Library Employment Opportunities

Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Find current library job opportunities at Bridges Library System, its member libraries, and libraries in the southeastern Wisconsin area.

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Johnson Creek Public Library — Director

The Johnson Creek Public Library seeks a well-organized and community-minded leader to direct the operations of their library. The ideal candidate will:

  • be an enthusiastic supporter of public libraries with a passion for cultivating learning and literacy;
  • possess the ability for strategic thinking, a positive and flexible approach to problem solving, and excellent communication skills;
  • have demonstrated ability to lead people, work with community groups, and volunteers;
  • have knowledge of and proficiency with computers, internet, and digital communications;
  • have familiarity with popular library software and hardware, current library practices, technology, and trends;
  • develop, create, and offer programming for all ages.

The library has created a vibrant literacy and learning atmosphere and serves to further the mission of early childhood education.  The library is evaluating space needs for potential expansion of the facility in the future. The library director will be an integral part of this process. 

The Johnson Creek Public Library is a member of the Bridges Library System, which includes the 24 public libraries located in Jefferson and Waukesha counties. The library serves a municipal community of 3,021 and provides library services to the rural residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. Johnson Creek is located at the crossroads of Interstate 94 and Highway 26 and is approximately halfway between Madison and Milwaukee.

Responsibilities: The Library Director is under the direct supervision of a five-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for all library operations, including serving as the library’s executive officer and technical advisor to the board; building and maintaining the collection; managing the library budget and finances; supervising library staff; maintaining the library building; and developing, implementing, and promoting library services and programs to all residents of the community.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for a Wisconsin Grade II (Bachelor’s Degree plus four courses which can be completed after hire) certification.  Three or more years of library experience, including library administration experience, is desired.  A Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library is preferred. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with their staff, the Library Board, the Village of Johnson Creek, and community organizations.

Compensation: The minimum salary starts at $48,500 commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The Village of Johnson Creek provides a competitive package of benefits. 

Send a cover letter, résumé, and a completed application for employment to:

Kelly Brinkman, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer


Johnson Creek Public Library Board of Trustees
c/o Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Kelly Brinkman
P. O. Box 238
Johnson Creek WI 53038

Position open until filled.

The Village of Johnson Creek is an equal opportunity employer.

Waukesha Public Library — Captial Campaign Coordinator

Part-time hourly contracted position – no benefits
Position is hired for the duration of the Library’s Capital Campaign
Approximately 1 year, up to 20 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a Capital Campaign Coordinator.
The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The salary is $25.00 per hour. Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.

THE POSITION: The Library seeks a self-motivated, public-service oriented and supportive individual
to work as part of the Library’s Capital Campaign team who will:

  • Schedule and organize meetings of, take minutes of, and communicate regularly with the Capital Campaign Steering Committee.
  • Assist the Steering Committee by making appointments, writing correspondence and other activities as requested.
  • Assist with grant proposals or other solicitations related to the Capital Campaign as needed.
  • Help plan strategy for the Campaign, including the transition from quiet phase to public phase.
  • Assist with the development of newsletters and communications, as well as other printed materials for the campaign.
  • Follow through with thank you responses and gift recognition activities throughout the campaign.
  • Maintain updated information in databases and other print forms of contributions received.
  • Develop reports as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director.
  • Handle all the arrangements for donor cultivation meetings and small campaign events

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years of similar work. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, prior experience with library capital campaigns desirable. Demonstrated communication skills both written and oral. Strong planning and organizational skills. Prior experience with social media and the ability to maintain and update website content.


  • Capable of maintaining confidentiality, professionalism, and work with tact and diplomacy
  • Able to perform multiple responsibilities simultaneously, detail oriented, with strong, creative problem-solving skills
  • Able to succeed in a fast-paced work environment
  • Able to contribute to the team as well as work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on responsibilities
  • Exhibits knowledge of organizational policies, and state and federal laws and regulations consistent with duties and responsibilities.

Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressed to:

Bruce Gay, Library Director
Waukesha Public Library, Waukesha, WI 53186
Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021

Waukesha Public Library — Library Assistant

Part-time, 24 hours per week

The Waukesha Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to enrich the lives of patrons by providing exemplary customer care in the Public Services Department. The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value that a library brings to its community. The Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.    

The 2021 starting salary is $18.66 per hour.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website:  

Please attach your resumé and a cover letter addressed to Library Director Bruce Gay to the online application

Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 8:45 p.m., and weekends.

Schedule flexibility is essential.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a dedicated employee with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Public Services Desk, greeting patrons, registering new card holders, checking in and out library materials, answering phones, processing payments, and maintaining circulation records.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus at least 2 years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel and Polaris software.
  • General knowledge of and ability to use office equipment.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Skills in organization and attention to detail as well as analytical and problem solving.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.

A background in customer service is preferred.

Full job description available on request.