Education and Youth Services Assistant


Poetry Foundation Library
Library Type: 
Special Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Up to 20 hours a week, scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and occasional Saturdays
Not specified

The Poetry Foundation seeks an Education and Youth Services Assistant to aid in the delivery of educational field trip programs to children and youth, as well as to university students and lifelong learners.

The Education and Youth Services Assistant will be responsible for providing instructional field trips to children and youth, both at the Poetry Foundation and in offsite locations. Under the supervision of the Library Director they will work to develop and refine program content. They will also provide staffing support for the library. They will assist with special projects as needed.

Requirements: The successful candidate must possess prior experience delivering programs for children and youth as well as excellent customer service skills. A specialized background in contemporary poetry and literature are essential. Enthusiasm for working with young people and an outgoing personality are crucial. An ability to work independently is an asset. Prior experience in a library setting is desirable, but not required.

About the Poetry Foundation: The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an

independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It

exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible

audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry

by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of

poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Application Note: 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, a CV or résumé, and a list of three

references to Please send all attachments as a DOC,

DOCX, or PDF document with subject line: Education and Youth Services Assistant. The deadline for applications is April 19.

The Poetry Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.