Approximate Date of Posting: August 25, 2017
Position: Library Data Special Events Intern
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Company/Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library’s vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation’s libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region’s most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
Schedule/Hours: 5-25 hours per week; flexible, generally Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm
Time Frame: Grant-funded through the end of 2017
Compensation $12.00 per hour
Description: Works closely with Open Data and Knowledge Manager, staff from other Library departments such as the Office of Programs and Partnerships and Communications and Creative Services, and external Library partners to assist in the coordination of special events related to data literacy scheduled for fall 2017. Assist in project management, communication with staff and partners, event promotion, and day-of logistical support..
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working with the Open Data and Knowledge Manager to assist in event planning, outreach, promotion, and logistical support;
Maintaining detailed timelines, task lists, and meeting notes related to events;
Coordinating with staff and partners to ensure that goals, needs, responsibilities, and deadlines are clear and provide follow-up if needed;
Assisting in promoting and driving attendance to the events;?
Making every effort to be present the day of the events (will involve some evening/weekend hours) to assist with logistical support and informal documentation;
Evaluating event success and documenting potential improvements for future work.
Deadline: Interested applicants should apply online by Sept 1, 2017