Employment

Please check here for open jobs at the nine libraries of the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County.

Current employment opportunities:

Head of Youth Services - Full-Time, University City Public Library

Are you committed to literacy? Do you enjoy experimenting with technology and innovative programming? The Youth Services department at University City Public Library is looking for a creative, tech-savvy leader with excellent customer service and library skills who will help us create young readers and celebrate the diversity of our community. We are seeking an imaginative librarian who approaches challenges with flexibility and a touch of humor. We need a department head who will:

  • Lead and supervise all Youth Services staff.
  • Provide timely and objective feedback on YS staff performance.
  • Foster the professional development of YS staff.
  • Provide and model exceptional public service toward all Library patrons.
  • Develop and deliver traditional, non-traditional, and innovative library services for all YS patrons.
  • Integrate new technologies into our existing programs and services.
  • Build on our current successful summer reading program.
  • Manage Youth Services collection development in all formats.
  • Use creative and collaborative strategies to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff members and with our diverse patron base.
  • Promote library services through social media, blogs and other outlets.
  • Set priorities and organize multiple tasks and projects for the department.
  • Collaborate with our management team members to ensure consistent messaging and leadership.
  • Manage and participate in youth services programming and outreach to the community; act as liaison with community groups.
  • Share knowledge of library trends for Youth Services, as well as national or state initiatives, with other local agencies serving kids and teens.

University City is a diverse suburb of St. Louis with 35,000+ residents and about the same number of card holders.

Requirements

Master’s degree in library science from an A.L.A.-accredited program preferred, or equivalent degree with commensurate experience working in a library setting. Five years professional experience as a librarian or in a similar field; experience in youth services essential, with supervisory experience preferred. Experience writing and administering grants a plus. Experience with Polaris ILS is also desired, but not required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive starting salary. Work schedule will include some evenings and weekends. The library offers a variety of benefits including vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a pension plan.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to humanresources@ucitylibrary.org.

Circulation Clerk & Marketing Coordinator - Part-Time, Rock Hill Public Library

The Rock Hill Public Library is looking for a part-time circulation clerk with the additional responsibility of marketing for the library. While the primary functions of the job are in customer service, this particular position will also maintain our social media accounts, update the website as needed, generate statistical reports, create event flyers, and maintain contact with certain outlets for publicity purposes. Daily circulation clerk duties include, but are not limited to: checking out books to patrons, materials promotion through creative displays, assisting the Director with components of collection development, event support, providing basic reference and readers' advisory, and general computer assistance for patrons.

We’re looking for someone who has worked directly with kids and adults in a professional capacity as you will work directly with the public on a daily basis. Excellent computer skills and social media experience are required, library experience is strongly preferred, and familiarity with WordPress, blogging, and graphic design software will be helpful. We are seeking an applicant who demonstrates creativity.

Working in a small library environment serving a municipality of almost 5,000 residents, you will join a staff of two full-time and three other part-time employees. 16-20 hours per week. 10.50/hr. Must be available to work mornings and alternating Saturdays.

Please submit a brief resume to jconroy@rhplmo.org. We will only contact those we will interview. 9811 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119. No phone calls please.

Reference Assistant—Full Time, Webster Groves Public Library
Assist patrons with computer questions and reference questions, use of digital media and general computer training. Position includes learning to apply for and administer grants, organization and scanning of historical documents, and other clerical duties. Must also become certified as a U.S. passport agent.
37.5 hour work week, includes evenings and weekends. Salary plus medical, dental, paid vacation, and pension plan.
Candidate must have a 4-year college degree; experience in libraries preferred, though not required.
Apply in person, or mail résumé and cover letter:
Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
NO PHONE CALLS
Webster Groves Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Seasonal Youth Service Associate - Part-Time, Kirkwood Public Library

The Kirkwood Public Library currently has a job opening for a seasonal summer position as Library Associate III-Youth Services Associate.  The position is part time for approximately 16-20 hours/week and starting salary is $12.50.  The position requires a friendly, team-oriented person with experience and interest working with Youth and in Children’s Literature. For specific schedule, detailed job description, and instructions on how to apply, please click here. No phone calls, please.

Seasonal Customer Service Associate - Part-Time, Kirkwood Public Library

The Kirkwood Public Library currently has a job opening for a Library Associate II – Seasonal Customer Service Associate. The position is seasonal from May 15th-August 14th for 20 hours/week and starting salary is $9.66/hour. We are seeking a candidate that is interested in creating an exceptional experience for every patron. For specific schedule, detailed job description, and instructions on how to apply, please click here. No phone calls, please.