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Nashville Public Library Foundation

Curriculum & Training Coordinator – Bringing Books to Life

Nashville Public Library Foundation


Job Summary

Position Description

This is a full time non-Civil Service position 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 programs and library staff to design and implement curriculum for teachers, educators, children and parents. Presents story times and other programming throughout Davidson County. Other duties as assigned.

Some evening and weekend work required. 

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 theatre presentations, classroom lessons, and family literacy workshops. BBTL, sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, seeks to make the library a meaningful part of the lives of children and their families and emphasizes the importance of reading to children.

Located in the heart of Music City, The Nashville Public Library boasts 4 million visits annually and maintains a collection of 2 million items, including a one-of-its kind civil rights collection. The Metro Archives, a premier division of the Public Library, is the official record keeper of Nashville’s history, maintaining records of enduring historical value.  Nashville Public Library is central to the city’s art, history, education and literary culture, earning it the title of Gale-Cengage and the Library Journal’s 2017 Library of the Year. The library periodically hosts best-selling authors, and during the summer months offers free lunchtime concerts in a beautifully manicured courtyard featuring everything from salsa to soul, to blues to Bach. If this environment is appealing to you, then you might want to consider a job at the public library.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create developmentally appropriate curriculum materials and outreach programming for Wishing Chair Productions’ puppet shows and other Library-based resources.
  • Develop educator workshops and training materials aligned with Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Tennessee Academic Standards.
  • Collaborate with the Family Literacy Coordinator to develop literacy workshops for parents and families.
  • Research appropriate resources and available materials for curriculum.
  • Purchase curricular materials and related items.
  • Train BBTL staff on teacher workshops and story times.
  • Conduct teacher trainings, story times, and other program activities.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as assigned.
  • Assist with other BBTL programming as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of college (60 semester hours) from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of library experience or similar experience working with children and educators;
High School diploma and four (4) years of library experience or similar experience working with children and educators;
Bachelor’s degree and some experience


A valid Driver License may be required for some positions in this classification.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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
  • Fluent bilingual language skills, Spanish or Arabic preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood /education or related field
  • Skill in using computer software (Microsoft Office) and online resources

Additional Information


10 Vacation Days per year (increasing after 5 years of service)
1 Sick Day per month
12 Paid Holidays per year
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How to Apply

Interested candidates must visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nashville/jobs/3851411/curriculum-training-coordinator-prog-spec-2-bringing-books-to-life?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs and follow the instructions provided.


  • Date Posted: January 4, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 43,646.56
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:30-5:00 with some evening and weekend work required