Library Employment Opportunities


Current Library Employment in Southeastern Wisconsin

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

Want to serve as a substitute? Current library staffs can sign up to substitute at other libraries.


Pauline Haass Public Library (Sussex) — Library Director

The Pauline Haass Public Library is seeking a progressive, experienced library professional to join a dedicated and talented staff of 14 FTE in providing excellent, community-responsive service. This position is open due to a retirement.

The Pauline Haass Public Library, located in Sussex, Wisconsin, has a service population of over 20,000 and draws from a wide area. It serves 129,000 visitors annually, with a projected 2018 physical-item circulation of 312,000 and total circulation of 333,000. The library enjoys strong support from the Village Board, Friends of the Library, and Bridges Library System; and a good partnership with the Hamilton School District. A library expansion is included in the Village’s 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan.

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional public library experience is preferred, including at least three years in a supervisory role as a department manager, assistant director, or director.

References and background check will be required for finalists.

Starting salary: $70-82,000 depending on qualifications. Application deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019

To apply for this position, see the Pauline Haass Public Library website at phplonline.org/jobs-at-phpl.


Muskego Public Library — Full-time Circulation Supervisor

The Muskego Public Library is seeking applications for a progressive Circulation Supervisor to join our team.  This position is open due to a retirement.  Application deadline is January 27, 2019 at midnight.

The Circulation Supervisor directs all Circulation Services and manages circulation staff.  As part of the Library Management Team, the Circulation Manager is responsible for assisting in the continuous innovation of library services and strategic planning, under the direction of the Library Director.  This position is responsible for developing and enforcing policies and procedures, creating an exemplary standard for customer service, and managing services that reflect the vision of the Library and the needs of the community.

Essential job duties include scheduling and supervision of circulation staff, stacks maintenance, and management of the local ILS (circulation computer system).  Essential skills include an advanced ability to learn and instruct others on a variety of technologies, customer service, and the gathering and interpretation of statistics.  This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, or significant experience working in a library.  For a complete list of position duties and skill requirements, please see the full job description.

To apply:
Interested candidates should complete the required online employment application, which should include an uploaded cover letter and resume.

For more information contact Brittany Larson, Library Director, at (262) 971-2119.

Application deadline is January 27, 2019 at midnight. For more information and to apply, visit the City of Muskego’s website.


Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) — Library Assistant

Powers Memorial Library in Palmyra, WI is looking for someone with excellent customer service skills to work in our friendly and quaint library on a limited part-time and substitute basis. The qualified candidate needs to be: self-driven, trustworthy, flexible, trainable, comfortable using current and emerging technology, punctual, and courteous. The ideal candidate should be available days, evenings, and weekends. Previous library experience is preferred.

Interested applicants should fill out an application, and submit it electronically to the Library Director, Erik Braun at ebraun@palmyra.lib.wi.us. Application maybe also be dropped off in person at the library. This position is opened until filled.

Applications can be found online or in person at the library.
Online Applications: https://www.villageofpalmyra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Application-for-Employment.pdf.
Powers Memorial Library
115 W. Main Street
Palmyra, WI 53156.
Phone: 262-495- 4605
Questions: ebraun@palmyra.lib.wi.us