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Job Opportunities @ the Library

Thank you for considering the Orcas Island Library as a potential employer.

The Orcas Island Library seeks positive and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy public service, practice proactive customer relations and value lifelong learning. Every employee plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. All positions require a strong focus on customer service, professionalism, teamwork and technology experience.

Applications/résumés will be accepted at any time and will remain active for six months from the date of submission.

Employment at the Orcas Island Library
The Orcas Island Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons needing accommodations in the application or interview process should notify the Human Resources Director. Nothing in this site constitutes a promise or offer of employment.

Current Openings

Position Available: Library Support Staff

Schedule: 9-12 hours per week (9 scheduled and 3 as substitute, when needed); includes Saturdays and occasional Sundays.
Start Date: by May, 2016
Application deadline: by May 13 for first consideration; open until filled.
Starting pay: $12.35 per hour

Job summary: Provide information, checkout, and other services for library users; oversee work of volunteers; staff the Library building alone, once trained, when designated by the Library Director; work scheduled and substitute hours as needed during open hours of operation, including weekends and some evenings.

Required qualifications: the best combination of education, training, experience, motivation, and skills to perform effectively; ability to work well with colleagues, library users, and community organizations; ability to use, or to learn, an integrated online library system and a variety of print and online information sources.

Desired qualifications: specific knowledge of library practices, procedures, collections, and software applications; demonstrated successful experience in offering services to the public; familiarity with the world of books and online resources; experience with general office computer applications and networks.

To apply: please submit a letter of interest, plus a summary of education and experience. For more information, including a full Library Support Staff job description, visit our website; or contact Phil Heikkinen, Library Director, at 360-376-4985, or via email to pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org. The Library will require finalists to fill out its Application for Employment form.