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Ypsilanti District Library

  • Primary Organization/Program Contact

Gillian Ream Gainsley

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  • Phone Number


  • Organization or program web site (optional)


  • Number of positions available (e.g. 1, 2, etc.)


  • Location & address where employment would take place

5577 Whittaker Road

  • Describe the position’s primary tasks and duties.

The student will help publicize the library's many events and services, under the supervision of the Communications Coordinator. Tasks will include compiling the weekly events email, creating flyers and digital images to publicize events, and distributing publicity materials within the library and around town.

  • Describe the skills needed for this position (e.g. able to tutor in middle-school math; able to lift heavy boxes, etc.).

Excellent written communication abilities and strong computer skills, including familiarity with social media and Microsoft Office software. Experience with graphic design or HTML would also be a plus, but training will be provided in all communications tools that will be used for the position.

  • Describe any attitude and/or behaviors necessary for this position (e.g comfortable working with the elderly; interested in youth development, etc.).

We are looking for a student who is eager to learn about how to do communications work in a nonprofit environment. We hope that they will have a strong interest in public service, education, and the work that libraries do!

  • Approximate number of hours a week available for this position                                      16-20
  • Ideal days & times available for this position

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 

We would work out a regular schedule with the student that could range from 4-20 hours per week depending on their needs. A larger time commitment would be better, but we are flexible.

  • Is transportation available to your program/organization?

Yes – Public Transit options are available

  • Additional Information regarding your organization and/or this position (e.g. this position would be valuable for this type of academic major,etc.).

This position would be valuable for a student who is tech savvy and interested in communications or public relations. The skills learned would be relevant to any nonprofit or public service job and also apply to small businesses.

To Apply:

 Please send cover letter and resume to Ms. Gillian Ream Gainsley at: ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org

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