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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: February 9, 2016

    JOB TITLE: Children’s Assistant, Grade 16

    LOCATION: Children’s Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: March 1, 2016

    SALARY: $2153 per month minimum


    HOURS: 40 hours per week: Monday – Friday 8:45a-5:45p.  

    One night per week 12:15p-9:15p, and two nights per week once a month. 

    One weekend a month (Sat. 8:45a-6:15p and Sun. 12:55p-6:15p).

    Additional nights and weekends may be scheduled as needed.


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children required.



    Assist patrons of all ages with information requests, readers’ advisory questions, computers, and self-checkout.

    Plan and implement in house programs for children – infants through tweens.

    Plan and implement outreach programs for children – infants through tweens.      

    Select and checkout/check-in books for daycare centers.

    Help maintain the collection by assisting with weeding, shelf maintenance and shelving when needed.

    Enforce Library rules and regulations. 

    Monitor and maintain interactive play areas.            

    Create bibliographies, reading lists and displays.

    Other duties as needed.



Knowledge and familiarity with children’s literature for birth to 12 years.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.   

Must enjoy working with public of all ages.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience planning and implementing programs for children birth to 12 years.

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

Experience and ease with current library information technology.

Creative, flexible and organized.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates








POSTING DATE: February 9, 2016

JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

DATE AVAILABLE: March 1, 2016

SALARY: $886 monthly minimum


HOURS: 20 hours per week:

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5-9

Every other weekend: Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12:40-6

Note:  Person may be asked to work at other times when needed.



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

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









POSTING DATE: February 9, 2016

JOB TITLE: Page, Grade 3

LOCATION: Inman Library

AVAILABLE: March 16, 2016

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


HOURS: 12 hours per week

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm-8 pm, Saturday 1pm – 4 pm


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



  • 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



  • 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.










  • POSTING DATE: January 20, 2016

  • JOB TITLE: Processing Archivist/Librarian I, Grade 23

  • LOCATION: Kennedy Room, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2016

  • SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

  • HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position. 



  • MLS/MLIS from an accredited ALA library school, with concentration in Archives and Preservation, and a minimum of two years of archival work experience.

  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) - Certification Preferred. 


  • Conducts appraisal, acquisitions, and accessioning of historical records.

  • Describes and processes archival materials from a variety of sources.

  • Creates finding aids, research guides, articles, statistics and reports.

  • Catalogs materials utilizing relevant standards for archival description.

  • Maintains departmental records, such as spreadsheets, inventories, and security files.

  • Provides specialized reference services in person, by telephone, by e-mail and mail.

  • Responds to questions about local history and genealogy from patrons and staff.

  • Maintains and preserves materials in a variety of formats, including grant-related project planning and implementation.

  • Initiates and fosters relationships with donors.

  • Promotes archival collections through community outreach.

  • Participates in developing digital collections as a member of SCPL’s Digital Collections working group.

  • Supervises volunteers and student interns at the project level.


  • Professional career knowledge of archives practices, policies, and standards.

  • Experience with collection appraisal, arrangement, acquisitions, etc.

  • Knowledge of / experience with using ArchivesSpace to manage collections.

  • Enthusiastic advocate for archives and special collections.

  • Public services orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with members of a team.

  • Experienced in networking with colleagues at all levels.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD and RDA.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Grant–writing experience preferred.








  • POSTING DATE: November 6, 2015

  • JOB TITLE: Facilities Maintenance Helper, Grade 12

  • LOCATION: Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

  • SALARY: $1,771 per month minimum


  • HOURS: 40 hours per week

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in general building maintenance and related work.

  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently.

  • Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of South Carolina and a good driving record.


  • Cleans & maintains buildings and grounds

  • Performs and assists with commercial/industrial building maintenance tasks

  • Performs routine plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting and cleaning tasks        

  • Performs maintenance on bathroom fixtures, water and sewer pipes, changes lamps and ballasts, troubleshoots electrical equipment , changes filters in HVAC, adjusts thermostats and changes back up batteries, paints furniture, walls and buildings, builds small wooden furniture

  • Performs roof inspections, cleans drains, makes roof repairs

  • Washes and vacuums vehicles and performs vehicle maintenance tasks such as changing oil, and minor repairs

  • Ensures grounds are clean by picking up trash around building and emptying trash cans

  • Helps set up meeting rooms; assists with custodial tasks

  • Assists with upkeep of water feature at Headquarters

  • Runs errands as needed; delivers books to branches; assists with receiving shipments; loads and unloads shipments; fills requests

  • Performs related tasks as required


  •  General knowledge of common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of building and vehicular maintenance trades and of the use and characteristics of common building materials

  • Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair tasks

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility

  • Ability to operate equipment and tools safely

  • HVAC certificate and/or pool certificate a plus; background in electrical and plumbing a plus.






  • POSTING DATE: October 16, 2015

  • JOB TITLE: Web Services Developer, Grade 23

  • LOCATION: Web Services, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: December 1, 2015

  • SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

  • HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9am – 6pm, but must be flexible



  •  Associate/Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or equivalent work experience that demonstrates understanding of necessary concepts and skills. 2+ years of web design experience with appreciation for beautiful, functional, and usable design implementing responsive and mobile web design concepts.


  •    Serves as additional administrator to public website and staff intranet.

  • Builds web pages, maintains web content, and creates information architecture and navigation suitable for any device.

  •  Functions as a leader on specific web services tasks regarding webpage design and web application development projects.

  • Develops front-end web applications providing access and usability for end users to content such as online signups & registrations, contact forms, meeting room reservations, searches of custom library produced databases.

  • Performs applications programming activities as required for application programs which includes but is not limited to designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting, maintaining, and modifying or enhancing in scope.

  • Enforces policies in areas of development methodology, architecture, security, change and configuration management, and standards compliance.

  • Collects and interprets feedback and bug reports directly from end users and implements fixes.

  • Assists with day-to-day activities of the department such as fielding work orders, answering departmental emails and maintaining routine processes.


  •  Ability to hand-code semantic, efficient, standards-compliant HTML, JavaScript, and CSS

  • Appreciation for design, usability, cross-browser compatibility, and accessibility concerns

  • Knowledge of relational databases, specifically MySQL or SQL Server

  • ASP.NET, JQuery, AJAX, XML

  • Experience with integrating into existing content management systems and website platforms such as Sharepoint, SiteCore, etc.

  • Strong understanding of current web browser differences and standards and mobile interfaces

  • Strong teamwork, communication skills and time management abilities

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time/spend extended hours in front of a computer screen






  • POSTING DATE: September 11, 2015

  • JOB TITLE: Server Administrator, Grade 23

  • LOCATION: Systems, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: November 1, 2015

  • SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

  • HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and participation in 24/7 on-call support rotation schedule



  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field with 5 years of experience managing a Servers and related hardware in a Microsoft environment. 



Responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting, upgrading, planning the server infrastructure for the Library.  Servers to include storage, printing, email, application servers, active directory, webservers, DNS. 

Monitor, Maintain, troubleshoot current backup strategy and appropriate logs and make recommendations on improvements.

Participate in incident resolution, problem management, on call support rotation, and end user support as needed.

Help develop, document, communicate operating procedures and help deliver training to end users.

Gather information related to staff use of computers and use the information to make improvements.

Help maintain inventory of computer equipment and licensing of Library software.

Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action. Performs related tasks as required

Act as backup support for Desktop Administrator;

Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.                                                                                         


Strong understanding of Microsoft Server Operating Systems and services including Active Directory (Multi-site), Microsoft Exchange, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SharePoint, Symantec Backup Exec, McAfee E-Policy Orchestrator, Certificate Services, IIS, Group Policy, PowerShell.

Related IT industry recognized certifications (A+, Server+, MCP, CompTIA) a plus

Experience with Server Virtualization platforms (Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix) a plus

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Monitor operation of servers on a daily basis and make recommendations on areas of improvements;

Monitor security of servers and report problems to SC-ISAC task force;

Manage and maintain Polaris Integrated Library System and Comprise SAM server software;

Document server configurations and practices

  • 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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