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Adult Programs Specialist Job Opening


Position Title: Adult Programs Specialist

 Department: Public Services

 Reporting Relations: Public Services Manager

 Pay Level: 24

 Starting Wage: $25.00 per hour

 Job Status: FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Hours: Part-Time, 32 hours per week

Job Posting Open Date: May 22, 2024

Application Deadline & Closing Date: June 5, 2024

 Location:  Wilkinson Public Library is located at 100 W. Pacific Avenue, Telluride, Colorado 81435

To Apply:

  1. Complete WPL online job application at
  2. Include resume and cover letter. Upload file link included on online job application.

Wilkinson Public Library (WPL) is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff.  WPL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age over 40, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.  In addition, WPL will not make hiring decisions based upon a person’s political affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status.


Wilkinson Public Library offers a generous benefit package that is based on regularly scheduled hours:

Regularly Scheduled Full-Time or Part-Time 20-29 Hours Per Week Status – Benefits include cafeteria health, dental, vision insurance, group life/accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, group long term disability insurance, health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) retirement contributions, PERAPlus 401(k), vacation pay, sick leave pay, paid personal days, holiday pay, paid family and medical leave, bereavement leave, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, wellness reimbursement.


As a member of the Public Services Team, the Adult Programs Specialist develops and delivers adult programming that is fresh, creative, and meets the interests of the library district community. Efficiently plans, coordinates, and supervises adult library program events.  Maintains communication across all library departments. Develops promotional materials and uses social media and other outlets to promote adult programs. Strives to identify the needs and interests of the community to guide the development of programs. This position works in a team setting and provides support to the team where needed.


  • Provides quality public library service in accordance with the Library’s mission, goals, objectives, and service standards. Helps create a welcoming and inclusive safe space for patrons at the library.
  • Plans, develops, leads, and evaluates innovative, educational, and engaging adult library programs to draw people to the library and motivate them to utilize library services, collections, and resources.
  • Collaborates with other community-based organizations to maximize program efficiency and develop lasting positive community relationships. Takes initiative in seeking new partnerships.
  • Responds to staff/patrons/presenters/community members promptly either via phone or email.
  • Monitors the adult programs budget; provides annual plans and collects data to prepare reports in a timely manner; maintains program/project records and statistical information and evaluates outcomes.
  • Evaluates and enhances programs on a regular basis and identifies future needs and trends for programming.
  • Contributes as a member of the Public Services team, attends and participates in staff meetings and committees. Provides desk coverage and support throughout the library when needed. Works efficiently and maintains communication with all library departments.
  • Prepares and distributes monthly Adult Events calendars, monthly eBlast, and eye-catching program posters. Checks for quality, grammar, and accessibility.
  • Seeks opportunities for job-related training, continuing education and professional development as the budget allows.
  • Actively engages in self-directed professional development, including technology, library trends and issues.
  • Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Passion for libraries and the desire to engage with the community.
  • Ability to work independently. Self-motivated worker with outstanding time management and organizational skills. Skilled in establishing and maintaining priorities, exercising initiative, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, providing equitable and empathetic customer service drawn from knowledge of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion concepts and practices.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate, and handle stressful situations in an effective manner including setting boundaries and safety expectations with others. Strives to create a positive working relationship with co-workers, management and community members.
  • Great outreach and marketing skills. Strong interpersonal and communications skills; effectively engages with diverse populations of varying ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact to listen to and evaluate community needs and design programming to meet those needs.
  • Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and empathy when working with patrons, coworkers and community members.
  • Ability to work as part of a team which includes the ability to communicate well, actively listen, be flexible, and collaborate with others across all departments at the library. Responds to all emails and voicemails promptly.
  • Knowledge of budget and cost control procedures. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports. Advanced writing and editorial skills.
  • Comfortable in using and assisting patrons with technology.
  • Ability to represent the library in a professional manner; consistently demonstrates organization values and professional standards of conduct.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:  Experience in project management and event planning; and experience in public libraries preferred.

Working knowledge of:  Basic computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace; email, social media platforms, and the Internet.

Preferred:  Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Library District.