Teen Council

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The Teen Council is DC Public Library's paid opportunity for D.C. teens. Teen Council members are expected to be leaders in the library and among their peers. Check out the links for more info.

Am I eligible to apply?

To apply for the Teen Council, you must:
  • be a D.C. resident
  • be 14 to 19 years old
  • be able to work 12 hours per week through August 2017 at DC Public Library

What would I be doing?

Teen Council members have a variety of tasks. The basic job responsibilities are:
  • Advise the library on teen services initiatives so we can make the library better
  • Work on projects relating to teen events across the District
  • Write blog posts about issues affecting teens
  • Deliver great customer service by welcoming people to and answering questions about the library
  • Providing tech support on public computers and kiosks
  • Create and lead programs for the public
  • Get customers excited about our collections and encourage reading by creating displays
  • Assist staff with community outreach and promoting the library to your peers, so more teens come to the library

What will I get in return?

Teen Council members get paid $11.15 per hour. In addition to that great wage, you also:
  • Cultivate great customer service skills that you’ll be able to apply to any other job
  • Learn how to communicate better with all kinds of people—including adults and peers
  • Get training in things like college prep, research tricks, and how to run a successful program
  • Meet other incredible teens from around the city

What would I be working?

You’ll be assigned to one library—either the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library or one of the neighborhood libraries around the city. You let us know which libraries you’d prefer as a work site, and we try to match you.
 

How do I apply?

Go to http://www.dclibrary.org/about/careers

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