Anythink Libraries | Creative Lead – Special Projects

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Date Posted:
February 26, 2024


Job title: Creative Lead - Special Projects (part event coordinator, part project manager, part partnership builder)

Business Unit: Innovations and Brand Strategy Department

Pay Range: $47,484-$54,607 DOE

Job Type: Full-time; exempt; benefitted

Job description:

You keep Anythink on the cutting edge by helping to identify and support Anythink's special projects. As part of the Innovations and Brand Strategy Department, you coordinate events, exhibits and partnerships that reflect Anythink's vision and focus on creativity. You act as liaison to branch staff to help effectively communicate Anythink's brand strategy. You infuse the spirit of Anythink in every event, partnership and new project. You love technology and learning about emerging trends in branding, communication and beyond.

Ready to join in a bold opportunity to help us take community library services to an entirely new dynamic realm?

Who you are:

You are an energetic, innovative problem-solver.
You are an expert project manager with an eye for details and logistics.
You understand how projects large and small fit into Anythink's big picture.
You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer
You are passionate about inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility and representation.
You have strong written and verbal skills coupled with an eye for great design.
You are full of creative sparks; you love sharing and shaping a good idea.
You are a deadline-driven multi-tasker, ensuring your projects are accurate and timely.
You take the initiative, working independently or with others.
You value technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends.
You inspire fun in the people around you.
Your vision:

You coordinate Anythink's special projects, including events, exhibitions, outreach opportunities and initiatives like Anythink's Backyard Concert Series and Fall Artist Showcase.
You are a genius at project management, working with the Innovations team to shape project plans and use department tools to help keep everyone on deadline. You aren't intimidated by minutia and love diving into the nitty-gritty of managing details like scheduling, logistics and event planning.
You assist the district in its strategic planning by identifying potential partners and coordinating community outreach.
Your warm, friendly demeanor is perfect for growing partnerships in the local community and beyond.
You support the Anythink Foundation by designing events that are welcoming and compelling, creating opportunities for guests, members and supporters to feel like they're part of the Anythink family.
You are a liaison to branch staff, directing incoming support requests to Innovations team members. You are a great listener and passionate about seeking out those visionary staff ideas that need Innovations support.
You appreciate a solidly run meeting with a clear agenda, ensuring all stakeholders are well-informed and understand their roles.
You help define outcomes to Anythink's brand strategies by identifying metrics for success and tracking those metrics; you understand the stories are just as important as the stats.
You collaborate with other creative leads to help effectively infuse the Anythink spirit in all special projects, events and marketing materials.
You help the district better understand the Adams County community by analyzing community data and helping the Innovations team incorporate that data into Anythink's brand strategy.
You are an explorer of trends, identifying new exhibits, partners, technologies and initiatives that support Anythink's vision.
You are a champion of Anythink's brand guidelines as it applies to all communications.
You assist with district-wide campaigns, utilizing your communication and project management skills to ensure all staff and departments are in the loop about messaging and expectations.
Your fun nature and creative ideas help to ensure special events capture the spirit of Anythink.
You are a wizard of the virtual world, blending tech knowledge with content, harnessing the Anythink voice to effectively contribute to Anythink's online presence.
You love our products. You are a voracious reader, listen to a diverse range of music, and love a good movie.
You understand that when the pressure is on, we all work together; you enjoy being part of the team to make it happen. These tasks can sometimes seem out of your normal scope (think goat herding!) - like the old saying goes, "other duties as assigned."
You collaborate with other departments and branches to support their communications needs.
You have great ideas to share on district committees and enjoy taking a leadership role.
You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
Do you have what it takes?

You have 3+ years of marketing/communications/event planning or related experience.
You have a bachelor's degree, preferably in Liberal Arts, Communications or related subject.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines with a high-speed environment.
You are tech savvy. You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, social media and expert searching capabilities for Internet tools. Asana and WordPress experience preferred.

We are guided by these shared values:

Compassion for our customers and each other

Passion for our product

Eagerness to learn

Everyone is creative

Optimistic attitude - we believe that anything is possible

Why Anythink? A job with Anythink is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in helping our customers have fun, whether they're sitting by the fireplace with a newspaper, surfing the Internet, gaming in the teen room or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired. This job will have you loving Monday mornings again.

Your job will involve your being "on the move" in our libraries: You will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

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