TCPLS Job Openings

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Location: Boston, Georgia

Job Type: Part-Time

Wage: $11.00 per hour

The Thomas County Public Library System is currently looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and creative individual to serve as the library branch assistant of one of its county libraries located in Boston, Georgia. This is a part-time position working up to 19 hours per week, Monday through Thursday from 1:15pm – 6.00pm plus occasional weekends in Thomasville Branch (non-negotiable).

Ideal candidates must have a positive attitude, possess excellent computer skills with good written and oral communication skills. Good judgement, patience, and courtesy when working with a variety of individuals with differing needs and abilities is necessary.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting Branch Manager with programs for children and adults.
  • Helping with bulletin boards, displays, and decorations.
  • Assisting patrons in using the library resources, including computers.
  • Checking materials in and out of the Branch, so that materials are accounted for.
  • Maintaining order of the Branch by monitoring patrons’ behavior.
  • Helping keep shelves and materials neat and ready for use.
  • Cleaning library between regular maintenance visits.
  • May need to work alone to open, operate, and close the Branch, in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Some knowledge and skill in the operation of computers, computer software, keyboards, and cash registers.
  • Ability to learn and explain policies and procedures related to circulation or use of library media.
  • Ability to deal effectively with library members and vendors in telephone and in-person contacts.
  • Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Previous experience in a library/bookstore/customer service environment.
  • Also, desirable: Bilingual (English/Spanish/Chinese).

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to climb ladders or stepstools, push and pull book carts, and lift and carry books.
  • Must be able to read and discern computer screens and book labels.

To Apply: Complete an application online, in-person or drop off a resume to the Thomasville or Boston Library. Resumes may be also be emailed to Business@TCPLS.Org with the subject: Boston Branch Assistant

Apply Online.