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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

ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

  • Serves as the Adult Services Manager at the North Regional Library and coordinates the implementation of adult programs.
  • Responsible for training, supervision and management of North Regional Adult Services staff.
  • Performs professional and administrative library work and develops and provide library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget.
  • Develops proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations.
  • Serves on the regional library management team and committees as assigned.
  • Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the North Regional Library Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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 of organizing materials and information.
  • 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.

Certifications, License, and Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Preferred:

The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 10/09/2019

Closing Date: 10/23/2019

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40003060

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LIBRARY ASSISTANT - TEEN SERVICES

Support functions of the North Regional Teen Services unit by assisting Teen Librarian in planning and executing programs and with special projects that support the library’s strategic plan; answering directional and informational questions; assisting customers in the use of library technology such as public computers, printers and copiers. Perform circulation functions such as registering new library borrowers and pulling holds. Serve on system teams and committees as assigned. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Teen Librarian. Although the position is based at the North Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures; general knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees and patrons.
  • Ability to acquire special competence in a specific phase of library work.
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinate workers.

Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in library science or a related field and six months in general library experience.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Part-Time – 50%

Posting Date: 10/10/2019

Closing Date: 10/24/2019

Salary Min: $15.00 / hour

Salary Max: $24.57 / hour

Position Number: 40004075

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STEAM UNIT MANAGER

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Services Unit Manager at the Main Library.
  • Oversee the Main Library’s two Maker/STEAM spaces, the STEAM services team, and STEAM-related programming and outreach.
  • Responsible for training, supervision and management of the STEAM Services staff.
  • Performs professional and administrative library work and develops library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget.
  • Oversee, in conjunction with IT staff, the upkeep and use of Maker technologies in the Main Library and system-wide.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating STEAM programming at the Main Library.
  • Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment.
  • Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Main Library Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources, procedures, and systems
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of tools for evaluating the community and its information needs.
  • Experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs for a wide variety of customers.
  • Ability to plan innovative programs in multiple locations.
  • Ability to adapt programming to meet the needs and skill levels of customers.
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions.
  • High degree of comfort learning new technologies.
  • Experience with computer coding, programming, circuitry, 3D printing and/or other Maker/STEAM literacy technologies
  • 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.

Education and Experience:

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

Preferred:

The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience and experience running Makerspaces.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 10/22/2019

Closing Date: 11/05/2019

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40009531

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Updated: October 22, 2019