• Technology Instructor

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    TTP Technology Training Programs
  • Overview

    The New York Public Library is looking for talented instructors, trainers or industry professionals to join our team and help New Yorkers strengthen their computer skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player that would like to help us help our patrons.  The NYPL offers technology classes in more than 80 libraries across the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. Topics include MS Office, Internet basics, coding languages, graphic design, 3D printing and more.

    Principal Responsibilities

    This position provides support in the following areas:

    • Designs, schedules, promotes and conducts instructor-led technology training classes throughout the NYPL branch libraries
    • Prepares equipment and materials for training, creates and/or updates materials as needed
    • Uses effective classroom training techniques, promoting active learning, adapting instruction to meet the needs of learners, and encouraging individual practice.
    • Collaborates with other Technology Instructors to continuously enhance technical instructional delivery, presentation skills and content
    • Provides attendance reports of all classes conducted
    • Assists with digital literacy training for other library staff
    • Travels throughout Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx to deliver trainings, as needed
    • Performs ad-hoc project related duties as required

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience
    • Prior experience teaching/instructing/training adults for related technology products and services
    • The ability to instruct in a “hands-off” manner, letting users learn by doing
    • Ability to teach in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom setting
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Extensive knowledge of Mac and PC platforms
    • Strong aptitude for learning new and emerging technologies quickly
    • Demonstrated ability to use and provide assistance for:
    • Windows, Android and iOS operating systems
    • Productivity software including MS Office and iWorks
    • Photoshop and Illustrator
    • HTML and CSS programming
    • Evening hours and weekends as needed

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of:
      • Javascript, RWD, jQuery,Bootstrap, Python and/or Ruby
      • Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline
      • Adobe Premiere or equivalent
      • Logic and/or Pro Tools
      • VR/AR and Unity
      • CAD software
    • Knowledge of New York metropolitan area

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
    • Be Resourceful in solving problems
    • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Work Environment


    • Office setting
    • Public library setting
    • Computer lab setting



    Physical Duties

    • Limited physical effort is required
    • Light lifting required
    • Will require travel within NYC

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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