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The Library accepts applications for available positions only.  An individual must complete an official Spartanburg County Public Library Application Form in order to be considered an applicant for employment. 

NOTE:  A resume CANNOT be used as a substitute for an employment form or work history but may be attached as additional information.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in the job posting or do not have the ability to perform the essential functions for the position, with or without accommodation, will not be considered for employment.

Applications are evaluated by the supervisors and the Human Resource Manager after the date listed on the job posting.  A few candidates are selected and contacted for an interview.
Note:
We unfortunately cannot contact and interview everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us within thirty days you may assume that the position has been offered to a candidate whose qualifications were best suited for the position.

Call our Jobline at   864-285-9190 for job openings and  updates on job positions.


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Job Application

Job Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

1. Mail your completed form to:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Attn: Human Resources
151 S Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

2. Fax to 864-596-3518

3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during operating hours.

NOTE: We do not provide interviews on-site or by telephone requests.

NOTE: The library does not accept applications via email at this time.

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Job Postings

  • INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

  • POSTING DATE: July 24, 2015

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 10, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Teen Department Intern

    LOCATION: Headquarters

    DATES OF INTERNSHIP: September 1-December 31, 2015

    STIPEND: $500 stipend upon successful completion of internship

     

    HOURS: 10 hours per week, schedule varies

     

    The Teen Department of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries is pleased to offer a new internship program designed to give Spartanburg County teens ages 14-18 an opportunity to work in a public library setting and gain hands-on experience and valuable skills. To apply, please read through the posting below, complete an application, and turn it in at the Teen Desk in the Teen Room. For an application, please email susanm@infodepot.org or stop by the Teen Room to request one. Teens selected to interview will be contacted.

     

    PRIMARY DUTIES:

    • Provide input on department initiatives and library services

    • Collaborate with staff on program planning and provide program assistance

    • Shelve and maintain neatness of the teen collections

    • Write book reviews, newsletter, and social media content

    • Generally assist Teen Department staff and the public in the Teen Room

    • Plan and lead a teen program as the culmination of internship

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude and willing to do whatever is required

    Organized, punctual, and able to adhere to a schedule

    Possess strong communication skills

    Willing to take direction, learn quickly, and work independently

    Exhibit creativity, a good work ethic, and flexibility

    Enjoy reading teen literature

    Ability to push heavy carts

    Spartanburg County resident and SCPL cardholder

    BENEFITS:

    Gain work experience and community service

    Enhance college applications and build resume

    Acquire a future reference and a letter of recommendation

    A digital portfolio of initiatives and accomplishments assembled throughout the internship

    $500 stipend upon successful completion of internship

     

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY,

    AUGUST 12, 2015.

     

    POSTING DATE: July 30, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Library Page, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Landrum Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: August 16, 2015

    SALARY: $8.33 per hour minimum ($8.00 per hour training wage)

     

    HOURS:  9 hours per week average

    Tuesday 4:30pm-8pm, Thursday 4:30pm-8pm & Every other Saturday 9am-1pm

     

    EDUCATION:

    Must have completed 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Shelving books; straightening shelves; placing library materials in proper location
    • Places returned and new books on proper shelf
    • Places magazines and newspapers in proper order
    • Reshelves books left on tables and incorrectly shelved
    • Searches for lost/missing items and overdue books; pulls items from shelves
    • Maintains magazine display
    • Empties drop box

     

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Good organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Neatness in personal appearance
    • Ability to adapt to new tasks with skill and ease
    • Familiar with Dewey Decimal system, able to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to interact with patrons in a positive, courteous manner and direct patrons to library staff
    • Observant and security minded
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately without close supervision
    • Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.

     

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS AUGUST 14, 2015.

    PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.

     

    POSTING DATE: July 2, 2015         

    JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

    LOCATION: Landrum Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1695 minimum per month

    HOURS: 30 hours per week

    Weeks 1 & 3:  Mon 4-8, Tues 8:45-5:45, Wed 8:45-6, Thurs 10-6

    Weeks 2 & 4:  Mon 4-8, Tues. 8:45-5:45, Thurs. 10-6:15, Fri. 8:45-6, Sat 8:45-2

     

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required

           

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Plans, promotes and presents programs for teens including games, crafts, movies and book discussions

    Responsible for the teen area in the library including displays, signage and  bulletin boards

    Performs a wide variety of circulation functions

    Communicates library information and makes regular visits to teens at local schools

    Provides input on the teen collection to the Director of Teen Services

    Participates in regular teen committee meetings, online discussions and book reviews

    Assists public with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, and computers

    Assumes responsibility of building and staff in supervisor’s absence

    Prepares deposits on appropriate days

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    Ability to develop, schedule, promote and implement age-appropriate and interesting programs for teens ages 12-18

    Must genuinely enjoy working with a diverse teen population and be able to interact with teens in a positive and constructive manner; must be comfortable enforcing rules

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Must enjoy reading from all genres but especially teen literature

    Comfortable and proficient using technology (specifically Internet, Microsoft Office, social networking and video game systems)

    Experience working with & communicating with teens in groups

    Ability to take direction and to work independently and in a team environment

    Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize

    Enjoy public speaking

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

    Must be comfortable in a supervisory role

    Must exhibit creativity and take initiative

    Ability to push heavy carts and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

     

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  • THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

    POSTING DATE: July 13, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

    LOCATION: Cowpens Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1695 minimum a month (Includes Benefits)

     

    HOURS: 30 hours per week

    Mon. 9:30-2:30, Tues. 3-8, Wed 9:30-6, Thur. 1-6, Fri. 9:30-6

    Every 4th Week Sat. 9:30-4 (will be off on Thursday on the week that Saturday is worked)

    May be asked to work other times to substitute for other staff

         

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Plans, promotes and presents programs for teens and homeschoolers, including games, crafts and movies

    Responsible for the teen area in the library including displays, signage and  bulletin boards

    Communicates library information and makes regular visits to teens at local schools

    Provides input on the teen collection to the Director of Teen Services

    Participates in regular teen committee meetings, online discussions and book reviews

    Assists public with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, and computers

    Assists with all circulation duties

    Assumes responsibility of building and staff in supervisor’s absence

     

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    Ability to develop, schedule, promote and implement age-appropriate and interesting programs for teens ages 12-18

    Must genuinely enjoy working with a diverse teen population and be able to  interact with teens in a positive and constructive manner; must be comfortable enforcing rules

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Must enjoy reading from all genres but especially teen literature

    Comfortable and proficient using technology (specifically Internet, Microsoft Office, social networking and video game systems)

    Experience working with & communicating with teens in groups

    Ability to take direction and to work independently and in a team environment

    Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize

    Enjoy public speaking

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

    Must be comfortable in a supervisory role

    Must exhibit creativity and take initiative

    Ability to push heavy carts and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.   

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  • The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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