on other website projects as assigned.
  • Edits videos of library events, and promotional content.
  • Assists with Keeping Athens Historical Podcast.
  • Assists with recording special events.
  • May create unique content to support library projects.
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with staff in all departments of the library.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity with CMS websites.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software such as Photoshop, Premiere, and Aftereffects.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy and exercise excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • 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 requires a pre-employment drug test. Verification of identity and employment authorization through E-Verify will be required.

Submit online job application, including a resume, cover letter describing qualifications and expectations for this internship, and a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or supervisor. If completing the internship for course credit, the letter should clearly state the program's internship requirements, including the number of hours required to successfully complete the internship.

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