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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.

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

Current Openings


Serves as the Adult Services Unit Manager at the Southwest Regional Library. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Performs professional and administrative library work developing and providing library based services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan. Must be equally comfortable providing services via phone, online chat, email and in person while providing a high and consistent level of customer service. Responsible for training, supervision and management of the Adult Services staff at the Southwest Regional Library. Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget. Develops proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations. Serves on the regional library management team and on other committees as assigned. Works at the circulation and children’s desks as part of cross-scheduling training as assigned. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Southwest Regional Library Manager. Although this position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, the person in this position may be asked to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Should possess considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience.
  • knowledge of current library practices, skill with library technology.
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages.
  • Ability to speak Spanish, a plus.


Requires a master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and six months of experience in professional library work.

Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 07/20/2016

Closing Date: 08/05/2016

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Maximum Hiring Salary: $45,000.00

Position Number: 40005976


Updated: July 25, 2016