Careers at the Joplin Public Library

Become a Part of Our Team

We often have part-time or volunteer positions available.

Become a

Volunteer

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!

Children’s Assistant, Circulation Assistant, and Custodian

Children’s Assistant

POSITION AVAILABLE: Children’s Assistant

SCHEDULE: Part-time position (20 hours per week) combination of daytime, evenings and weekends required.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 12, 2020

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assists patrons in finding information in person, on the telephone, and via email; Plans and conducts children’s programs in collaboration with the Children’s Librarian and other staff, both in person and virtually; Cleans and maintains order in the Children’s Department; Opens and closes the Children’s department- some evening and weekend hours are required; Creates marketing materials, brochures, and bookmarks; Enforces library policies; Performs other duties as assigned by the Children’s Librarian

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Two years of college or equivalent experience; must enjoy working with the public, especially children and their parents; possess good communication and public relations skills; have a wide knowledge of children’s literature and interest in a variety of subjects; and able to maintain a cheerful demeanor under pressure.

BENEFITS: Benefits package includes a monthly accrual of sick and personal leave, a yearly accrual of two weeks vacation leave and ten paid holidays per year; health dental, life and vision insurance available at COBRA rates.

STARTING SALARY: $11.7318

APPLICATION: Applications are available at the library or download an application at www.joplinpubliclibrary.org/LibraryApp.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Christina Matekel-Gibson at (417) 623-7953 ext. 1038; or email cmatekel@joplinpubliclibrary.org.

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Circulation Assistant

POSITION AVAILABLE: Circulation Assistant

SCHEDULE: Half-time (20 hours per week), non-exempt

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by September 15, 2020.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supports the Circulation Department by serving the needs of library patrons and organizing the return of library materials to their designated locations. This is a clerical position requiring outstanding customer service skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational proficiency, familiarity with Library policies and procedures, and the ability to interpret these to the public.

Half-time, non-exempt position

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Two years of college preferable, or equivalent experience.

BENEFITS: Benefits package includes a monthly accrual of sick and personal leave, a yearly accrual of two weeks vacation leave and ten paid holidays per year.

SALARY:  $11.73 per hour.

Applications available for pick-up at the library or download an application at www.joplinpubliclibrary.org/LibraryApp.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eden Elliott at (417) 623-7953, ext. 1013; or e-mail eelliott@joplinpubliclibrary.org.

Custodian

POSITION AVAILABLE: Custodian

SCHEDULE: Part-time position (20 hours per week), with a combination of afternoons, evenings and weekends required.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 12, 2020

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, performs a variety of cleaning activities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent and experience equivalent to one full year of custodial work. Basic e-mail, writing and verbal communication ability required.

BENEFITS: Benefits package includes a monthly accrual of sick and personal leave, a yearly accrual of two weeks vacation and ten paid holidays per year; health, dental, and vision insurance available at COBRA rates.

STARTING SALARY: $11.6756/hr.

APPLICATION: Applications are available at the library, 1901 E. 20th St., or download an application at www.joplinpubliclibrary.org/LibraryApp.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa E. Brown at (417) 623-7953 ext. 1020, or email lbrown@joplinpubliclibrary.org

The Library only accepts applications when there are available positions.