• Manager of School Age Children’s Programming

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    CHPRG Children's Programming
  • Overview

    The NYPL’s Youth Education Department creates program models and curricula that it trains and supports branch staff to provide throughout its neighborhood branches, contracts with outside providers to offer cultural and other programming that is deployed to its neighborhood branches, and serves as general informational, training and coaching support for all staff interfacing with children and youth.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Branch Youth Education, the Manager of School Age Children’s Programming will:


    • Manages the system-wide Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 0-18, in collaboration with the Early Literacy and Young Adult Managers
    • Develops and implements cross-disciplinary collections and exhibitions-based workshop program series in neighborhood branches
    • Develops and implements monthly high profile author programming in the branches
    • Direct oversight of paid and unpaid vendor school-age children’s programming unit
    • Reinforce a uniform vision of innovative children’s programming throughout the branch system and online that integrates the Library’s special collections and exhibitions, including the new Children’s Library at SNFL
    • Develops and implements system-wide staff led children’s programming guidelines and policies, in collaboration with other programming managers and support departments
    • With the Manager of Early Literacy, responsible for leading the children’s librarian community of practice including the daily work of the google group, three times a year network meetings, and twice a year systemwide meetings
    • Partners with HR to develop related training for branch staff
    • Liaises with the NYPL’s Associate Directors, library managers and branch staff to identify current and emerging engagement needs of children’s populations, including multicultural groups and immigrant populations
    • Supervises and develops a Children’s Educational Programming Coordinator, Children’s Programming Assistant and Page
    • Oversees the preparation of print and web program publicity
    • Develops and cultivates collaborative partnerships with City and State government officials, CBOs, prospective donors and other library systems to promote the library system and generate support for funding
    • Works with the Associate Director of Branch Youth Education and the Development Office to develop funding proposals and administer grant funding
    • Attends professional meetings, maintains active membership in state and national library associations, participates in activities of professional organizations, keeps informed on current trends and developments affecting libraries
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values




    Minimum Qualifications

    • MLS and at least three years’ experience designing and delivering educational programs for children aged 6-12
    • Must include a minimum of one year of supervisory experience
    • Experience working with, advocating for and serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrated skill with project management
    • Demonstrated skill with budget and grant management
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Spanish or Chinese language skills preferred
    • Experience with vendor and contract process

    Work Environment

    • Office setting
    • Public library setting

    Physical Duties

    Limited physical effort is required
    Light lifting required
    Will require travel within NYC
    Will require semiannual travel nationally to conferences

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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