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Employment

Palm Beach County Library System is seeking friendly, customer-oriented staff. We are a busy, fully automated, southeastern Florida library system serving a population of 865,541 with a Main Library, 16 branches, and Outreach Services with 450 employees. To apply for open positions, you may:

  • Apply online.
  • Fax your application and résumé to (561) 616-6893.
  • Drop off or mail your application and résumé to: Palm Beach County Human Resources, located at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

The Job Hotline number is 561-616-6900; the main number is 561-616-6888. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Email résumés are not accepted. The Library System also hires student employees for weeknight and weekend shifts. To find out about theses job openings, visit your local library. We do not advertise the student positions on the web site. Palm Beach County is a drug-free workplace. Library jobs appear on the main Palm Beach County job site also.

Interested in a library career, but not sure where to start? Librarycareers.org

  • Position: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LIBRARY
    Deadline: 01/09/2015

    Position: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LIBRARY

    ISSUED: 12/15/2014

    Salary: $89,991 to $107,000 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications

    Department: Library/Administration

    Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday; may be required to work evenings and weekends as needed.

    LOCATION: 3650 Summit Boulevard, WPB

    JOB ID: 10185

    DESCRIPTION: Assists the Department Director in planning, organizing and directing the Palm Beach County Library System which consists of the Main Library and 16 Branch Libraries, approximately 400 employees and an operating budget in excess of $48 million, funded by a separate millage. The Library serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of almost one million residents. The Assistant Director assists in the administration and supervision of the operations of the library system, including the development of policy, supervision of personnel, planning and organization of services to the public and development of administrative procedures; supervises a workforce that provides a richly varied array of programs and services which include online resources available at www.pbclibrary.org, outreach to residents of all ages and circumstances, approximately 2 million holdings, brisk annual circulation of 9 million and imaginative reference services.

    The Palm Beach County Library System is a distinguished regional library, having won the 2014 Florida Library of the Year and 2014 National Talking Books for the Blind awards. The Library recently completed an extensive capital projects improvement campaign that included renovating/expanding 12 existing branches and designing, building and opening 5 new buildings.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible library experience which includes five (5) years of related supervisory experience.

    OTHER: Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment. THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a multi-outlet library system.

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form