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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

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Provides clerical support for the Circulation Unit of the Southwest Regional Library. Checks materials in and out, answers questions and/or routes patron inquiries, registers customers for library cards, collects fines and fees, and generates various reports using library’s software programs. Works at the children’s and information desks as part of cross-scheduling training as assigned. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Library Circulation Manager. The person in this position will work rotating shifts including day, evening and weekend hours, as assigned. Although this position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, the selected candidate may be asked to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices
  • General knowledge of and ability to use correct spelling and punctuation
  • Effective oral and written communicate skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and customers

Requirements:

Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Part-Time – 53%

Posting Date: 2/12/2019

Closing Date: 2/18/2019

Salary Min: $15.00 / hour

Salary Max: $22.33 / hour

Position Number: 40001769

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ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

Serves as the Adult Services Unit Manager at the South 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 South Regional Adult Services staff. 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. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the regional library manager. Although this position is based at the South Regional Library, the person in this position may be asked to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current library practices
  • Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles and practices of public library administration
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision and training
  • Knowledge of various types of informational materials and methods or organizing materials and information
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with a diverse group of people of all ages
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees

Requirements:

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.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 2/12/2019

Closing Date: 2/26/2019

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40006026

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Updated: February 13, 2019