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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


Provide relief coverage for the NC Collection of the Durham County Library. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment, answering in-person, email and phone reference questions. Assist with processing manuscripts; digitization of materials; and metatdata input. Strong computer skills are required. Evening and weekend work required. Hours are subject to change. Must have reliable transportation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials and practices.
  • General knowledge of reader interest levels and good knowledge of procedures, books and authors relevant to the assigned area.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library patrons.
  • Ability to establish and maintain favorable public relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Requires a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.


Archival experience preferred.

Job Type: Part-Time, 10% Relief

Posting Date: 03/21/2017

Closing Date: 03/31/2017

Salary Min: $18.46/Hour

Salary Max: $33.23/Hour

Position Number: 40001757



Durham County Library is seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative web developer to design, develop, and manage the Library’s online properties including the website (virtual branch), public catalog, Summer Reading website, online calendar/room reservation system, staff intranet and more.

The individual in this role will lead the redesign of the Library’s website to coincide with the reopening of the renovated Main Library in 2019.

The webmaster will also work with digital collection platforms such as OverDrive, hoopla, Recorded Books and others to integrate these services into the Library’s website using APIs or other means. Provides training on the Library’s websites, electronic resources and other tools to library staff. Maintains and evaluates statistics of Library’s websites, digital collections and electronic resources.

While this position will be a member of the Library’s Technology Management unit, the webmaster will collaborate extremely closely with Durham County Library’s Marketing and Development unit on website content, social media and online marketing of the Library’s programs and initiatives. Contributes to the Library’s social media accounts. Creates graphics for web and social media as needed. Oversees the Library’s e-newsletters and designs and solicits content for the system-wide e-newsletter.

The webmaster provides excellent customer service via email, phone and support ticketing system to internal and external customers. Occasional nights, weekends or on-call duties may be required to support Library initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in web design and demonstrated proficiency in HTML, CSS and scripting technologies such as PHP and JavaScript.
  • Experience in integrating third party data into websites via APIs or other means.
  • Knowledge of web design best practices.
  • Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • Familiarity with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create online graphics.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to identify requirements, find and evaluate alternatives, present solutions, make recommendations and follow projects through to completion.
  • Ability to take initiative and use creative and innovative thinking to find solutions.
  • Ability to serve as a team leader, providing coordination and leadership to other team members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers and department officials.
  • Ability to provide technical training to library staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Willingness to assist other members of the Technology Management unit as needed to support the goals of the Library.


Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in computer science or a related field and two years of experience in developing or managing websites.

Job Type: Full Time

Posting Date: 03/14/2017

Closing Date: 03/31/2017

Salary Min: $39,600

Salary Max: $71,280

Position Number: 40003876


Updated: March 22, 2017