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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

  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015.

     

    POSTING DATE: March 26, 2015

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

    LOCATION: Headquarters

    SALARY: $2,153 per month minimum

    DATE AVAIL.:  eptember 1, 2015

                                                                   

    HOURS:  40 hours per week:

    Week 1: Sun 1:15-6:15, Mon 12:00-9:15, Tues 8:45-6:00, Wed 8:45-5:45, Fri 12:15-9:15

    Week 2 & 3: Mon 12:15-9:15, Tues-Friday 8:45-5:45

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

    Note:  Flexibility required for schedule changes.

     

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Creates and/or 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 and audio and e-books to personal e-readers and other digital devices

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

     

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    Ability to lead various programs including but not limited to book discussions and film discussions

    Ability to create new 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

    Proficiency using Internet resources and assisting others in Internet searching

    Good working knowledge of social networking sites

    Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

    Experience using a variety of technologies and generally adept at adapting to changing technologies such as tablets, e-readers, and MP3 players.

    Ability to collaborate as a team or work independently

    Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with public of all ages

     

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015.

     

    POSTING DATE: March 23, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    SALARY: 886 monthly minimum

     

    HOURS: 20 hours per week:

    Week 1:  Monday 4-9, Wednesday 4-9, Thursday 4-9, Friday 1-6

    Week 2:  Monday 5-9, Wednesday 5-9, Thursday 5-9, Saturday 9-6

    Week 3:  Sunday 12:40-6, Monday 5-9, Wednesday 5-9, Thursday 5-9

    Week 4:  Monday 4-9, Wednesday 4-9, Thursday 4-9, Friday 9-2

     

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

                                                               

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some clerical or public service experience

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:        

    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

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

     

    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

     

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015.

     

    POSTING DATE: March 24, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

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

     

    HOURS: 18 hours per week

    Week 1: Monday & Tuesday 5-9:15, Wednesday-Friday 6-9:15

    Week 2: Monday & Tuesday 5-9:15, Wednesday & Thursday 6-9:15, Saturday 2:15-6:15

    Week 3: Sunday 1:15-6:15, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 5-9:15

    Week 4: Monday-Thursday 5-9:15

     

    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 TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2015

     

    POSTING DATE: March.17, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Cyrill - Westside Branch

    DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1329 per month minimum                                              

     

    HOURS: 30 hours per week:             

    Week 1: Monday: 9-5; Wednesday: 12-9; Friday: 9-5; Saturday: 9-6

    Week 2: Sunday: 12:40-6; Monday: 9-5; Wednesday: 12-9; Friday: 9-5

    Weeks 3 and 4: Monday: 9-5; Tuesday: 9-5; Wednesday: 12-9; Friday: 9-6

     

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

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

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

    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

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    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

     

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015.

     

    POSTING DATE: March17, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Branch Assistant, Grade 17

    LOCATION: Boiling Springs Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1,413 minimum a month

     

    HOURS: 25 hours per week average (4 week rotation)

    Week A:   Mon: 1:30-8, Tues & Thurs: 9-3:30, Fri: 9-3:15, Sat: 9:30-6 

    Week B:   Sun: 1-6, Mon: 1:30-8, Tues & Thurs: 9-3:30, Fri: 9-3:15        

    Week C & D:  Mon: 2-8, Tues & Thurs & Fri: 9-3:15                                 

     

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Plans, promotes and presents programs for adults including movies, book discussions, and other programs of interest to adults

    Responsible for book displays, signage and  bulletin boards

    Makes contacts in the community to promote the library

    Works with the Branch Librarian and the Director of Multimedia and Adult Services to coordinate Summer Reading and other special programs for adults

    Participates in adult services 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 interesting programs for adults

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Must enjoy reading from all genres for adults, teens, and children

    Comfortable and proficient using technology (specifically Internet, Microsoft Office, and e-readers)

    Ability to provide friendly, proactive customer service

    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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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS Tuesday, March 31st,  2015.

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  • POSTING DATE: February 27, 2015
    JOB TITLE; Branch Librarian II, Grade 26
    LOCATION: Landrum Library
    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2015
    SALARY: $42,100 minimum yearly

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

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

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  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises staff, programming and building needs for the Landrum 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

  • KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • 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

  • 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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