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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.
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



  • POSTING DATE: October 22, 2014

  • JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

  • LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

  • DATE AVAILABLE: Dec. 1, 2014

  • SALARY: $2,260 per month minimum


  • HOURS: 40 hours per week:

    Mon and Wed - 12:15-9:15; Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:30-5:30
    Works one weekend every four weeks – Sat 9:15-6:15 (off Friday) Sun 12:55-6:15 (off Tuesday)


  • EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required



  • 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


  • 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. 





  • POSTING DATE: October 20, 2014
    JOB TITLE: Branch Librarian IV, Grade 28
    LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library
    DATE AVAILABLE: January 1, 2015
    SALARY: $46,388 minimum yearly

  • HOURS: 40 hours per week, FLSA exempt
    May include occasional nights and weekends

  • EDUCATION: ALA/MLS with a minimum of three years experience in a public library and a minimum of three years supervisory experience



  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises staff, programming and building needs for the Westside Branch of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

  • Assists the public with reader’s advisory and information questions and with the use of public computers

  • Participates in management and public services planning for the library system

  • Maintains budgets for programming and staffing

  • Participates in collection development

  • Promotes the library in the community


  • Proven ability to lead and direct staff in new endeavors and work as a team

  • Knowledgeable of up-to-date practices for providing quality reference and reader’s advisory services using new technologies and models of service

  • Thorough knowledge of Internet resources and excellent Internet searching skills

  • Ability to plan and implement programming for all ages

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, library patrons, the local community and local Friends of the Library

  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to complete reports, make schedules and meet deadlines

  • Excellent verbal, written, computer and technology skills

  • Knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials and practices

  • Must enjoy working with diverse public of all ages

  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

  • Good promotional skills

  • Experience planning and teaching instructional programs

  • Experience working with community agencies




  • POSTING DATE: Oct. 20, 2014

  • JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

  • LOCATION: Cyrill - Westside Branch

  • DATE AVAILABLE: December 1, 2014

  • SALARY: $1329 per month minimum                                         


  • HOURS: 30 hours per week:             

  • Week 1 and 4: Mon 8:30-5:30, Tues 9:30-5:30, Wed 12:15-9:15, Fri 9:30-5:30

  • Week 2: Mon 8:30-4:30, Wed 12:15-9:15, Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 9:15-6:15

  • Week 3: Sun 12:55-6:15, Mon 8:30-4:30, Wed 12:15-9:15, Fri 9:30-5:30



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School and some clerical or public service experience.


  • Assists with circulation functions at a public service desk

  • Provides general reader’s advisory assistance

  • Maintains community board & collection displays

  • Answers basic information questions

  • Helps the public with general computer related questions

  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks


  • Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

  • Ability to work independently or with others

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

  • Enjoys performing a wide variety of tasks

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Internet and Microsoft Office experience

  • Knowledge of popular reading

  • Experience in customer service

  • Cash register experience

  • Ability to be flexible in scheduling in order to substitute for others

  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds & ability to push heavy carts

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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