Employment at WPPL

Thank you for your interest in joining our team as we blaze new trails for literacy and education in our community! There are currently four open positions.

Library Associate

Job title: Library Associate (part customer service, part product expert, part display technician)
Department: Patron and Material Services
Pay range: $11.18 – $13.18
Position type: 24 hr part-time, non-exempt position
Weekly work schedule: Sunday 1-5pm, Monday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 4-9:15pm, Friday 9am-1:45pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm
Closing date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Job description:
You’re the essence of the patron’s experience at the library. You greet people with a smile and welcome them into our library. You help our library patrons find the fuel and the spark to unlimited ideas and opportunities. You will be in charge of refreshing displays and ensuring our books, media and music are handled efficiently, ready to be picked up by our library patrons.

Ready to join our dynamic team and help us launch exceptional library services into the 21st century?

Who you are:

  • You are organized, detail-oriented, and keep things in tip-top order.
  • You insist on knowing where things are.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.

A position you’ll love:

  • You are an explorer of efficiencies; you’re always on the move and available to help and assist where needed.
  • You’re the point person for patron holds, ensuring our products get into the hands of patrons thrilled to have them.
  • You are a wizard with understanding our material handling system, guaranteeing a smooth patron experience.
  • You guide patrons through our self-checkout system.
  • You are a lifelong learner, enjoying your journey of professional development.
  • You are friendly and warm and help our patron with basic questions about the library.
  • You pitch in to answer phones, register patrons for library cards, help them with their account, and listen to their needs.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • High school degree or equivalent preferred
  • Pass the skills screening test
  • Basic computer literacy
  • You are an energetic person with a go-get ‘em attitude

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

We are guided by a commitment to these shared values:

  • Lifelong education
  • Being a trusted community resource
  • Equal access for all residents
  • Innovation that is responsive to changing community needs
  • Providing a place for connection and open exchange of ideas

Why Winter Park Public Library? A job with us is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in opening minds, inspiring learning, and transforming our patrons’ lives, whether they’re new visitors or veteran readers. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

Please fill out the online Employment Application and email along with a resume to:
Melissa Schneider, Head of Patron and Material Services, Winter Park Public Library
mschneider@wppl.org

Youth Services Summer Assistant

Job title: Youth Services Summer Assistant (part coach, part materials specialist, part customer service)
Department: Youth Services
Pay: $8.46/hour
Position type: temporary part-time, average 20 hours per week for 10 weeks until Aug 4.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Job description:
Three (3) positions available. This is a grant-funded position specifically designed to provide an employment opportunity to a teen looking for summer work. The Summer Assistant delivers services and assistance to families participating in the Summer Reading Challenge or attending summer library classes and events. The Summer Assistant registers participants, communicates instructions, answers questions, listens to book reports, logs participants' activities, passes out prizes, and completes other clerical, shelf maintenance, or class preparations as assigned. 

The Summer Assistant must comply with Library policy, procedures, and dress code. This position reports directly to the Head of Youth Services and may be supervised by the Youth Services Librarians.

Who you are:

  • You are diligent, work well independently, and you have the ability to make kids thrilled about reading.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to people’s needs.
  • You love people! Meeting them, working with them, and communicating with them meaningfully. You engage well with others and are passionate about providing exemplary customer service.
  • You’re an innovative collaborator, skilled in identifying needs and solutions.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in an active environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.
  • You love Children's Literature -- reading it, talking about it, and recommending it!
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Must be between the ages of 14-19
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Continuous learner
  • Digital literacy
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

Must fill out a Library Employment Application and pass the Library Page Test as part of the application process. The test will be given on the following dates: Monday, May 6, 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 pm, & Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm.

Please apply to:
Evelyn Malles, Head of Youth Services, Winter Park Public Library
emalles@wppl.org | 407-623-3300, ext. 115