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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

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Youth Services Assistant | Margaret Walker Alexander Library

POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Margaret Walker Alexander Library (2525 Robinson Street in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Elementary Education or a related field is required 

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant plans and executes the services and programs for children, teens and young adults and assists patrons in the use of the library.

DUTIES: Work involves selecting books and materials of interest to children, teens and young adults; preparing and presenting story time and crafts; confers with teachers, parents and community groups to assist in developing programs to encourage and improve children’s communication skills; conducts activities including story time, puppet shows and anime.  In the absence of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant acts in the role of the Branch Manager.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                     

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Youth Services Assistant | Medgar Evers Library

POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Medgar Evers Library (4215 Medgar Evers Boulevard in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Librarian

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Elementary Education or a related field is required 

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant plans and executes the services and programs for children, teens and young adults and assists patrons in the use of the library.

DUTIES: Work involves selecting books and materials of interest to children, teens and young adults; preparing and presenting story time and crafts; confers with teachers, parents and community groups to assist in developing programs to encourage and improve children’s communication skills; conducts activities including story time, puppet shows and anime.  In the absence of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant acts in the role of the Branch Manager.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                     

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Youth Services Assistant | Willie Morris Library

POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Elementary Education or a related field is required 

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant plans and executes the services and programs for children, teens and young adults and assists patrons in the use of the library.

DUTIES: Work involves selecting books and materials of interest to children, teens and young adults; preparing and presenting story time and crafts; confers with teachers, parents and community groups to assist in developing programs to encourage and improve children’s communication skills; conducts activities including story time, puppet shows and anime.  In the absence of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant acts in the role of the Branch Manager.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                     

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Youth Services Assistant | Richard Wright Library

POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Richard Wright Library, 515 West McDowell Road, Jackson, MS  39204

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Elementary Education or a related field is required 

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant plans and executes the services and programs for children, teens and young adults and assists patrons in the use of the library.

DUTIES: Work involves selecting books and materials of interest to children, teens and young adults; preparing and presenting story time and crafts; confers with teachers, parents and community groups to assist in developing programs to encourage and improve children’s communication skills; conducts activities including story time, puppet shows and anime.  In the absence of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Assistant acts in the role of the Branch Manager.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                     

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Circulation Assistant | ANY LOCATION (in Jackson)

POSITION: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT

LOCATION: A N Y   L O C A T I O N (in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED (Some College Desired)

Position requires prior comparable work experience and computer skills; ability to effectively work with library patrons and staff; basic knowledge of library use and procedures preferred.  Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending.

DUTIES: Work involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system.  Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                    

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Circulation Assistant | ANY LOCATION (in Hinds County)

POSITION: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT

LOCATION: A N Y   L O C A T I O N (in Hinds County)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED (Some College Desired)

Position requires prior comparable work experience and computer skills; ability to effectively work with library patrons and staff; basic knowledge of library use and procedures preferred.  Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending.

DUTIES: Work involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system.  Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation.                    

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Shelver (Part-Time) | Beverly J. Brown Library (Byram)

POSITION: SHELVER (Part-Time)

LOCATION: Beverly J. Brown Library (Byram)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, shelves library materials, reads shelves, and pulls holds. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending. Work also involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system. Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services. Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: MUST be willing to work as needed between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday thru Friday; all day on Saturdays (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM). The successful applicant will work up to 17 hours per week.                  

COMPENSATION: $7.25 per hour.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Shelver (Part-Time) | Quisenberry Library (Clinton)

POSITION: SHELVER (Part-Time)

LOCATION: Quisenberry Library (Clinton)

REPORTS TO: Branch Librarian

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, shelves library materials, reads shelves, and pulls holds. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending. Work also involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system. Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services. Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: Scheduled within the library’s hours of operation; MUST be willing to work all day on Saturdays. The successful applicant will work up to 17 hours per week.                  

COMPENSATION: $7.25 per hour.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Shelver (Part-Time) | Richard Wright Library

POSITION: SHELVER (Part-Time)

LOCATION: Richard Wright Library (Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, shelves library materials, reads shelves, and pulls holds.  Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending. Work also involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system.  Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: MUST be willing to work as needed between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday thru Friday; all day on Saturdays (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM). The successful applicant will work up to 17 hours per week.                  

COMPENSATION: $7.25 per hour.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Shelver (Part-Time) Mornings | Willie Morris Library

POSITION: SHELVER (Part-Time) Mornings

LOCATION: Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, shelves library materials, reads shelves, and pulls holds. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending. Work also involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system. Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services. Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: MUST be willing to work as needed between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday thru Friday; all day on Saturdays. The successful applicant will work up to 17 hours per week.                  

COMPENSATION: $7.25 per hour.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Shelver (Part-Time) Afternoon | Willie Morris Library

POSITION: SHELVER (Part-Time) Afternoon

LOCATION: Willie Morris Library (4912 Old Canton Road in Jackson)

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, shelves library materials, reads shelves, and pulls holds. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, stooping, and bending. Work also involves responsibility for routine circulation and clerical functions using automated circulation system. Performs branch circulation duties including charging books in and out, data inputting, and answering telephones; providing assistance to patrons with routine informational services. Performs other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager.

HOURS: MUST be willing to work as needed between 2:00 PM and closing. Monday thru Friday; all day on Saturdays. The successful applicant will work up to 17 hours per week.                  

COMPENSATION: $7.25 per hour.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application and resume to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Custodian

POSITION: CUSTODIAN

LOCATION: Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED 

This is a full-time position. It requires keeping buildings clean and in an orderly condition. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable. The successful candidate must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

DUTIES: Some of the duties include but are not limited to: sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming hallways, stairs, and office space; emptying trash and garbage containers; notifying management concerning the need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, and ventilating equipment; cleaning debris from sidewalks and parking lots; prepping and painting on an as needed basis walls and other areas; moving and delivering items such as tables and chairs to and from branches. Outside duties include but are not limited to: maintenance work; performing lawn maintenance; trimming shrubbery, and cleaning drains. Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

HOURS: 40 hours per week.                     

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

Maintenance Technician

POSITION: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

LOCATION: Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED is required. Must have three to six months of related experience and/or training in general building maintenance; experience in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and carpentry work (including painting interior and exterior walls and trim); must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with staff; must be able to frequently handle materials and equipment in excess of 50 pounds and occasionally lift over 100 pounds. This position requires frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling and bending and standing for extended periods of time; must hold valid driver’s license, be insurable and have a good driving record.

DUTIES: Performs general building and lawn maintenance throughout the 14 branches of the Library System; participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of facilities, lawns and landscaping buildings, Library System vehicles and fixtures; must act as backup Courier and provide custodial services on a limited basis; required to keep records on time spent, supplies used and completed work tasks. Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

HOURS: 40 hours per week. Required to be on call nights and weekends.

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance; State of Mississippi retirement plan.

AVAILABILITY: Immediate

**This position will be open until it is filled.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email online application to:  bnichols@jhlibrary.org

Download Application

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