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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: Monday, November 17, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

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


    HOURS: 12 hours per week plus Every Fourth Weekend:

    Monday - Thursday 6-9pm

    Saturday 9:15 am – 12:15 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm


    EDUCATION: 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: November 14, 2014           

  • JOB TITLE: Teen Assistant, Grade 17

  • LOCATION: Landrum Library

  • DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

  • SALARY: $1130 minimum per month


  • HOURS: 20 hours per week

  • Weeks 1 & 3:  Tues. 1-6, Thurs. 10:30-6, Fri. 11-6, Sat 9-2

  • Weeks 2 & 4:  Tues. 1-6, Thurs. 10:30-6, Fri. 11-6


  • 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.

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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