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 two open positions.

Library Research Assistant

Job title: Library Research Assistant (part researcher, part educator, part technology assistant)

Department: Adult Services

Pay range: $13.18 - $15.18

Position type: Part-time, non-exempt position

Job description:
You are a champion of libraries. You enrich people’s lives through meaningful dialogue about our resources and services. You help our library patrons find the fuel and the spark to unlimited ideas and opportunities. You are proficient with the latest technologies to enhance patron and library experience. You are diligent in tackling tough research questions from a diverse audience to connect them with information they seek.

Ready to join our dynamic team as we share exceptional library services of the 21st century?

Who you are:

  • You are warm and friendly, and you just like helping people.
  • You understand patron needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions.
  • You geek out about emerging technologies and their application for patrons and libraries.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to people’s needs.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.

Work you’ll love:

  • You love meeting and inspiring new people. You enjoy talking about and offering meaningful recommendations of the latest books, movies and music.
  • You are comfortable with computers and navigating technology, new and old.
  • You are a genius at understanding the needs of the library patrons and connecting them to the right person at the right time.
  • You are there to lend a hand if needed for library classes and events and you may even assist or develop a few.
  • You dive into research questions ranging from the quirky to stumpers; you’re a sleuth at heart.
  • You’re an explorer; you get out from behind the desk and help patrons with their journey through our amazing library.
  • You update research guides, replenish inventories, enter data, and perform other clerical duties as needed.
  • You are a lifelong learner, enjoying your journey of professional development.
  • You keep up-to-date on emerging technologies and their application for patrons and libraries.
  • 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?

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment in a certified ALA graduate library degree program preferred
  • Library experience preferred
  • Digital literacy
  • Continuous learner
  • Ability to obtain a Florida’s driver’s license
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library: 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 email a resume and cover letter by Monday,  October 29, to

Nicole Heintzelman, Head of Adult Services, Winter Park Public Library


Winter Park Public Library

Job Title: Development Specialist

Department: Administration

Pay range: $15.18 -$17.18

Position type: Full time hourly position (some evenings) with excellent benefits

This position reports to the Director of Development and Campaign.

Education Requirement: High School Diploma/Some college preferred

Experience Requirement: 2-3 years experience as an integral part of a business, library or non-profit

Preference for database or CRM experience including experience producing a variety of donor and gift reports

Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook

Experience working in a collaborative team environment

Strong organizational skills



The Winter Park Public Library is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Job description:

The development specialist is responsible for:

  • General clerical duties in support of the development department and assists with donor cultivation activities and events
  • Maintaining information in fundraising and event databases and other Library data sources
  • The production of annual fund mailings, correspondence, mail merges and other administrative responsibilities as assigned

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings and committees as assigned; provide administrative support as needed
  • Prepare and type a variety of correspondence, agendas, memoranda, reports, notes and other materials and distribute as appropriate
  • Events management support including but not limited to working with volunteer event committee members, corporate sponsors, vendors, rental companies, and event budget planning
  • Maintains privacy of all donor gift records, campaign support and patron profiles
  • Performs duties including but not limited to word processing, filing, data entry, mail merging, faxing, photocopying, and scanning
  • Assists with the maintenance of donor, patron, and event databases; inputs data, generates reports and purges outdated information
  • Prepares materials for donor cultivation and special events. For example, generates donor relation reports to track stewardship activity
  • Abides by the Service Philosophy and Code of Ethics and other policies of the Library and the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read and Freedom to View statements

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer programs
  • Ability to perform basic clerical skills
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Excel
  • CRM database experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English spelling, grammar and composition
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Physical requirements and interpersonal skills:

  • Ability to move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to use a computer mouse and be able to stand for extended periods of time at events
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and/or with staff, patrons, donors, board members, and volunteers
  • Willingness to greet warmly and carry on short/informal conversations with all internal and external guests of the administrative office and Library
  • Willingness to represent the Library at special events and in public venues
  • Ability to develop timelines and manage and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills to manage deadlines

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Strong computer skills - experience in Microsoft Office, Excel and CRMs
  • Interest in nonprofit fundraising
  • Ability to develop timelines and manage deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills

Non-Essential Functions: Other administrative duties and tasks as assigned.

Please email a resume and cover letter.
Kim Hall, Director of Development & Campaign, Winter Park Public Library