Job Openings in West Virginia

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Library Services Technician

Department of Arts, Culture & History

Kanawha County, WV 

Full-time permanent

$25,147.00 - $46,521.00 Annually

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Under supervision of the Special Services Director, the Library Services Technician or Machine Coordinator, provides technical support and troubleshooting for device, technologies, and applications used by blind and print disabled patrons to access reading materials. Additional responsibilities include assisting patrons with phone and email requests, acting as intermediary between the departments and the National Library Service Machine department, monthly and annual reporting, device teaching and training, and department outreach. Therefore, the position requires better than oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads, accuracy, and exceptional organization skills. Particularly needed is a lifelong learner - someone highly adaptable to advances and changes in technology as more and more of the department transitions to digital applications. Other duties may be assigned as needed in assistance of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Training:  Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Substitution: Full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience directly related to the areas of assignment may substitute for the required training on a year for year basis. Areas of assignment include radio broadcasting and office automation.
OR
Possession of a two year degree in electronics or computer science may substitute for two years of experience.

Museum Educator

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Charleston, WV

Full-time

$25,147.00 - $46,521.00 Annually

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Under supervision of the Special Services Director, the Library Services Technician or Machine Coordinator, provides technical support and troubleshooting for device, technologies, and applications used by blind and print disabled patrons to access reading materials. Additional responsibilities include assisting patrons with phone and email requests, acting as intermediary between the departments and the National Library Service Machine department, monthly and annual reporting, device teaching and training, and department outreach. Therefore, the position requires better than oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads, accuracy, and exceptional organization skills. Particularly needed is a lifelong learner - someone highly adaptable to advances and changes in technology as more and more of the department transitions to digital applications. Other duties may be assigned as needed in assistance of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Training:  Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Substitution: Full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience directly related to the areas of assignment may substitute for the required training on a year for year basis. Areas of assignment include radio broadcasting and office automation.
OR
Possession of a two year degree in electronics or computer science may substitute for two years of experience.

AmeriCorps Member

Preservation Alliance of WV

Around the state

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

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Created in 2013, the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide national service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program brings members to sites to implement techniques and theories related to historic preservation, capacity building, and cultural heritage tourism site development to revitalize our local communities and improve our economy. The primary objective of this program is to inject new life into the state’s declining economy by having members complete projects that will attract more private spending to West Virginia’s cultural heritage sites and those sites’ communities. 

The GOALS of Preserve WV are for members to

 

  • bring local history to life and enhance cultural heritage tourism opportunities​

  • increase visitation at cultural heritage sites

  • preserve historical resources helping transform blighted and underused places into community resources

  • build sites’ capacity to increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and/or program reach primarily through volunteer management.

 
AmeriCorps service is neither employment nor volunteering; it is a unique, paid, National Service opportunity that is similar to the Peace Corps.  AmeriCorps programs take multiple approaches to improving lives, fostering civic engagement, and addressing critical community needs through direct service. AmeriCorps’ official motto is “Get Things Done.”

​More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For PAWV AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.pawv.org/americorps.html

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in June 2021, for service starting August 30th.

AmeriCorps Member

Appalachian Forest National Heritage Are

Monongahela Forest region

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

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AFNHA AmeriCorps members provide a year of service, allowing an individual to benefit local communities and landscapes while gaining professional development and strengthening their own skills. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance stipend plus an education award upon completion.

AFNHA AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of positions at partner sites, within the following fields:

  • Conservation: Conserve natural resources including ecosystem restoration and land improvement, habitat monitoring, and environmental education, awareness, and outreach. Conservation members serve with federal or state agencies or non-profit organizations, in a variety of locations across our counties.

  • Heritage Community Development: Help rural communities with economic development, events, partnerships, and tourism based on their local assets and cultural resources. Develop and conserve local history and arts and encourage cultural heritage tourism. Potential sites include historical societies and museums, community development groups, and arts organizations.

More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For AFNHA AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.appalachianforestnha.org/positions

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in May 2021.