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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



 *Please submit a cover letter with your application

*Please be prepared to present a short story-time if chosen for an interview


POSTING DATE: January 26, 2015

JOB TITLE: Children’s Assistant, Grade 17

LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library


SALARY: $2,260 per month minimum

HOURS: 40 hours per week (4 week rotation)

Week 1 & 2:  Mon.  9-6; Tues. 12-9; Wed. 9-6; Thurs. 9-6; Fri. 9-6

Week 3:  Mon. 9-6; Tues. 12-9; Wed. 9-6; Thurs. 9-6; Fri. Off; Sat. 9-6

Week 4:  Sun. 12:40-6; Mon. Off; Tues. 12-9; Wed. 9-6; Thurs. 9-6; Fri. 9-6


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



  • Plans, promotes and presents programs for children and homeschoolers, including story-time, special events and summer reading activities

Responsible for the children’s area in the library including displays, signage and  bulletin boards

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

Provides input on the children’s collection to the Director of Children’s Services

Participates in regular youth services 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



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 and work independently or in a team environment

Experience and ease with current library information technology

Creativity, organizational skills and flexibility (including some schedule changes)

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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