Presenters

Queens Public Library


Organization Description: 
Queens Public Library has a central role in the civic life of every neighborhood in Queens, offering a forum for the exchange of ideas, the pursuit of intellectual and personal growth, and the joy of learning to all.

Position Description:
Presenters are needed to create and lead sessions at multiple branches throughout the 60+ QPL locations. The Programs and Services Department is responsible for Early Learning, K-12, Adult, Older Adult, New Americans Programming and Community Health. We’re looking for individuals who can work with early leaners, teens and older adults at this time, but we are always open to proposals for all of our audiences (both in English, bi-lingual, and non-English.)

Reports to:
Program Coordinators in the Programs and Services Department

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Early Learning Presenters for In-person and Virtual Programs (for families with children ages 0-5 years old): We’re looking for presenters who can create and implement interactive one-off health programs in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, Korean (OB/GYN, Pediatrician, PT, Speech Path, Dietitian, Social Work with young children, Child Psychology,) or a series on sign language, play programs in languages other than English, and art making programs For health programs, presenters must have a degree and certification; for all others presenters need certification or education in the field with experience working with families of children in the age range. Programs are typically 60 minutes or so, presenter fees run between $150 and $250 per session (including prep and wrap up as needed).

Program Presenters for Teen Audiences (In-person; series): We’re looking for presenters who can create and implement a series of interactive art/drawing, engineering, technology, coding, and music programs during after school hours. Presenters must have experience working with teens, preferably middle school students. Fee ranges from: $200-$300 per session, number of sessions per series may vary based on your proposal and project.

Program Presenters for Older Adult Series (Virtual and In-Person): We’re looking for Teaching Artists or instructors to create and lead series programming specifically in sewing, quilting, 3-D projects, working with air dried clay, paper sculpture, mask making, beginner and intermediate photography, and jewelry making. We are also interested in proposals for American or Global History presentations and poetry writing workshops. Presenters should have experience working with older adults and providing creative interactive sessions. Fees range from $200-$300 per session, number of sessions per series may vary based on your proposal and project.

Candidate Qualifications:
All presenters must have an educational and experiential background with each population. Presenters who create and offer health workshops must have certification to do so. All presenters must submit W9 and ACH information to QPL before programs are planned.

Position Type:
Contractual, as needed

Union Status:
Non-Union

Salary or Compensation:
Early Learning Presenters for In-person and Virtual Programs:
$150 – $250 per session (including prep and wrap up as needed) 

Program Presenters for Teen Audiences:
$200 – $300 per session, number of sessions per series may vary based on your proposal and project.

Program Presenters for Older Adult Series:
$200 – $300 per session, number of sessions per series may vary based on your proposal and project.

Organization or Project Website:
https://queenslibrary.org/about-us

Application Info:
Send your resume and proposal idea (in a word document) for a one of program or series, including your education and background, number of session, in-person vs virtual, fee requirements, supplies needed, ability to lead programs at multiple QPL sites, etc. Staff will reach out to select candidates to discuss details.