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Librarian- Maker Space
City of Chandler     Chandler, AZ 85286

The City of Chandler Community Services Department is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Librarianwho will oversee the library’s makerspace, The Makery. This is a regular full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Work Schedule:
The library is open seven (7) days/week. The schedule includes nights and weekends.

The Chandler Downtown Library
22 S. Delaware Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler’s success is attributed to its dedicated and diverse employees. The City of Chandler Library Division is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Librarian. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Why work for Chandler?

Accrue 122 hours paid vacation in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrualAccrue 96 hours paid sick leave in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual12 paid holidays per year plus additional time off at the end of the year (Winter Break)Dress code is business casual, with jeans on FridaysFree Tumbleweed Recreation Center membershipProfessional development opportunities Tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually, $3200 for part time employeesCity contributions of 1% gross wages per pay period to deferred compensation Become part of the Arizona State Retirement System with a 100% City contribution match3 medical plans to choose from along with dental and vision coverageFlexible schedule/Remote work options (WHEN AVAILABLE)Diverse and inclusive environmentRobust Employee Wellness program with $350 incentive

Who we are
The Community Services Department enhances the quality of life in Chandler through a vast provision of diverse and affordable educational and recreational experiences. We create community through people, parks, and programs. From connecting people to lifelong learning through community libraries to providing at least one Neighborhood Park per square mile of residential development to making play accessible for all ages. Our employees drive every decision, every innovation, and every aspect of our department culture to make Chandler a premiere community.

Chandler Public Library inspires intellectual discovery, creative entertainment, and life-long learning through robust information resources that connect communities to a world of k knowledge and new ideas. As a system of four libraries in all geographic areas of the community, and collection of nearly 500,000 books, DVDs, and a wide variety of digital resources, we bring people, information, and ideas together to read, learn, connect, and succeed. Our libraries continuously reflect on the current and emerging needs of patrons and choose to advance literacy and champion inclusive learning experience for all people by fostering accessibility and embracing new technology.

Who we are looking for
Our new team member will have a passion for customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. We are looking for someone who will oversee our maker space.

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises assigned staff and/or volunteers by setting goals and objectives, manages schedules and work priorities, monitors and evaluates performance, facilitates access to resources and training, provides guidance and addresses issues, conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions.
2. Participates in the provision of public library services and programs in collaboration with the library leadership team, reflecting the values and principles of professional librarianship.
3. Responds to the informational needs of the patrons; answers reader’s advisory and reference questions; conducts community outreach events; offers insight into the development of promotional materials; gives presentations to community groups and meetings to promote programs and services.
4. Attends meetings and contributes information and data related to area of assignment.
5. Enters, prepares, and communicates statistics for assigned programs.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or related field; andThree (3) years paraprofessional library experience; including one (1) year of previous supervisory experience; andValid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; orAny equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science

This is a full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.

The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment DOT drug and alcohol test and a driving record check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results. All applicants hired will be required to be fingerprinted with successful results as a condition of continued employment.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler’s policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the city are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.

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