720 Pequot Avenue  Southport, CT 06890-1496  |  203.259.0346

Pequot Library

Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science &
the Humanities to our Community

Front Desk & Reference 
(203) 259-0346 ext. 15

Children
(203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Development & Membership 
(203) 259-0346 ext. 12

 

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Mission Statement

Pequot Library brings literature, music, art, science and the humanities to our community. For over 125 years, Pequot Library has been a pillar of Fairfield County, providing professional, encouraging library services and diverse programming to our local and regional community.  Pequot Library:
•    Helps children develop a life-long interest in reading and learning through engaging programs and special activities.
•    Presents concerts, exhibits, lectures, and a wide range of cultural, educational and community events in both its Auditorium/Concert Hall and Perkin Art Gallery.
•    Engages the pressing issues of the day with its collections and adult programs.
•    Integrates its internationally important Special Collections into its day-to-day service to the community through exhibits, programs and hands-on events.
•    Preserves its original 1889 building, one of Connecticut’s historic treasures, as an ideal setting for all these activities.

 

PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Job Overview:   
Primarily responsible for supporting the Development function with correspondence, meeting preparation and follow up, mailings and calendar; handle and/or redirect donor and patron inquiries; manage general Development function calendar; process Annual Giving and other gift entries and acknowledgment letters; manage database and overall mailings and reporting. In addition, input deposits and payables for Financial function and maintain day-to-day administrative office needs. Support special events and any other programs as required.  Help post information on website.

Reports to: Director of Development and Director of Finance and Administration

Key Accountabilities:
•    Administrative support to Development and Financial functions
•    Assist in Annual Giving appeals, and manage Annual Giving gift entry, matching gifts, memorial/honorary gifts and acknowledgments
•    Handle general donor queries and provide information regarding giving procedures
•    Database management, including maintenance of constituent records, mailing lists and running reports
•    Liaison with various Library committees
•    Input deposits and payables for financial function along with other general office management
•    Posting information to website

Key Skills: Very strong organizational abilities; experience with database management (RaisersEdge a plus); experience with Quickbooks; high overall level of computer proficiency; strong customer-service skills, sound verbal, writing and proofreading skills; ability to prioritize and multi-task. College degree preferred.

Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to
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PART-TIME FRONT DESK STAFF
Job Overview:  The Front Desk staff reports to the Head Librarian and are those people with the primary contact with the public at Pequot Library. It is an essential part of their job that they project the warmth and helpfulness that is such an essential part of what makes Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable front desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth. They will be requested to be staff on hand for special events and programs as needed.

Reports to: Head Librarian

Key Accountabilities:
•    Prepare circulation desk for opening and closing
•    Check books in and out, process holds, over dues, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive
•    Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services
•    Responds to telephone inquiries promoting attendance at programs and use of services
•    Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology
•    Responsible for displays as well as shelving materials
•    Perform other library and program tasks as assigned
•    Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings required to man special events

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    College Degree and some library experience preferred
•    High overall level of computer proficiency
•    Ability to communicate effectively, courteously and promote membership growth
•    Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages
•    Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory
•    Ability to work as a team member
 
Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information on the Library, visit our website pequotlibrary.org

Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to
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