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Nashville Public Library Foundation: Studio NPL

Studio NPL Mentor

Nashville Public Library Foundation: Studio NPL


Job Summary

Studio NPL Mentor: This part-time position (flexible between 2-4 shifts weekly) will need a high level of ENTHUSIASM and a unique combination of people skills, artistic skills, and technology skills.  The position will be a mixture of direct interaction with a diverse group of teens and a qualified candidate will be responsible for creating a project-based curriculum with a technology focus.  Under the general supervision of the Studio Lead Mentor, this position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of engaged learning activities, leading workshops that align with Studio NPL’s learning goals, and documenting and recording Studio activities for promotion and reporting.  The successful candidate may also be involved in the work of expanding community partnerships with other youth-serving organizations in the city.  This position requires a high level of teamwork, responsibility, communication, capacity for youth mentorship and customer focus as well as the ability to interact with youth positively and appropriately. The Studio NPL Mentor must be willing to work late afternoons/early evenings and some Saturdays and will rotate through different NPL Studio and Mobile Lab locations throughout Davidson County (may include Green Hills branch, Goodlettsville branch, East branch, Main branch, and others) *parking at Main Library is not reimbursed, transportation is candidate’s responsibility.

Job Responsibilities


  • Fosters a positive, productive, and engaging environment for teens in conjunction with other mentors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Leads workshops with patrons in one or more of the focus areas of; coding, 3D design, programming, graphic design, photography, web design, circuitry, robotics, or other technology-aligned “maker space” programming.
  • Assists in conducting tours and providing outreach programs for school and community groups to increase awareness and grow the use of facilities and correlating virtual opportunities.
  • Attends mentor meetings and professional development and training around education, operation of various technological tools, and teen engagement.
  • Develops curriculum around targeted programming area(s).
  • Assists in the daily operation of the space and technology circulation.
  • Maintain expertise with current technology trends, digital technologies, and education models.
  • Delivers post-workshop surveys and submits attendance reports.
  • Documents and shares patron work and develops showcase opportunities.


Professional or educational experience in; Digital Media, Science, Math, Engineering, Web Design, graphic design, or a related field and proven ability working with teens in a library, educational, park, or social services setting-including the development and implementation of youth-centered programming.  The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of 21st-century creative tools and software, professional experience in one of our focus areas, and present a current portfolio of work for review. 

Minimum education experience associate degree,  2 years post-secondary schooling, or foreign equivalent.

Additional Information


Flexible schedule will include shifts between Monday-Saturday; primarily in the after-school hours.  

Access to 21st-century maker space and audio production equipment for personal and professional projects.

How to Apply

*Applicants must submit to a background check process before offers are made.

* Please send resume and any links to online portfolio/video/audio/etc.  to

No phone calls.


  • Date Posted: August 20, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/18/2023
  • Salary Range: $20/hr
  • Working Hours: Varied: M-F, 2:00-6:00, Sat 12:00-5