Texas Center for the Book Coordinator -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Executives
Position Title: Texas Center for the Book Coordinator
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711
Working Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary Group: B20
Classification No. 1832/Information Specialist III
Job Posting No. 00037611
Monthly Salary: $4,900 - $5,235/Month
Date Job Available: December 15, 2023

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Job Summary
Performs highly complex (senior level) informational and educational work as the Coordinator for the Center for the Book program. The Texas Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, presents programs and activities that encourage reading and library use among people of all ages across the state. Works in collaboration with the Assistant State Librarian and Communications office team to organize and present the program and activities including all related program materials and publications. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Tasks

  • Plan and present events, including coordinating presenter participation, completing logistical arrangements,
    inviting guests and informing the public.
  • Coordinate public information relating to the activities of the Center.
  • Promote both internally and to the public the activities of the Center for the Book.
  • Assist with establishing effective presence on social media sites to inform the public of Center activities.
  • Assist in developing website content to inform the public of Center activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety, dress code and standards of conduct.

Other Tasks

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, public
    relations, advertising, communications, or a related field
  • Two years of experience in program or event planning, public relations, communications, or related work
  • Experience using standard desktop computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information Science from an accredited program.
  • Experience in media relations.
  • Experience working in a Library.
  • Public speaking or speech writing experience.
  • Familiarity with current trends in publishing, books, authors, and related matters.
  • Experience with fundraising or marketing, especially with nonprofit organizations.
  • Experience in exposition design, planning and construction.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and prescribed procedures and practices.
  • Ability to operate within budget constraints.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to maintain constant attention to detail with complete accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with agency staff at all levels, print and broadcast media, service providers,
    business contacts, and the public
  • Ability to plan and initiate projects, meet deadlines, and sustain quantity and quality of work without detailed.
    instructions or close supervision.

Environmental/Physical Conditions
Normal office work environment and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve moving; standing; pulling and pushing kneeling, stooping and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skill and coordination to safely move items weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to work extended periods at a computer. May require working extended hours and some evenings and weekends as needed. Normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies and interpret data. Travel, some overnight, will be required to speak publicly, attend meetings and may conduct training.

Other Requirements

  • Complete college transcripts required at the time of application.
  • 40 hour workweek with occasional nights and weekend work required.
  • Person selected for an interview will be required to make a 15 minute presentation on an assigned topic.
  • Must have valid motor vehicle operator’s license or obtain Texas license within 30 days of employment.
  • Copy of valid auto insurance card and driving record required of selected applicant

Reporting Relationships

  • No supervisory responsibility.
  • Reports to the Assistant State Librarian.

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