Jobs at the Library
How to Apply
To apply for San José Public Library jobs, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs and click on the "all City Job Opening" link.
We will be accepting applications for the following jobs:
*All dates subject to change. Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs for official posting periods.
Why work at San José Public Library?
It is an exciting time in San José! With overwhelming support from our communities and our City Council we are increasing our open hours at all of our library branches. Would you like to work for one of the most exciting and innovative library systems in the nation? Now is your opportunity!
San José Public Library offers:
- Culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.
- One of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items.
- Award-winning innovation and leadership: 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.
- New expanded hours for all branch locations
- Library Parcel Tax expansion recently approved by San José Voters
Current Employment Opportunities Descriptions
Job Title: Division Manager - San José Public Library
Salary Range: $90,515 - $138,249
Closing Date: July 27, 2015
Apply online: www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs
Contact Information: Heidi Dolamore, Assistant Director at Heidi.Dolamore@sjlibrary.org or at (650) 515-2356
About the Position
A Division Manager is part of the San José Public Library System's seven-member Library Management Team, responsible for providing leadership and direction in ensuring quality service to best meet the needs of the customer. Division Managers direct major library divisions, such as branch management, King Library oversight, staff development, joint facilities, early education, adult literacy, training, and youth services. The ideal candidate will have strong, demonstrated skills in leadership, management, communication, teamwork, planning and problem solving; have knowledge of current automation technology and trends; be aware of and support, practice and promote the Mission, Vision and Value statement of the City of San Jose and the San José Public Library, including the principles and strategies for improving customer service. We are looking for bright, energetic, innovative, risk-taking, thoughtful, idea-filled and dedicated candidates who are interested in working to improve library services to a very diverse city.
San José Public Library, located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of more than one million in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL focuses its efforts on knowledge access, community learning and public technology. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library. For more information, visit sjpl.org.
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience, including three years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
SJPL Employment Notifications
Don’t miss out on important SJPL employment opportunities. Stay connected through one of more of the following ways:
- Join our mailing list by emailing Personnel@sjlibrary.org
- Set up a job notification through the City of San José‘s Employment page
- Like SJPL on Facebook
Library Career Employment Workshops and Webinars
SJPL hosts and participates in various library employment workshops and webinars. To be notified of future and workshops email Personnel@sjlibrary.org.
- None scheduled at this time. Check back soon.
SJPL has an extensive volunteer program. To find more information on current volunteer opportunities and to start gaining valuable and rewarding experience working in a library, go to the SJPL’s Volunteer page to sign up.