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Digital Media Coordinator @ Chicago Public Library

Number of Positions: 1

Duties: Under the supervision of the Division Chief of Teen Services, the Digital Media Coordinator supports Teen Services staff in the systemwide use of a variety of media tools, technologies, and practices in library programs by ensuring that all staff and partners are implementing a range of resources aligned with best practices and emerging technologies.

Develop, deliver, and coordinate regular training, professional development, and workshop opportunities for digital and analog media for Library staff including the documentation of resources to extend staff learning. Collaborate with partners, both organizations and individuals, who are designing or executing teen programs using digital media technologies as well as relevant analog tools and resources. Assess current inventory of tools and resources, as well as participate in the process of acquiring new tools and resources, to ensure the library is implementing and using the appropriate media and equipment aligned to the library’s strategic vision for serving teens. Research and identify new and upgraded technologies as well as best practices and industry standards to be used in Teen Services programming to ensure alignment with the library’s strategic vision. Manage grant budgets, maintain inventory, and supervise ordering procedures through multiple work streams and communication channels. Develop evaluation criteria and tools (e.g., surveys, focus groups, etc.) and adjust program content and training as required in accordance with emerging trends and best practices. Prepare reports on the status, progress, and effectiveness of program operations. Serves as a representative of the department and the library to share resources and project updates and insights to internal and external stakeholders. This position requires the ability to manage multiple work streams and to engage in a high level of teamwork and communication. Other duties as assigned.

LOCATION: Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street

DAYS OFF: Two days per week

SHIFT: Will be required to work some Evenings and Weekends

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week to be scheduled during normal unit hours



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Media, Communication, Education, or Business or a directly related field plus two years of work experience coordinating digital media activities for youth programming, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

Education & Employment Verification- Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • ​​Programming background at a youth serving organization.
  • Technical skills in areas such as 3D printing, vinyl cutting, gaming, sewing, or photography/videography.
  • Experience in developing professional development.
  • Institutional budgeting proficiency.
  • ​Experience working in a public library.
  • Project management experience.

Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago

Brandon Johnson, Mayor

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm on November 3, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

Job Posting

: Oct 20, 2023, 12:00:00 AM |

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

: Nov 3, 2023, 11:59:00 PM Salary: $62,784/Annually

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