JOB: Part-time Hourly Position: Librarian Assistant, Athenian School, Danville

Expected Beginning Date: 8/13/12

Supervise the Upper School Library in the afternoons and evenings Monday*-Thursday (~1-6 pm & 7:30-9:30pm) and 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Sunday evenings and provide support to the all school Library Program. (*Every other Monday evening shift will be covered by the Library Director)

Duties include:

§  Operating the circulations/reference desk assisting students and faculty in the Library

§  Maintaining the Library facility.

§  Cataloging and collection-related projects and updating related documentation

§  Assisting with collection development and weeding

§  Developing and updating the Library’s online presence through the Library’s website and Facebook page

§  Researching and developing curriculum-related resources for students and faculty

§  Providing technology support to overall Library Program.

§  Ensuring all patrons comply with the Library Use Policies.

§  Other duties as requested.

Core Qualifications:

At least 2 years of college

Computer Literacy

Experience working with high school students

Preferred Qualifications:

Library experience or training

This is a ¾-time hourly position with an employee benefit package provided.  The rate of pay is $20 per hour.

School Description:

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community.  Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 440 students, including 42 boarding students, 30 of whom are international students.  For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to visit our website: http://www.athenian.org.

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status.  The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.

Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: jsternberg@athenian.org by Friday, May 25, 2012.

Address letter of interest to the Library Director.  Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position: newspaper, website, referral organization, etc.