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Current Durham County Library open positions are listed below. To apply for a position, click the “Apply Now” link within the position description. You will be taken to the description on the Durham County website where you can apply online.

New positions are posted every Monday.

For a complete list of all Durham County job openings, see the county’s employment page.

Current Openings

SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT - EAST REGIONAL

Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment in the East Regional Library Circulation Unit. Supports library circulation functions such as checking items in and out, daily intake and delivery of library materials, pulling holds, shelving, stocking displays, library notices, fee collection, and customer accounts. Supervises, trains, reviews Library Pages as well as coordinates their work schedules. Serves on system teams and committees, as assigned. Assists Library Circulation Manager with special projects as needed. Work is performed under the supervision of the Library Circulation Manager. Should possess computer skills, knowledge of supervision and the ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Although this position is based at the East Regional Library, this person may work at other Durham County Library locations on an “as-needed” basis.

Requirements: Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree and two years library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Contract Type: Full-time

Work Percentage: 100.00

Posting Date: 06/22/2015

Closing Date: 07/03/2015

Salary Range: $29,282.00 – $52,708.00

Position Number: 40002202

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ADMINISTRATIVE LIBRARIAN II - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR

The Community Engagement Administrator provides leadership, direction, management and administration of the library’s new Community Engagement Department. The Community Engagement Administrator will be a member of Durham County Library’s Executive Leadership Team and will report to the Deputy Director.

Working in close collaboration with the Deputy Director, department staff, and library staff in the regional and branch libraries, the Community Engagement Administrator will create and maintain productive relationships with community groups, advocates, library users and other key stakeholders in an effort to better meet the needs of the Durham community. He/she will utilize a strong customer focus to identify, plan and coordinate the development and delivery of high-quality special events, programs and outreach activities that support the Library’s mission and fulfill its strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will remain current with trends and issues in and beyond the library arena. The person will represent Durham County Library at community meetings and events, which at times requires evening and weekend attendance. He/she will be a seasoned manager who is able to inspire and lead the department in having a meaningful and lasting impact on the community. Excellent communication skills, diplomacy, tact, and a commitment to establishing an environment of open communication and rational decision-making. Ability to deliver effective presentations and a high level of comfort with public speaking. Experience and success working in partnership with local residents and community organizations. Deep and continually developing knowledge of trends and issues related to programming, events and outreach services in the library and non-library arena. Demonstrated ability to evaluate, programs, projects and system-wide initiatives and measure impact against service objectives. Demonstrated ability to effectively use resources. Ability to deliver effective presentations and a high level of comfort with public speaking. Five years of management/supervisory experience is preferred. Experience and success working in partnership with local residents and community organizations. Events development and planning experience is strongly desired. Fluent and proficient in a language other than English. Spanish preferred.

Requirements: Requires master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library school and at least four years in professional library work, preferably with previous automation and supervisory experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must obtain certification from North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Contract Type: Full-time

Work Percentage: 100.00

Posting Date: 06/22/2015

Closing Date: 07/10/2015

Salary Range: $52,707.00 – $94,873.00

Position Number: 40001749

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Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015