Get paid for helping Apache children learn to read

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Bylas – Want to earn extra cash working just five hours each week – reading to San Carlos Apache children in Bylas,  arranging for children to get free books and helping them learn to read?

The Gila County Library District has a part-time job opening; apply by Sept. 16 for this five-hours-a-week job that pays $17.25 per hour. 

Gila County funds childhood literacy jobs because studies prove that pre-schoolers who read and children with books in their home have so many advantages when they start school – and success throughout life! Here’s your chance to help Apache children and families – right here in our community – by running free programs such as ‘Baby Brain Time’ and Pre-School story hours; and early literacy outreach at local schools; daycare, WIC, Head Start, and the Boys & Girls Club. Read the complete job description here:

The ideal hire for this job will be a ‘self-starter’ who can work on your own, with minimal supervision; a creative and engaging, friendly part-time worker excited to promote literacy for little ones. 

What’s required? A valid Arizona Driver’s License and a vehicle to do site visits; applicants must be able to travel to and from various work locations when promoting/delivering program services. Work involves standing, walking, driving, and may require lifting up to 50 pounds. Education or experience in early literacy programming preferred; applicants should also be experienced with word processing and email and able to work with limited supervision, with an aptitude for detailed work and proficiency in prioritizing tasks. Knowledge of the Bylas community is necessary, too. Download a PDF of the job application here:

If you’re unable to download or print the job application above, stop by the San Carlos Public Library, where staff can assist with printing a copy. For more information call Gila County Human Resources staff at (928)402-4361 or email

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