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18 hours per week. Must be available to work days, nights and weekends, with an emphasis on nights and weekends. Primary duties are sorting and shelving materials. Must be reliable, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and able to alphabetize quickly and accurately. Also must be able to bend, lift and carry heavy materials and work independently. Apply in person at Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th St. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applications accepted until position is filled.


24 hours per week — includes daytime, evening and weekend hours. Must havve 80 hours of college credit or equivalent; bachelor's degree preferred. Must enjoy working with teens and their parents, have excellent customer service skills, strong computer skills, and a love of literature. Must be reliable, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task. Library experience is not required, but enthusiasm, flexibility, and creativity are a must, along with a cheerful, personable demeanor.

Bulk of shifts are spent standing/walking. Duties include assisting patrons with locating materials in the library, planning and presenting teen programs including crafting and technology activities, creating promotional and departmental documents, providing book suggestions, answering phones, and straightening and shelving materials.

The schedule requires flexibility, with the hours varying week-to-week. If you have schedule restrictions, include a detailed explanation on or with your application.

Starting pay is $10.00 per hour. This is a temporary position comprising of 269 total hours that will end on or before August 10, 2018.

Must apply in person at Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St., Joplin, Missouri. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted through, Wednesday, May 16, 2016. Applications will be reviewed the same week with phone and in-person interviews scheduled by May 20. If you are not contacted by then, your application has not been selected for further action.