Employment Opportunities

Chatham Area Public Library District




We are pleased that you are interested in employment with the Chatham Area Public Library District.  Please allow us to preview what you can expect while working for the Library.  Public libraries are the center of knowledge where people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs come together in discovery and awareness.  Helping to make connections and community impact while working in a library can be one of the most interesting and satisfying jobs in the world! Many employees have told us that they did not fully understand what library employees did behind the scenes and were surprised to find that library work is hard work and it can be fast paced and even strenuous at times.

We require a welcoming attitude

We expect all patrons to be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and a friendly attitude, at all times, and under all circumstances.  We also expect employees to be alert and interested in helping patrons, providing information, and helping with selections upon request.

What can I expect when serving the Public at the Chatham Area Public Library?

Library work is more than reading books.  It involves making sure that materials are available and easy for the patrons to find.  It involves dusting, straightening, restocking and moving materials.  Of course, this job may require that you are on your feet, lifting, and bending, as well as regular computer use. 

Description of Positions

Page (ages 16-College):  Involves sorting and shelving library materials and keeping the library organized.  Shelving requires attention to detail and is repetitive.  Pages also assist library circulation assistants.

Computer Lab Assistant (adult and page-level position):  Supervise the computer lab, assist patrons with basic computer problems/questions and accept/record printing fees.  Other duties include assisting with projects from other departments.

Library Circulation Assistant:  Work directly with library patrons and complete a variety of duties involving library cards and accounts, borrowing and returning library material(s), shelving, and other projects as assigned.

Specialists:  Areas such as Reference Librarian, Children’s Coordinator, Technical Services Supervisor, Circulation Supervisor, Information Technology Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Custodian, and more.

We welcome applications at any time. Click here for job application


Computer Lab Assistant 

Our busy computer lab is looking for someone who likes working with people, self-motivated and is comfortable with Microsoft Office, printing and internet searching. For more information, please see the job description.  

Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every other Friday, 8:45 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.

Average hours per week: 20

Position Benefits: sick & vacation



Youth Services Assistant


The Chatham Area Public Library seeks two Youth Services Assistants that will join a team of four staff members in our busy Youth Services department.  An ideal candidate will recommend books and other materials to children, young adults and caregivers. They will teach children how to conduct research, search a database and help plan and execute programming for children of all ages.  The perfect candidate will also handle all tasks with energy, creativity, passion and a tad bit of silly.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, you might be well-suited for our thriving Youth Services Department. For more information, please see the job description. 


Preference given to those with some college, especially with the completion of coursework in field of study with focus on children/young adults. Interest in children, creativity & flexibility are necessary attributes. These positions include a mixture of daytime, evening and Saturday hours.  Send your application to Jobs [at] chathamlib.org. Applications must be received by Saturday, November 10th 2018.   


Average hours per week: 20 - 24

Hours: Set schedule of Days, Evenings and every 4th Saturday.  

Position Benefits: sick & vacation