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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: June 17, 2016

JOB TITLE: Reader’s Advisory/AV Assistant, Grade 16

LOCATION: Headquarters

SALARY: $1,346 per month minimum

DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2016


HOURS: 25 hours per week:

Week 1: Sun 1:15-6:15, Tues 4:15-9:15, Wed 12:45-5:15, Thurs 12:15-9:15

Week 2: Mon 8:45-5:45, Tues 1:15-9:15, Wed 12:15-5:15, Sat 11:45-4:45

Week 3: Tues 4:15-9:15, Wed 12:15-5:15, Thurs 1:15-9:15, Fri 8:45-5:45

Week 4: Tues 4:15-9:15, Wed 12:45-5:15, Thurs 1:15-9:15, Sat 8:45-6:15

Note: Flexibility required for schedule changes.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.



Creates and facilitates innovative programming for adults

Assists public by providing reader’s advisory services for adults as well as multimedia recommendations  for all ages

Assists public and staff with audio-visual equipment set-up and troubleshooting

Assists public with downloading apps, audio and e-books to personal e-readers and other digital devices

Facilitates check outs of AV items via workstation and self-check machines

Creates written reviews and recommendations for library publications and website



Ability to lead various programs or classes, including but not limited to book and film discussions and digital device tutorials

Ability to create new, exciting or dynamic programming opportunities for adults 

Ability to write engaging and creative reviews for library publicity and online content                                                 

Working knowledge of AV equipment and troubleshooting equipment

Working knowledge of adult literature including a variety of genres

Working knowledge of a variety of multimedia materials and formats including dvd, cd, audiobooks, playaways, video games, apps and other downloadable materials

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

Proficiency using Internet resources and assisting others in Internet searching

Good working knowledge of social networking sites, popular culture and technology trends

Experience using a variety of handheld technologies and adaptable to their changes

Ability to collaborate as a team or work independently

Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with public of all ages










POSTING DATE: June 15, 2016

JOB TITLE: Teen and Tween Assistant, Grade 17

LOCATION: Inman Library

SALARY: $1978 minimum a month

HOURS: 35 hours per week

Mon. 9:30-4:30, Tue. 1-8, Wed. 9:30-6, Thur. 9:30-6, Fri. 9:30-5, every 4th Sat 9:30-4

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


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required



Plans, promotes and presents programs for teens, tweens and homeschoolers, including games, crafts and movies Responsible for the teen and tween area in the library including displays, signage and  bulletin boards

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

Provides input on the teen and tween collection to the Youth Selector

Participates in regular teen and tween 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 and tweens ages 10-11

Must genuinely enjoy working with a diverse teen and tween population and be able to  interact with teens and tweens 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 and tween literatur

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

Experience working with & communicating with teens and tweens 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: March 29, 2016

    JOB TITLE: Community Connections Librarian, Grade 23 (Reference Area)

    LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum


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

    Hours are generally, Mon-Fri including some evening and weekend hours.

    One regular night per week, one Friday night every six weeks, and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weeks


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library


    ESSAY RESPONSE REQUIRED: Submit a typed response, 300 words or less, to the following topic: Describe a program you designed based on a community interest. Applications must include the essay response to be considered. Resumes and cover letters strongly encouraged.



    · Identify creative interests of the local community and connect these interests with a library Makerspace

    · Develop and manage projects and timelines for library Makerspace areas including the preparation of a schedule, programming activities, and an annual Maker Faire

    · Develop and maintain contacts with individuals and organizations to partner with the library regarding Makerspace activities and the annual Maker Faire

    · Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer, answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons


    · Ability to create a gathering place for the community that encourages new ideas and learning

    · Desire and ability to create and implement programs

    · Strong organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects and meet deadlines                        

    · Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

    · Ability to communicate clearly, utilizing effective customer service, to establish and maintain positive working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations        

    · Extensive experience with print and electronic research

    · Experience and proficiency with current and emerging technology

    · Interacts effectively with the people of all ages and backgrounds

    · Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices

    · A valid South Carolina driver license










  • 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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