Librarian & Technology Teacher

Our Academy exists to educate and support the children of our long-term volunteers. Come help ensure our students are getting the best and most unique education available!

Department

Academy

Commitment

Min. 2 years

Department

Academy

Commitment

Min. 2 years

About this Role

The Academy Librarian and Technology Teacher instructs and evaluates Kindergarten through Grade 12 students in Technology and Kindergarten through Grade 5 in Library Science, while providing proper communication with parents and school administration. The Librarian is responsible for managing, developing and training library assistants, teacher aides, student librarians and volunteers.

The Librarian is also responsible for planning and managing the library budget, developing and managing the collection in consultation with staff and students. They will arrange displays and organize promotional events to encourage people to use the library. 

What You Will Contribute

• Instruct students (K – 5) in the area of Library Science, focusing of effective research skills and library use

• Instruct students (K – 12) in the area of Technology, using the Mercy Ships Academy Technology Curriculum

• Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students

• Troubleshoot all audio-visual (A/V) and technology equipment, in collaboration with IS Support Team

• Know and use the Dewey Decimal System

• Catalogue, process, inventory, order and stock  new books, equipment, and other library supplies, as needed

• Screen, select, order, organize and circulate all types of instructional material(s) and equipment

• Plan, develop and encourage selection and purchase of age/interest appropriate literary and media materials in collaboration with students and staff

• Evaluate continuously the media program and plan for future growth and development with the building administration and teachers

• Process check-ins and checkouts of books, periodicals, reference materials and audio-visual (A/V) equipment to staff and students before, during and after school

• Coordinate and set up special events and book fairs in the library

• Work with students in groups or as individuals in the development of media and computer skills through help with reference work, selection of books and online reference searches

• Maintain current records, tracking over-due and lost books, creating accounts for patrons and managing student library cards

• Teach Skills which include: working with PowerPoint, Word etc.; Safe use of the Internet; Writing and publishing blogposts; typing skills/games; basic digital drawing/photo editing

    For This Role, You Will Need

    • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission, vision

    • Commitment to live out and model Mercy Ships core values

    • Able to live in and contribute to community life on a Mercy Ship

    • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively, demonstrate accountability

    • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required. Have an aptitude for learning new computer applications

    • Ability to effectively communicate and relate to fellow crew members, school staff, students and parents

    • Aim to follow the example of Jesus, seek to live out the core values of Mercy Ships and perform assigned duties from a Biblical worldview

    • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Onboarding program will be required

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a focus on Library Sciences or Technology is required plus a minimum of 2 years working in a related field

    • A current teaching certificate is preferred

    • A minimum of 2 years classroom experience teaching is preferred

    • Successfully complete the Child Safety Screening Process, which includes a Background Check, required

    Full job description available upon request

    Mercy Ships Academy

    Want to learn more about the Academy and life onboard? Visit the Academy website!