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 "Open-Competitive Recruitments" link.
We will be accepting applications for the following jobs:
Grad Student Intern
Salary Min: $13.99
Salary Max: $20.66
Close Date: 12/04/2015
Apply: Open-Competitive Recruitments
Position and Duties
The San José Public Library (SJPL) has Undergraduate/Graduate Student Intern positions available at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (MLK, Jr.). The Student Interns will work closely with the Teen Center Librarian assisting in the planning, implementing and providing new teen programming. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting in the design and implementation of programming,
- Facilitation of book clubs,
- Management of other volunteers,
- Assisting with program promotion and marketing,
- Training teens on use of Makerspace equipment and music editing/recording programs
The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated team player and be aware of and support, the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have excellent communication and customer service skills; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
Interns are not eligible to apply for Internal Recruitments with the City of San José, and positions cannot exceed two (2) years.
- Experience in leading Teen programs or activities
- Experience providing excellent customer service
- Experience working as part of a team
- Experience or skills in Digital, Video, or Audio Content Creation
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher
- Interest or background in MakerSpace Technologies
Applicants must meet the requirements below:
- Education: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment in a Master's of Library and Information Science Degree program from an American Library Association accredited college or university. Interns must continue to be enrolled in a college or university during their employment with the City of San Jose.
- Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
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
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.