Employment Opportunities at the Library

Children’s Librarian



Under general supervision, the Children’s Librarian provides reference and programming services to children and their families and assists with the development and maintenance of the library’s children’s collection.  We are seeking a motivated, flexible and creative person to become a part of a team dedicated to outstanding customer service.

The ideal candidate must –

  • Successfully relate to children of all ages
  • Possess excellent knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
  • Apply strong customer services and technology skills
  • Be able to present a variety of children’s programs in-house as well as through outreach in the community
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the library’s children’s collection

This is a full-time position with fringe benefits. Preference is given to candidates with a Master’s in Library and Information Science.  Candidates with an advanced degree in early childhood education or comparable specialty will also be considered.  Starting pay in this classification is $17.58 per hour. The typical schedule will be 40 hours per week including nights and weekends. Tasks involve some physical effort including frequent lifting, pushing, pulling of 5 to 40 pounds.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should submit an electronic Application for Library Employees, cover letter, and resume to Director Julia Turpin.  The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019. 

The Johnson City Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Click here to apply for our Children’s Librarian position.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and remain on file for twelve months. Click here to submit your application. The Johnson City Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title VI Disclosure

The Johnson City Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of Library services or employment opportunities and benefits.

The Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its services, programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violations concerning Title VI, Section 504, ADA, or Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of any other of the above referenced policies should be directed to the Johnson City Public Library Human Resources Department, 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 434-4463.