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The Library accepts applications for available positions only.  An individual must complete an official Spartanburg County Public Library Application Form in order to be considered an applicant for employment. 

NOTE:  A resume CANNOT be used as a substitute for an employment form or work history but may be attached as additional information.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in the job posting or do not have the ability to perform the essential functions for the position, with or without accommodation, will not be considered for employment.

Applications are evaluated by the supervisors and the Human Resource Manager after the date listed on the job posting.  A few candidates are selected and contacted for an interview.
We unfortunately cannot contact and interview everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us within thirty days you may assume that the position has been offered to a candidate whose qualifications were best suited for the position.

Call our Jobline at   864-285-9190 for job openings and  updates on job positions.

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Job Application

Job Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

1. Mail your completed form to:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Attn: Human Resources
151 S Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

2. Fax to 864-596-3518

3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during operating hours.

NOTE: We do not provide interviews on-site or by telephone requests.

NOTE: The library does not accept applications via email at this time.

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Job Postings



    POSTING DATE: July 2, 2015         

    JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

    LOCATION: Landrum Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1695 minimum per month


    HOURS: 30 hours per week

    Weeks 1 & 3:  Mon 4-8, Tues 8:45-5:45, Wed 8:45-6, Thurs 10-6

    Weeks 2 & 4:  Mon 4-8, Tues. 8:45-5:45, Thurs. 10-6:15, Fri. 8:45-6, Sat 8:45-2


    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required



    Plans, promotes and presents programs for teens including games, crafts, movies and book discussions

    Responsible for the teen area in the library including displays, signage and  bulletin boards

    Performs a wide variety of circulation functions

    Communicates library information and makes regular visits to teens at local schools

    Provides input on the teen collection to the Director of Teen Services

    Participates in regular teen committee meetings, online discussions and book reviews

    Assists public with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, and computers

    Assumes responsibility of building and staff in supervisor’s absence

    Prepares deposits on appropriate days


    Ability to develop, schedule, promote and implement age-appropriate and interesting programs for teens ages 12-18

    Must genuinely enjoy working with a diverse teen population and be able to interact with teens in a positive and constructive manner; must be comfortable enforcing rules

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Must enjoy reading from all genres but especially teen literature

    Comfortable and proficient using technology (specifically Internet, Microsoft Office, social networking and video game systems)

    Experience working with & communicating with teens in groups

    Ability to take direction and to work independently and in a team environment

    Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize

    Enjoy public speaking

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

    Must be comfortable in a supervisory role

    Must exhibit creativity and take initiative

    Ability to push heavy carts and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.






    POSTING DATE: July 1, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Children’s Assistant, Grade 16

    LOCATION: Children’s Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1076 per month minimum


    HOURS: 20 hours per week:

    Monday, Tuesday and Friday 5:15-9:15pm; Wednesday and Thursday 8:45am-12:45pm.                                                                                                                                        

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children required.



    Assist patrons of all ages with information requests, readers’ advisory questions, computers, and self-checkout.

    Plan and implement in house programs for children – infants through tweens.

    Plan and implement outreach programs for children – infants through tweens.

    Select and checkout/check-in books for daycare centers.

    Help maintain the collection by assisting with weeding, shelf maintenance and shelving when needed.

    Enforce Library rules and regulations. 

    Monitor and maintain interactive play areas.           

    Create bibliographies, reading lists and displays.

    Other duties as needed.



    • Knowledge and familiarity with children’s literature for birth to 12 years.

    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.   

    • Must enjoy working with public of all ages.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Experience planning and implementing programs for children birth to 12 years.

    • Ability to take direction; work independently and in a team environment.

    • Experience and ease with current library information technology.

    • Creative, flexible and organized.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.


  • The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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