Current Openings

Year-Round Part-Time Program Assistant, Avalon History Center

 $20.00/hour, 19 hours/week (schedule based on the needs of programs offered), includes Saturdays and occasional evenings.

The Avalon History Center is seeking a part-time program assistant to develop and implement online and/or in person programs, and to provide information about exhibits (on display and virtual) to visitors. This position will also support the History Center Curator and Digital Collections Coordinator with ongoing projects and initiatives, including exhibit interpretation and collection maintenance. 

What can you expect? The successful candidate will brainstorm and develop program ideas for the History Center –from monthly lectures to engaging summer kids’ events. Programs will be supported by a mix of outside presenters and (once familiar with Avalon’s history) you’ll develop and present some programs yourself, supporting the HC’s efforts to build original programming using the collection. You’ll maintain registration, evaluate programs, and regularly engage in community outreach to ensure events are in line with current interests. 

You’ll also be tasked with staffing the History Center and making sure our patrons have the best visit possible. You’ll learn about visitor interests in order to guide them to relevant collection items and/or recommend upcoming programs and learn contextual information about items on display and share this information with visitors. You’ll also become familiar (if you’re not already!) with background information on Avalon’s history and convey this information to visitors. 

We’d like to hire someone who balances creativity with top-notch organizational skills. We’re looking for a team player who has a love of history and the communication and technology skills required to connect with patrons onsite and via video conferencing. A bachelor's degree in history or a related field, or equivalent experience, required. Experience planning and executing events is preferred. Must be 18 to apply. Background check required.  

See this link for a complete job description. PDF iconProgram Assistant_HC 2021.pdf

To apply, submit a completed application form and resume

Application Form PDF iconApplication_AFPL&HC.pdf

(We recommend downloading the application and opening in Acrobat Reader before filling it out and saving it.)

Return both pieces by attachment to or mail to Search Committee, Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202. 

Application Deadline: 5pm, April 30, 2021 

The library does not accept unsolicited resumes. All resumes and associated documents related to a specific employment opportunity at the library are retained for 3 years in compliance with New Jersey State retention requirements. Past application packages are not necessarily considered for subsequent employment opportunities.