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!

Circulation Assistant

POSITION AVAILABLE: Circulation Assistant

SCHEDULE: Part-time – 20 hours per week

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by October 1, 2021.

Applications available for pick-up at the Library or download an application at

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.

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:  $11.96 per hour.

For further information contact Eden Kendall at (417) 623-7953, ext. 1013; or e-mail

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posted 9/15/21

The Library only accepts applications when there are available positions.