Careers at the Joplin Public Library

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We often have part-time or volunteer positions available.


Available Positions

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The library is grateful to our terrific volunteers who lighten the staff’s load in many ways. If you’re interested in volunteering at the library, please stop by and fill out a volunteer application or complete the form. Volunteers generally work shelving materials or assisting in the Technical Processing department with materials processing, but if you have special skills, we’ll see what we can find for you!

POSITION AVAILABLE: Children’s Assistant

Children’s Assistant

SCHEDULE: Approximately 20 hours per week, evening and weekend hours needed

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBLITIES: Assist patrons in finding information; plan and conduct children’s programs in collaboration with the Children’s Librarian and other staff; clean and maintain order in the Children’s Department; open and close the Children’s department- evening and weekend hours needed; provide readers’ advisory assistance; instruct patrons in basic library use; perform other duties as assigned by the Children’s Librarian; and supervise library’s Makerspace as needed

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Two years of college or equivalent experience. Experience working with children is preferred.

BENEFITS: This position includes sick/personal leave after one month and 40 hours annual vacation after one year of employment.

SALARY: Starting pay is $11.61 an hour

APPLICATION: Applications available for pick up at the library or download and print an application at Turn your application in at Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th St., Joplin, Mo. Position open until filled.

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.