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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 26, 2016

JOB TITLE: Security Assistant, Grade 16

LOCATION: Woodruff Library

DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2016

SALARY: $1,076 per month minimum


HOURS: 20 hours per week

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm

Wednesday & Friday 2-6pm

Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes.



  • High School Graduation with two years of experience related to security and/or law enforcement duties.

  • At least 21 years of age.

  • Valid SC Driver’s license with good driving record. If offered the position, applicant must provide a 10-year driving record.



· Patrols library continuously inside and outside.

· Maintains awareness of behaviors of patrons and staff.

· Maintains awareness of building security and safety.

· Greets patrons.

· Documents significant incidents.


· Ability to carry out assignments independently, while exhibiting tact, courtesy, and good judgment.

· Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. 

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and the general public.

· Initiative, resourcefulness, orderliness, and the ability to make decisions with minimum supervision.

· Thorough knowledge of security methods and procedures and of safety principles and practices.

· Ability to read and write legibly and maintain accurate reports.

· Ability to communicate concepts, general information, and task-oriented information in oral, written, and electronic forms.

· Must adhere to a specified dress code.

· Ability to stand, to walk, and climb stairs during all working hours.

· Ability to use a personal computer for basic word processing and email.










POSTING DATE: July 26, 2016

JOB TITLE: Library Page, Grade 3

LOCATION: Landrum Library

DATE AVAILABLE: August 16, 2016

SALARY: $8.33 per hour minimum ($8.00 per hour training wage)


HOURS:  11.5 hours per week average

Tuesday 3:30pm-8pm, Thursday 3:30pm-8pm & Every other Saturday 9am-2pm



Must have completed 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age.



  • Shelving books; straightening shelves; placing library materials in proper location

  • Places returned and new books on proper shelf

  • Places magazines and newspapers in proper order

  • Reshelves books left on tables and incorrectly shelved

  • Searches for lost/missing items and overdue books; pulls items from shelves

  • Maintains magazine display

  • Empties drop box



  • Good organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail

  • Neatness in personal appearance

  • Ability to adapt to new tasks with skill and ease

  • Familiar with Dewey Decimal system, able to alphabetize and arrange items numerically

  • Ability to interact with patrons in a positive, courteous manner and direct patrons to library staff

  • Observant and security minded

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately without close supervision

  • Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.











POSTING DATE: July 19, 2016

JOB TITLE: Facilities Maintenance Helper, Grade 12

LOCATION: Headquarters

DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2016

SALARY: $1,771 per month minimum


HOURS: 40 hours per week

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm



· Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in general building maintenance and related work.

· Must be able to lift 70 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently.

· Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of South Carolina and a good driving record.


· Cleans & maintains buildings and grounds

· Performs and assists with commercial/industrial building maintenance tasks

· Performs routine plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting and cleaning tasks

· Performs roof inspections and cleans drains

· Washes and vacuums vehicles and performs vehicle maintenance tasks such as changing oil, and minor repairs

· Ensures grounds are clean by picking up trash around building and emptying trash cans

· Helps set up meeting rooms; assists with custodial tasks

· Assists with upkeep of water feature at Headquarters

· Runs errands as needed; delivers books to branches; assists with receiving shipments; loads and unloads shipments; fills requests

· Performs related tasks as required


· General knowledge of common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of building and vehicular maintenance trades and of the use and characteristics of common building materials

· Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair tasks

· Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility

·        Ability to operate equipment and tools safely

· HVAC certificate and/or pool certificate a plus; background in electrical and plumbing a plus.









Applicants must possess a driver’s license valid in the state of South Carolina.

If selected to interview, each candidate will be required to submit a one page review of a recent teen book.


POSTING DATE: July 18, 2016

JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

LOCATION: Chesnee Library

DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2016

SALARY:  $1,413 minimum a month

HOURS: 25 hours per week:

4 week rotating schedule:

3 weeks schedule - Monday 10-5; Tuesday 3-8; Wednesday 2-6; Thursday 2-8; Friday 10-2.

4th week schedule – Monday off; Tuesday 3-8; Wednesday 1-6; Thursday 2-8; Friday 10-2; Saturday 9:30-4.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required



· Plans, promotes and presents programs for teens, and homeschoolers, including games, crafts and movies

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

· 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

· Assists with all circulation duties

· Assumes responsibility of building and staff in supervisor’s absence


· 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 18, 2016

JOB TITLE: Teen Department Intern

LOCATION: Headquarters

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: September 1-December 31, 2016

STIPEND: $500 stipend upon successful completion of internship


HOURS: 6-10 hours per week. The intern must complete at least 130 hours of work to qualify for the stipend. The schedule varies, but will mostly be Saturday afternoons and weekdays between 2-7pm.

The Teen Department of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries is pleased to offer an internship program designed to give Spartanburg County teens ages 14-18 an opportunity to work in a public library setting and gain hands-on experience and valuable skills. To apply, please read through the posting, complete an application, and turn it in at the Teen Desk in the Teen Room. Applications are also available in the Teen Room. Teens selected to interview will be contacted.


  • Provide input on department initiatives and library services
  • Collaborate with staff on program planning and provide program assistance
  • Shelve and maintain neatness of the teen collections
  • Write book reviews, newsletter, and social media content
  • Generally assist Teen Department staff and the public in the Teen Room
  • Plan and lead a teen program as the culmination of internship
  • Complete a post-internship survey form upon completion of requirements



  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever is required
  • Organized, punctual, and able to adhere to a schedule
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Willing to take direction, learn quickly, and work independently
  • Exhibit creativity, a good work ethic, and flexibility
  • Enjoy reading teen literature
  • Ability to push heavy carts
  • Spartanburg County resident and SCPL cardholder



  • Gain work experience and community service
  • Enhance college applications and build resume
  • Acquire a future reference and a letter of recommendation
  • A digital portfolio of initiatives and accomplishments assembled throughout the internship
  • $500 stipend upon successful completion of internship





      POSTING DATE: March 29, 2016

      JOB TITLE: Community Connections Librarian, Grade 23 (Reference Area)

      LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

      DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

      SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum


      HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position.

      Hours are generally, Mon-Fri including some evening and weekend hours.

      One regular night per week, one Friday night every six weeks, and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weeks


      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library


      ESSAY RESPONSE REQUIRED: Submit a typed response, 300 words or less, to the following topic: Describe a program you designed based on a community interest. Applications must include the essay response to be considered. Resumes and cover letters strongly encouraged.



      · Identify creative interests of the local community and connect these interests with a library Makerspace

      · Develop and manage projects and timelines for library Makerspace areas including the preparation of a schedule, programming activities, and an annual Maker Faire

      · Develop and maintain contacts with individuals and organizations to partner with the library regarding Makerspace activities and the annual Maker Faire

      · Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer, answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons


      · Ability to create a gathering place for the community that encourages new ideas and learning

      · Desire and ability to create and implement programs

      · Strong organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects and meet deadlines                        

      · Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

      · Ability to communicate clearly, utilizing effective customer service, to establish and maintain positive working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations        

      · Extensive experience with print and electronic research

      · Experience and proficiency with current and emerging technology

      · Interacts effectively with the people of all ages and backgrounds

      · Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices

      · A valid South Carolina driver license









      • POSTING DATE: September 11, 2015

      • JOB TITLE: Server Administrator, Grade 23

      • LOCATION: Systems, Headquarters

      • DATE AVAILABLE: November 1, 2015

      • SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

      • HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and participation in 24/7 on-call support rotation schedule



      • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field with 5 years of experience managing a Servers and related hardware in a Microsoft environment. 


      • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:        

      Responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting, upgrading, planning the server infrastructure for the Library.  Servers to include storage, printing, email, application servers, active directory, webservers, DNS. 

      Monitor, Maintain, troubleshoot current backup strategy and appropriate logs and make recommendations on improvements.

      Participate in incident resolution, problem management, on call support rotation, and end user support as needed.

      Help develop, document, communicate operating procedures and help deliver training to end users.

      Gather information related to staff use of computers and use the information to make improvements.

      Help maintain inventory of computer equipment and licensing of Library software.

      Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action. Performs related tasks as required

      Act as backup support for Desktop Administrator;

      Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.                                                                                         


      Strong understanding of Microsoft Server Operating Systems and services including Active Directory (Multi-site), Microsoft Exchange, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SharePoint, Symantec Backup Exec, McAfee E-Policy Orchestrator, Certificate Services, IIS, Group Policy, PowerShell.

      Related IT industry recognized certifications (A+, Server+, MCP, CompTIA) a plus

      Experience with Server Virtualization platforms (Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix) a plus

      Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

      Monitor operation of servers on a daily basis and make recommendations on areas of improvements;

      Monitor security of servers and report problems to SC-ISAC task force;

      Manage and maintain Polaris Integrated Library System and Comprise SAM server software;

      Document server configurations and practices

    • 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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