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Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations Specialist – 25 hours per week at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland.  Starting pay is $15.25/hr. 

Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Programming Supervisor, coordinates public relations for the Library; creates promotional materials; disseminates information about Library activities and services to news outlets both online and offline; promotes the Library’s image in the community and to government officials.

Duties: 

1. Coordinates public relations functions for the library system.

2. Promotes and maintains Library’s online presence.

3. Gathers and disseminates information on Library activities, Board actions and Library services to news outlets, other agencies, and the general public.

4. Creates and distributes promotional materials for Library events and services.

5. Photographs Library activities and maintains a historical record.

6. Coordinates displays and exhibits for Library system.

7. Assists in training other staff in the area of public relations.

8. Represents the Library in local and State organizations and attends meetings when necessary.

9. Writes for professional publications on the Library’s behalf.

10. Promotes goodwill through publicity efforts such as speeches, tours and question/answer sessions.

11. Works with the Friends of the Library to promote Friends activities.

12. Assists with the design of the Library’s website and social media pages.

13. Maintains the Library’s calendar of events.

14. Assists with planning, coordinating, hosting and promoting outreach and fundraising events.

15. Other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma - some college preferred
  • Familiarity with professional design software
  • Knowledge of modern public relations techniques
  • Familiarity with social media management
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Comfort with working independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Valid MD driver’s license.  Job requires travel throughout Garrett County.
  • Ability to move throughout the library building
  • Ability to carry oversize materials, to sit, stand, walk, bend, display manual dexterity, reach, twist upper body, push a book truck, and kneel.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Resume required.  Deadline for applications and resumes is Friday, May 27, 2022.   

Posting Start Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2022
Posting Closing Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022
Location: 
Oakland (Main)
Degree Requirement: 
High school diploma or equivalent
Posting Status: 
Active
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