The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. To deliver on this promise, we provide free access to physical and electronic resources in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as an array of exhibitions and cultural and educational programming for children, young adults and adults.
The Library’s 90+ locations include four research centers – focusing on the humanities and social sciences; the performing arts; Black history and culture; and business and industry – and a network of neighborhood libraries. Collectively, the NYPL is the largest information purveyor in the City, serving over 18 million patrons annually.
The Library’s Youth Education Programs
NYPL serves approximately 20,000 children and youth every day across our 88 branches. To serve this group, we have built engaging literacy programs that enrich the lives of the young people we serve. These include our Youth Technology initiative that levels the playing field for youth by providing hands-on robotics, digital music, and digital media programs for children and teens, our enrollment-based, academically-focused Out-of-School Time programs, and a variety of literacy and STEAM programs that support children, families, and schools. We are currently hiring a Program Coordinator, who will assist the Manager in the logistical and administrative tasks necessary to run after school programs in 88 branches across three boroughs.
We are looking for a resourceful, supremely organized team player searching for an entry level position in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial education environment as a potential precursor to entering the field.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Program and Curriculum Development, Youth Education Services:
Prior experience in a public library, cultural organization or not-for-profit preferred