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6/9/2016 - Library Coordinator of Learning & Discovery

East Providence Public Library

Coordinator of Learning and Discovery

Pay Grade 35 ($43,390-$51,837)

 Under the direction of the Library Director, this position is primarily responsible for the planning and scheduling a variety of activities for the Anne Ide Fuller Creative Learning Center with special attention given to the recording studio and the teaching kitchen.  The coordinator will also develop a technology environment to foster experimentation, invention, creation and exploration through design thinking and project based learning.

 RESPONSIBILITIES are intended to be representative and not necessarily inclusive:


  • Works closely and in conjunction with the East Providence Public Library Librarians to plan, coordinate, publicize and promote programs and services.
  • Will provide on-site supervision of events and activities according to Library Policies and Procedures.
  • Will ensure the building is open for programs and secure building after programs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Will enlist volunteers as well as paid instructors to offer a variety of programs, classes and services for all age groups.
  • Will develop a community needs assessment in order to create a program of service to meet the community needs.
  • Maintain constant outreach to East Providence residents to develop programs that fulfill the interests, desires and needs of the community.
  • Schedule programs, performers/instructors, and maintain a calendar of all events.
  • Develop a budget for program related expenditures: supplies, performer/instructor payments, and additional staff requirements. Make all requests for funding in a timely manner.
  • Record and maintain attendance statistics for all programs and prepare a monthly report of such for the Library Director.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college
  • Public Library work experience



  • Ability to work effectively with staff.
  • Strong visionary skills to seek innovative uses of a variety of technology
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods including working with volunteers, scheduling, evaluating performance, and maintaining a positive environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • Reliability and creativity

 To apply, please submit promotional form, resume and cover letter to or mail to City of East Providence Human Resources Department, 145 Taunton Avenue, 3rd floor, East Providence, RI, 02914, no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016, by 4:00 PM.

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