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Public Relations Specialist

Full-time: 35 hours/week including some evenings and weekends

Salary: Compensation is contingent upon experience and education. Benefits include

vacation, holiday, and sick leave; OPERS retirement; life insurance; eligible for insurance

Qualifications:

-Undergraduate degree.

-Professional library experience preferred, or equivalent experiences indicating an ability to assume the responsibilities involved.

-Excellent customer services and communication skills

-Provide own transportation in fulfillment of job duties

Job Responsibilities:

-Under the supervision of the Director, the Public Relations Specialist is responsible for the development and coordination of community relations activities, preparing printed materials, and maintaining a valid digital presence for the library.

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Engage the community through multiple delivery methods, programming opportunities, promotional materials, special exhibits, and adult programs.

-Coordinate and represent library participation in community events.

-Create all press releases and send to appropriate news outlets.

-Design and print informational materials, staff communications, newsletters, and signs.

-Generate, print, distribute, and post monthly calendars.

-Maintain and change the outdoor marquee and indoor marquee.

-Maintain and update the Milton-Union Public Library website and Facebook page.

-Take pictures, secure permissions, and post online.

-Participate in continuing education activities to foster professional and personal growth.

-Participate in regular staff duties which include but are not limited to: pack and unpack materials for daily shipment, circulation desk duties: helping patrons, checking in and out materials, shelving materials and neatening library spaces.

Job Requirements:

-Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.

-Ability to interpret community interests and needs, and to aid in planning appropriate library services and programs.

-Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

-Excellent social media, computer, and information technology skills.

-Knowledge of Library policies, services, and programs.

-Physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift, and carry up to 25 lbs.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Tiana McKay, Interim Director

Milton-Union Public Library

560 S. Main St.

West Milton, OH 45383

937-698-5515

mupldirector@seolibraries.org

www.mupubliclibrary.org