Chief Librarian

Responsibilities

Under the management of the Executive Director and of the Jordan Centre Manager, the Chief Librarian will:

  • Handle the General management of the library
  • Manage and organize the keeping of collections
  • Implement a new library software
  • Select and order new resources in cooperation with the different persons concerned
  • Define the cultural program at AFHK Library + participate in the coordination and the organization of the cultural activities and events organized for our members and students (including animations, art exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, workshops…)
  • Develop co-operation projects with other educational institutions and participate/cooperate with community events
  • Eventually animate talks and conferences at the Library
  • Welcome the AFHK members and the general audience (provide information on our services, instruction of using the library, instruction of reading…)
  • Assist the users of the library to find books, you will advise and guide them to find the books they are looking for.
  • Organize the display and decoration of the library
  • Organize marketing actions / automations with Library prospects and users.
  • Update of Library sections on the website, and proposals for this latter.
  • Manage a Librarian assistant


Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and in other digital systems (Google apps, Photoshop, Illustrator, CRM, etc)
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English, native french-speaker
  • Knowledge of audio-video facilities would be an advantage
  • A good team player with strong communication & presentation skills
  • Well organized, details-minded and independent
  • Shift duties may be required on irregular hours,  Sundays and Statutory holidays for events


AFHK Library

  • 11,000 items
  • 4,000 users
  • 9,500 loans per year
  • 60 animations per year


We offer 5-day work (total working hours are 40 per week), annual leave, medical insurance, mandatory provident fund.  The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract with the possibility of renewal. Interested parties please send your full resume stating current & expected salary and date of availability.

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