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Employment Opportunities

Alexandria Library is a great library system to work for, rich in history and located in a city which boasts incredible diversity. We proudly reflect that diversity, with 22 different languages spoken by our 102 staff members. Positions include full-time, part- time, and seasonal jobs in both professional and paraprofessional capacities. Vacancies are posted as they occur, so check back often. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!

 

Positions

Please submit a completed application form for each position for which you are applying. You may download the Employment Application in PDF format or fill it out online.

 

Library Assistant I -- Part Time -- Duncan Branch Library (2 positions) 

Sunday Library Assistant -- Part Time -- Beatley Central Library

 

 

LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – TWO POSITIONS

25 HOURS PER WEEK (1)

20 HOURS PER WEEK (1)

JAMES M. DUNCAN JR. BRANCH LIBRARY


The Alexandria Library is seeking two dedicated and flexible team players to join the Circulation team at the Duncan Library.  These are regular, part-time positions.  The ideal candidates will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy neighborhood library.


Duties:

  • Assisting library users in routine selection and location of library materials;
  • Checking library materials in and out for library users;
  • Collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards and revising registration records;
  • Assisting patrons with the use of self-check machines, library catalogs and other databases, Internet computers, printers and copy machines;
  • Shelf-reading, inventory and withdrawal of library materials;
  • Maintenance of one or more sections of the collection; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Willingness to acquire some knowledge of library practices and techniques;
  • Some knowledge of and interest in literature;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, in busy and sometimes difficult circumstances;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, without constant supervision;
  • An aptitude for customer service.

 

Minimum requirements: 

  • A two-year college degree;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and basic arithmetic and computer skills;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds;
  • Foreign language skills and customer service experience preferred.

  

Schedule:  20 or 25 hours per week.  Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the Duncan Library and will include days, evenings, and two Saturdays per month.

 

Compensation: $15.016 per hour.

 

Benefits:  Eligible for pro-rated accrued annual and sick leave and health and dental insurance.

 

Application instructions:

Click here to apply, attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Marilyn Doherty, Circulation Manager, Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA  22301. Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.

 

Position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before March 20, 2015 will receive first consideration.  


 

SUNDAY LIBRARY ASSISTANT I

TEMPORARY - 4 HOURS PER WEEK

CHARLES E. BEATLEY JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

The Alexandria Library is seeking an energetic and reliable staff member to join the Sunday Services team at the Beatley Central Library as a temporary Library Assistant I.

 

Duties:        

  • Assisting library users in routine selection and location of library materials;
  • Checking library materials in and out for library users;
  • Collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards and revising registration records;
  • Assisting patrons with the use of self-check machines, library catalogs and other databases, Internet computers, printers and copy machines;
  • Shelf-reading, inventory and withdrawal of library materials;
  • Maintenance of one or more sections of the collection; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Willingness to acquire some knowledge of library practices and techniques;
  • Some knowledge of and interest in literature;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, in busy and sometimes difficult circumstances;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, without constant supervision;
  • An aptitude for customer service.

 

Minimum requirements: 

  • A two-year college degree;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and basic arithmetic and computer skills;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds;
  • Foreign language skills and customer service experience preferred.

 

Schedule: 4 hours per week each Sunday the Library is open for service.

 

Compensation: $15.016 per hour.

  

Benefits:  Not eligible for benefits as the position is temporary.

 

Application instructions:

Click here to apply, attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Colleen Funkhouser, Sunday Circulation Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304. Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.

 

Position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before March 20, 2015 will receive first consideration.  

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