looking at blue folder

Employment Opportunities

Story Time Performer (Repost)

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$10.00/hr
  • Posted Date:05/20/2019

Children's Division
Provo City Library at Academy Square
Part-time Regular Position


Reposted: May 20, 2019

Essential Duties: This position is in the Children’s Division of the Provo City Library. The individual appointed to this position will be required to perform in front of large groups of people using a head microphone. Audiences range from 50 to 200 people of all ages, including infants, children, adults, etc. The performer must be able to entertain the audience by singing songs, reading or telling short stories, performing dramatic presentations which may include wearing costumes, dancing, using puppets and other ad lib performances. Individual must also be able to perform crowd control techniques, project their voices, and have no fear of theatrical and singing performances. In addition, employee may be required to perform at outreach locations including elementary schools in front of large groups of school children, the library ball room, parks, and other venues as needed. Story time performer will work with the Children’s Programming Librarian in deciding story time plans, themes, costumes, props and materials used. Story time performer will be trained in “Emergent Literacy” concepts which are to be used in every story time performance. Story time performer must be willing to talk to parents following story times to discuss and answer questions on infant, toddler, and preschool age children and emergent literacy skills. In addition, employee may be required to perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma, ability to read, write, and communicate at a high school level, understand children’s developmental stages, and interact with the public, infants, and young children. Previous performance experience and/or experience working with younger children (ages infant to five-year-olds) is desirable.

Selection Factors: Ability to teach, work with both younger children and adults, use creativity, and effectively interact with and understand materials appropriate for younger children. Ability to improvise with various performance activities.

Wage: $10.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Hours: Summer Hours: Approximately ten (10) hours per week Monday through Friday mornings and early afternoons. Fall Hours: Approximately ten (10) hours per week; Monday through Friday mornings and possible Monday evenings. Hours will vary based on department need. Some afternoon, weekend, and night shift hours will be required.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

To Apply: Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center Street, Provo, Utah.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Return to full list >>

Would you like to receive E-NOTIFICATIONS about your favorite Provo City content?  Sign Up Here »