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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


Please submit a completed SCPL application, resume, and cover letter for consideration.


POSTING DATE: February 27, 2015

JOB TITLE: Teen Services Assistant, Grade 16

LOCATION: Headquarters

DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2015

SALARY: $1,615 per month minimum


HOURS: 30 hours per week average (includes generous benefits package)

Monday and Tuesday: 8:45am-4:45pm

Wednesday: 12-6 or 9:15am-6pm, depending on the week

Friday: 1:15-9:15pm

Every 4th weekend: Saturday 8:45-6:15

Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes (may be asked to work other times as needed). If selected to interview, each candidate will be required to submit a one page review of a teen book and a plan for a teen program.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and experience working with teens



  • Assist public with information requests, reader’s advisory, and computer questions, while supervising and enforcing rules in a busy Teen Room
Develop, promote, and implement innovative programs that meet the needs and interests of teens      

Participate in department meetings, committee meetings, and online discussions

Write teen book reviews and produce content for newsletters


    Genuinely enjoy a diverse teen population and interact with the public in a positive and constructive manner

    Possess solid organizational and communication skills (specifically writing and proofreading)

    Be willing to take direction and work independently or in a team environment

    Demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellent customer service skills, and flexibility

    Exhibit creativity, demonstrate initiative, and learn quickly

    Be able to prioritize work, multi-task, and pay attention to detail

    Be energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude and willing to do whatever the job requires

    Have knowledge of teen literature with strong reader’s advisory skills

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

    Have knowledge of pop culture of interest to teen

    Ability to push heavy carts and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs





  • 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


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



  • 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


  • 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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