Sheridan Public Library

Job Description


Job Title: Programming Director

Reports to: Library Director
Education: BS/BA preferred

Certification: Minimum Library Certification Level 6; Dept. Head requiring 75 LEU’s/5yrs.

Status: Permanent Part-Time, Hourly

Hours per Week: Minimum of 24

Salary:  $13.00 per hour


Job Summary:

The Programming Directors primary responsibility is to oversee programming for all ages from 0-99 including family/multigenerational programming. Work hours may be varied, including some evening and weekend hours. Also responsible for assisting in grant writing to secure funding for these programs.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Takes the lead in coordinating, planning and executing programming that is educational, entertaining, and enriching for all ages.
  • Coordinates and oversees staff and volunteers working on or assisting with programming. May make suggestions about staff scheduling and assignments as it impacts assigned duties.
  • Collaborates with co-workers and community organizations.
  • Confers periodically with library users to determine the extent to which existing library services meet their needs.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding library services, reference questions, programs and other related issues.
  • Performs some public contact work at the circulation desk, charges and discharges books, collects overdue book fines, assists with Community Room scheduling and explains library rules and procedures to patrons.
  • Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops and classes at the discretion of the Director.
  • Assists the Director and Marketing Director with the management of special projects and public relations/marketing.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Attends board committee meetings as requested by the Director
  • Participates in long-range/strategic planning for the library.


  • Ability to creatively plan and implement programs.
  • Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Good knowledge of library terminology, practices, and services.
  • Good knowledge of youth and children’s literature.
  • Skill in assisting library patrons with reference questions and general collection issues. · Skill in utilizing and assisting others in the use of computerized library systems.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, changes in work priorities, and with frequent interruptions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this classification and do not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities and requirements.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.