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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: November 19, 2015

JOB TITLE: Children’s Librarian, Grade 23

LOCATION: Children’s Services, Headquarters

DATE AVAILABLE: January 1, 2016

SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum


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

One night per week and two nights per week once a month. One weekend a month.

Additional nights and weekends may be scheduled as needed.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: ALA/MLS from an accredited ALA library school and 3 years’ experience working in public libraries including children’s services.



System wide collection development responsibilities.

Coordinate system wide summer reading program for children and tweens.

Assist with coverage of public service desks including helping the public with information requests, readers’ advisory questions and computers.

Plan and coordinate in house programming for children and tweens.                   

Community Outreach including serving on boards and representing the Library at special events when needed, as well as conducting story times and presentations to students, parents and teachers.

Participate in monthly Youth Services or Tween Services committee meetings.

Create bibliographies, reading lists and displays.

 Monitor and maintain interactive play areas.



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

Must enjoy working with public of all ages.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Detail oriented and good organizational skills.

Experience planning children’s and tween programs.

Experience and ease with current library information technology.

Thorough knowledge of collection development principles and practices.

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





  • POSTING DATE: November 17, 2015

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 6, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Teen Department Intern

    LOCATION: Headquarters

    DATES OF INTERNSHIP: January 1 - April 30, 2016

    STIPEND: $500 stipend upon successful completion of internship


    HOURS: 6-10 hours per week. The intern must complete at least 130 hours of work to qualify for the stipend. The schedule varies, but will mostly be Saturday afternoons and weekdays between 4-7pm.


    The Teen Department of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries is pleased to offer an 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: Contact Susan Myers at susanm@infodepot.org for an application. Please return completed applications to the Teen Desk in the Teen Room at the Headquarters Library. Applications are also available in the Teen Room. Teens selected to interview will be contacted.




    • 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


    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



    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








    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: November 5, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Director of Collection Management, Grade 30

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    SALARY: $53,471 per year minimum

    HOURS: 40 hours per week: Monday – Friday


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  ALA/MLS from an accredited ALA library school.

    2 or more years of experience in a supervisory role.

    Minimum of 5 years of professional experience, including 2 years in at least once of the following: collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, processing or digitization/electronic resource management.

    Special Requirements: A background and credit check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made.


    Leads the Collection Management Department, consisting of collection development, technical services (cataloging, processing, and repairs), and historical document digitization to provide access to materials in all formats to Library patrons.

    Creates dynamic collections including the Libraries’ electronic resources and historical archives.

    Oversees a collection budget exceeding $1,300,000.

    Upholds the philosophies which create and shape the Libraries’ collection while protecting it from societal and political pressures.

    Formulates and leads strategic/ operational initiatives and budget in conjunction with the Library Director and other Managers.

    Guides the work of a creative team to implement the Libraries’ Board of Trustees’ strategic goal “Create and deliver dynamic collections that connect people, ideas, information and preserve the historical record.” 

    Creates and maintains strong/positive relationships with the community, staff and vendors.


    Knowledge of publishing (print and electronic), resource sharing and library use trends as well as an appreciation of popular culture.

    Must also have knowledge of historical document preservation/conservation.

    Skills in creative and critical thinking, budget analysis and development, team building, and strategic planning as well as skills in vendor negotiation and project implementation.

    Ability to develop the Library’s mission, vision and goals into successful strategic and operational initiatives and to encourage and involve staff in cross-training activities and responsibilities.

    Must be able to analyze and implement efficient workflows and systems and to effectively collaborate with Library staff and partners as well as the ability to creatively problem-solve, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive and inclusive manner and model a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal/communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor.

    Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines and lead and motivate high productivity teams

    Ability to identify technological and other opportunities for increased efficiencies and improved customer service and to foresee future trends and advance the positive reputation of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

    Proven experience in fiscal management, leadership, supervision, project management and working with teams to address specified goals with demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.

    Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.







    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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