Public Information / Digital Media Intern; Athens-Clarke County Library

Position Public Information / Digital Media Intern; Athens-Clarke County Library
Status Part-time; temporary; without benefits
Hours 15 hours per week
Salary $8.00 per hour
Application Deadline Open until filled

Purpose and Scope 

The Athens-Clarke County Library has an immediate opening for a part-time, temporary Digital Media Intern. This is a part-time, paid position of 15 hours per week to end no later than June 30, 2018, with an opportunity to renew. Preference will be given to candidates completing the internship for course credit, and accommodations can be made per the requirements of the course. Second and third year students with a focus in public relations, graphic design, or digital media experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This position reports directly to the Digital Media Librarian.

The successful candidate will gain experience in managing a Content Management System (CMS) website, graphic design, video editing, and podcasting. All equipment and training will be provided by the Digital Media Center where all work will be performed.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with some graphic design or digital media coursework completed preferred, or any combination of education, training and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.

Essential Functions and Experiences

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned, and job assignments and work schedule are subject to change during the internship.

  • Updates library website calendars with all events.
  • Keeps branch homepages current with promotions of upcoming events.
  • Updates feeds for digital signage.
  • Works on other website projects as assigned.
  • Edits videos of library events, and promotional content.
  • Assists with Keeping Athens Historical Podcast.
  • Assists with recording special events.
  • May create unique content to support library projects.
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with staff in all departments of the library.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with html and css
  • Familiarity with CMS websites
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software such as Photoshop, Premiere, and Aftereffects.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy and exercise excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Physical ability to move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Medium Work.

The Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees to discuss potential accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and eVerify employment eligibility approval.

Submit online job application including a resume, cover letter describing qualifications and expectations for this internship, and a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or supervisor. If completing the internship for course credit, the letter should clearly state the program’s internship requirements, including the number of hours required to successfully complete the internship.

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