Technology Instructor

New York, NY
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Created: April 20, 2021



The New York Public Library is looking for talented tech instructors, trainers, or industry professionals to join our team and help New Yorkers achieve their tech skills. This position is for someone interested in community development through education. You will be supporting adult learners of diverse careers, educational backgrounds, and cultures as they embark on their desire to upskill in technology.  The NYPL offers technology classes in more than 80 libraries across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  Topics include MS Office, Internet basics, coding languages, graphic design, 3D printing, audio production, video production, podcasting, and more.

Principal Responsibilities

The Technology Instructor provides support in the following areas:

  • Designs, schedules, promotes and conducts instructor-led technology training classes throughout the NYPL branch libraries
  • Prepares equipment and materials for training, creates and/or updates materials as needed
  • Uses effective classroom training techniques, promoting active learning, adapting instruction to meet the needs of learners, and encouraging individual practice.
  • Collaborates with other Technology Instructors to continuously enhance technical instructional delivery, presentation skills and content
  • Provides attendance reports of all classes conducted
  • Assists with digital literacy training for other library staff
  • Travels throughout Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx to deliver trainings, as needed
  • Performs ad-hoc project related duties as required

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience teaching/instructing/training adults for related technology products and services
  • The ability to instruct in a “hands-off” manner, letting users learn by doing
  • Ability to teach in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom setting
  • Extensive knowledge of Mac and PC platforms
  • Strong aptitude for learning new and emerging technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to use and provide assistance for:
  • Windows 10 and MS Office 2019
  • Adobe CC
  • HTML/CSS and/or Python
  • Video editing and/or audio production software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of:
    • Javascript, RWD, jQuery,Bootstrap, Python and/or Ruby 
    • Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline
    • Adobe Premiere or equivalent
    • Ableton and/or Pro Tools 
    • VR/AR and/or Unity 
    • CAD software 
  • Knowledge of New York metropolitan area

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

  • Office setting
  • Public library setting

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Light lifting required
  • Will require travel within NYC


35 hours per week
1pm - 9pm (4 days during week and one 7 hour shift on a Saturday or Sunday.


Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 14:53 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 14:53 UTC