Salary                           $40,000.00 Annually
Location                        Nashville, TN
Job Type                       Full-Time Non Civil Service
Department                  Public Library
Job Number                  NCS03642
Closing                             8/10/2018 11:59 PM Central
Position Description

This is a position with the Nashville Public Library Foundation
**This is NOT a position working for Nashville Public Library**

Bringing Books to Life! (BBTL) is an award-winning literacy outreach initiative created by Nashville Public Library in collaboration with various agencies and institutions to serve the families and children of Nashville.  The program utilizes the Library’s unique troupe of performing artists and historic collection of marionettes to foster reading readiness through literature-based theater presentations and classroom lessons. Sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, BBTL seeks to make the library a meaningful part of the lives of children and their families and emphasize the importance of reading to children.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, privately funded position for an individual who possesses experience working with preschool and elementary school-aged children and educators in a formal or informal educational setting. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Curriculum & Training Coordinator works in conjunction with program and library staff to design and implement curriculum for teachers, educators, children and parents. In addition, the Curriculum & Training Coordinator presents story times and other programming throughout Davidson County.  Some evening and weekend work required.  Salary: $40,000 with benefits.
Typical Duties

  • Creating developmentally appropriate curriculum materials and outreach programming for Wishing Chair Productions’ puppet shows and other Library-based resources
  • Developing educator workshops and training materials aligned with Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Tennessee Academic Standards.
  • Collaborating with the Family Literacy Coordinator to develop literacy workshops for parents and families
  • Researching appropriate resources and available materials for curriculum
  • Purchasing curricular materials and related items
  • Training BBTL staff on teacher workshops and story times
  • Conducting teacher trainings, story times, and other program activities
  • Supervising interns and volunteers as assigned
  • Assisting with other BBTL programming as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with young children in a formal or informal educational setting
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training sessions for teachers and parents
  • Experience creating arts-based curriculum
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and staff from local agencies and institutions working with children
  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and community-minded
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Creative and adaptable
  • Knowledge of best practices in literacy and early childhood education with a commitment to ongoing professional learning.
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Full fluency in English and Spanish or Arabic
  • Understanding of library services and mission
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter of interest & résumé to by August 10, 2018.
No phone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

This is a courtesy posting for the Nashville Public Library Foundation

Metro offers a generous core benefit package to eligible employees who are regularly and consistently working 20 or more hours per week.  Insurance and benefit coverage is effective the first of the month after the employee has worked 30 days.  Employees can change their benefits within 60 days of an eligible change in status or during Annual Enrollment.  Metro also offers optional benefits from which the employee may choose. Family members, including eligible spouses, domestic partners and children, are covered under most of our benefits programs.

Medical:  Choice of two plans; Metro pays 75% of premium
Dental:  Choice of two plans; Metro pays for single coverage
Basic Life:  $50,000 basic term life coverage; Metro pays 100% of premium
Pension:  Formula-driven pension; 100% Metro funded; 10 year vesting for new employees
Paid Family Leave:  Runs concurrently with time designated as FMLA leave (up to 30 days)

Longevity:  Annual bonus beginning after 5 years of service; increases annually up to 20 years
Work Life/ Employee Assistance Program:  Wide variety of counseling, referral and consultation services provided free
Other*:  In-line-of-duty injury benefits, AD&D insurance, and Medical Disability eligibility after 10 years with Metro
Paid leave:  (Full-time employees)

  • Vacation: 10 vacation days a year; increasing after 5 years of service (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department’s human resources office)
  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department’s human resources office)
  • Sick leave: 12 days of sick leave per year
  • Other leaves: Judicial leave, military leave, bereavement leave

*See the Human Resources webpage for more details and optional benefits at

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Human Resources Department
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000
Nashville, Tennessee, 37219
(615) 862-6640