Job Vacancy Early Education Library Associate II City of Rapid City

Job title: Early Education Library Associate II

Company: City of Rapid City

Job description: Description


Rapid City Public Library is an asset to the community that provides access to diverse information, technology, events, and an ever-growing list of services intended to engage, educate and entertain. We value the voice of our employees and encourage feedback and continual improvement. Our extensive orientation and training process will ensure that you are equipped to be successful in your role.

The City of Rapid City offers fantastic benefits including employer-paid health insurance premiums, 6% employer-matching retirement, life insurance benefits, short-term disability and generous vacation and sick leave time off. For a detailed benefit summary, click . Starting level and wage depends on qualifications and experience.


This position is part of the AFSCME union. Applications within the work unit will be considered first.

Position Details


Do you want to have a positive impact on early education in our community by planning creative events and providing reference services to library users? The Early Education Library Associate II uses their knowledge of current trends and themes relevant to early learning to support education and literacy for young children.

  • Plans and implements youth educational events focused on literacy.
  • Evaluates and reports on library educational impacts.
  • Supports mobile library operations, library events, and outreach.
  • Researches, recommends, implements, and evaluates library resources and services.
  • Serves as lead for closings.
  • Recommends web content, social networking, and technology tools relevant to assigned areas.
  • Effectively and professionally promotes the library.
  • As assigned, develops and maintains effective partnerships with schools, community groups, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
  • Drafts, proofreads, and edits articles and publications as assigned.
  • Stays current on trends, technology, and culture relevant to assigned areas.
  • Assists with service desk coverage, events, outreach, and tours as assigned.
  • Completes other projects and tasks relevant to the designated area of specialization, as assigned.

Additional Information


To perform the essential functions successfully the ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • A passion for providing early literacy education
  • High level of customer service and communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to network effectively with community partners
  • Ability to exercise judgment with regard to library policies and procedures
  • Ability to deal with conflict in an effective manner

We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college
  • Three years’ related experience at the Library Associate I (or equivalent) level, or, equivalent combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the hiring authority
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid driver’s license, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Expected salary: $19.4 – 21.05 per hour

Location: Rapid City, SD

Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 00:40:31 GMT

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