Employment Opportunities

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The Fort Smith Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.  Completed employment applications may be submitted at any time.  When you apply, please indicate which position or positions you are applying for and specify the specific hours and days of the week that you are available to work.  Email the completed application to jobs@fortsmithlibrary.org.  Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Job Openings

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Open Positions

Part-Time Genealogy Assistant

Address:

3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
United States

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Department:

Genealogy

Brief Job Description:

The Fort Smith Public Library is seeking a part-time genealogy assistant at the Main Library.  Applicant should be customer service oriented, self-motivated, team-oriented, dependable individual interested in genealogy and history.  Duties include assisting customers with research using available databases and in-house materials, assisting with microfilm readers, computers, and copiers; answering phones for the department, shelving material and shelf reading, maintaining clean and sanitized workspaces, and assisting with other duties as requested. The hours are Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., frequent Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., and frequent Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pay is $12.00 per hour. 

To apply, please download and fill out the application and email it to jobs@fortsmithlibrary.org.  The application must be filled out completely to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Review of applications will begin Monday, June 10. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Windsor Drive Branch Manager

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Department:

Windsor Drive Branch

Brief Job Description:

The Branch Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the neighborhood branch library, including supervising, scheduling, and training staff; planning programs and participating in outreach for children, teens, and adults; ensuring a welcoming environment and providing a quality user experience to customers; interpreting library policies and procedures for customers and staff; and participating in collection development.  The person in this position works under the supervision of the library director and assistant director.  As a member of the library’s leadership team, the branch manager also works with other branch managers, department heads, and the library director on library-wide projects, issues, and initiatives.

Education and experience:  A bachelor’s degree is required with preference for a master’s degree, especially an MLS or other library-related degree.  At least one year of professional library experience and demonstrated management experience is desired. 

Skills and aptitudes:  The ideal candidate for this position is customer focused, possesses strong customer service skills, is confident with technology, works well with the public (especially children and teens), has experience with and an appreciation of diverse cultures and ages, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  A positive attitude toward library staff and the public, the ability to positively represent the library in the community, flexibility, strong organization and planning skills, an eye for detail, the ability to manage multiple projects, and proven success as a team leader and team member are other essential skills.   

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum salary: $40,000.  This is a full-time, salaried position with a 37 ½ hour work week.  In addition, the Fort Smith Public Library offers a competitive package of benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid retirement.

Part-time barista at Dewey’s Café

Address:

3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
United States

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Department:

Dewey's Café

Brief Job Description:

The Fort Smith Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time barista at Dewey’s Café at the Main Library. Duties include taking customer orders, handling money, food prep/service, baking, and preparing coffee/specialty drinks. The café is looking for a dependable and self-motivated individual who learns fast and can work reliably with minimal supervision. This position works up to 20 hours a week; current Café hours are 8 AM to 5:30 PM weekdays and 9 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday.  This is a great job for mature high school or college students. Pay is $12/hour.

To apply, please download and fill out the application and email it to jobs@fortsmithlibrary.org.  The application must be filled out completely to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Review of applications will begin Wednesday, May 15. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.