Programming Assistant

Free Library of Philadelphia

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The DCCE Programming Assistant will support two major Free Library of Philadelphia initiatives, with approximately 75% of time allocated to One Book, One Philadelphia, a signature program that promotes literacy library usage and civic dialogue by encouraging Philadelphia to read and discuss a single book; and approximately 25% of time to Neighborhood Library Enrichment Programming, which implements adult-focused artistic, cultural, and civic engagement programs across the Free Library branch library system. This position will provide general administrative assistance and will coordinate, manage, and support One Book and Neighborhood Library Enrichment programs.


Update Free Library web calendar of events and manage program social media

Coordinate marketing and administrative details with community partners

Support production for key events at Parkway Central and in neighborhood libraries

Serve as a library representative at community events

Administer and collate surveys and other metrics for impact evaluation

Maintain and develop relationships with educators, partners, and volunteers participating in One Book and Neighborhood Library Enrichment programming

Support mass distribution of books and print materials citywide

Additional administrative and clerical duties as needed


Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive is required; Basic HTML, Raiser’s Edge, and Mail Chimp are a plus

Experience managing social media for an arts or nonprofit organization

A demonstrated interest and knowledge in current literature

Ability to express oneself clearly in writing

Experience managing logistics for events and comfort working with administrative detail

Experience in community outreach and/or building relationships with partners, as well as working within diverse communities

Experience in an educational setting or leading group discussions a plus

Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience

Special Conditions:

This job requires occasional physical labor; applicants should be able to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 lbs

Travel within the Philadelphia area is required

Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours is required.

This Part-Time position is 30 hours/week and has a Full Benefit Package including health, dental, life, and disability insurances; flex benefits and retirement plan; holiday and annual leave.

How to Apply

Please e-mail cover letter and resume with “Programming Assistant” in the subject line to:

For more information contact:

Christine Kowalski

Manager of Human Resources

Email: (Attachments in Microsoft Word, please)

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Posted on July 23