Work for Madison Public Library

The Madison Public Library Foundation is currently seeking a Communications Intern and a Special Events Intern. For these two positions, follow the instructions in the position descriptions. Otherwise...

All hiring for library positions is handled through the City of Madison. Information regarding open positions and printable job application forms are available at the city's Human Resources website. Following is a brief description of most-applied for positions and their brief job descriptions. More detailed descriptions are available as positions are open (see Employment Opportunities). For more information, contact Community Services Manager for Branch Libraries, Jane Roughen, at 608-266-8685 or jroughen@cityofmadison.com.

Librarian
This is a professional position requiring an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or related library experience. Librarians are responsible for reference, programming, collection development and other professional duties depending on the library location. Librarians are hired on an as-needed basis, and tests are given once applications for an open position have been acquired. Positions are part- or full-time, with prorated benefits.

Library Assistant
Library assistants are para-professional staff members responsible for reference desk work, circulation work, and other duties as assigned. To be a library assistant, applicants must have demonstrated professional experience. Library assistants are hired on an as-needed basis, and tests are given once applications for an open position have been acquired. Positions are part- or full-time, with prorated benefits.

Clerk/Typist
Clerks are responsible for circulation desk work and require familiarity with computers and keyboarding, as well as customer service skills. Clerks are hired on an as-needed basis, and tests are given once applications for an open position have been acquired. Positions are part- or full-time, with prorated benefits.

Page 1/Page 2
Library Pages are responsible for shelving and circulation desk work, and must require familiarity with computers and keyboarding. Applicants for Page 1 positions must be 16 years old; applicants for Page 2 positions must be 18 years old. These positions are part-time only, with no benefits.