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New York Public Library Teen Reading Ambassador (P/T Seasonal) in All 5 Boroughs, New York

Teen Reading Ambassadors at The New York Public Library The New York Public Library Teen Reading Ambassadors program offers internships to teens to help develop job readiness and leadership skills. Participating teens will have the opportunity to act as leaders and role models to younger kids, ambassadors for the NYPL mission to inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning, and writers and editors of their very own magazine. The New York Public Library is looking for teens in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who are interested in at least one of the following: *Working with children *Exploring a career in education, literacy, librarianship, and/or youth services *Exploring the world and work of libraries The Teen Reading Ambassadors (TRA) Page position will be assigned to one 20 drop in after school homework help and enrichment programs at local branch libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. TRA Pages will be provided with pre work and ongoing training that will allow them to serve as high quality academic tutors at their site, with a focus on developing literacy skills and a love of reading in children ages 6 to 12. Pages will also support the production of Portal, a literary magazine for younger children. In the application, you will select the locations where you would be willing to work. You must be able to get to the locations you select by 3 PM on weekdays. If you are hired, you will be assigned to one location. Position locations include the following: Key Responsibilities *Support the set up and cleanup of after school program *Help students with their homework *Serve as a literacy tutor to children ages 6 to 12 *Develop and lead literacy-focused enrichment activities *Participate in trainings and meetings to develop best practices in tutoring, with a focus on literacy *Support programs conducted by the Childrens Librarian and other key staff *Be role models for elementary school children and model exemplary behavior *Collaborate and work with the Lead Tutor, other Tutors, and/or other Teen Reading Ambassador Pages to create an enriching and fun environment for children *Support the production of the Teen Reading Ambassadors literary magazine, Portal Skills Knowledge and Expertise *Current enrollment in 10th to 12th grade in an NYC high school *Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law *Demonstrated interest in and/or experience working with children *Interest in reading, writing, and/or libraries *Strong communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of people *Demonstrated reliability and punctuality *Ability to work as part of a team *Hardworking and willing to be flexible *Able to communicate through email and other electronic formats in a timely manner *Demonstrated integrity *Basic computer skills, including email, internet, and word processing To Apply: