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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


Serves as Children’s Services Manager at the Southwest Regional Library. Coordinates the implementation of age specific reader programs. Responsible for training, supervision and management of Southwest Regional Children’s Services staff. Performs professional and administrative library work developing and providing library services and programs that further 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. Work at the circulation and information desks as part of cross-scheduling training as assigned. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Southwest Regional Library Manager. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience, knowledge of current library practices, skill with library technology, and the ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Although the position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations.

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

Special Requirement: Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Contract Type: Full-time

Work Percentage: 100.00

Posting Date: 02/01/2016

Closing Date: 02/12/2016

Salary Range: $43,560.00 – $78,408.00

Position Number: 40006005



Performs a variety of tasks essential to the efficient operation of the Bookmobile; supports the services and general goals and objectives of Family Literacy and Community Services; assists with story times; prepares deposit crates for preschools and pulls special requests for preschool visits; and performs circulation duties using the Horizon automated system. Work is performed under the unit manager. Must be able to drive the Bookmobile regularly and assist in overseeing its maintenance. Should possess excellent customer service skills, computer skills and the ability to work pleasantly and efficiently with people of all ages. Ability to speak Spanish is highly preferred but not required. General knowledge of Contemporary books for children and adults preferred.

Requirements: Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by courses in typing and office procedures and six months of experience in clerical or general office work.

Special Requirement: Physical strength to lift, carry, and/or push moderately heavy loads (up to 50 lbs). Must possess a valid NC driver’s license with a three year acceptable driving record.

Contract Type: Full-time

Work Percentage: 100.00

Posting Date: 02/02/2016

Closing Date: 02/08/2016

Salary Range: $26,120.00 – $43,560.00

Position Number: 40001813


Updated: Monday, February 8, 2016