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.

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Pewaukee Public Library – Part-time Children’s Assistant Position

The Pewaukee Public Library is seeking a friendly, energetic and creative team member who is comfortable working with children of all ages. Responsibilities will include helping with the Summer Library Program, answering questions at the Children’s Reference Desk, preparing crafts, recording reading club accomplishments, and helping to maintain the Children’s library and collection.

The Pewaukee Public Library, located at 210 Main Street, serves both the City and Village of Pewaukee with a combined population of around 23,000. The Pewaukee Public Library is a member of the Bridges Library System.

This position would be approximately 16 hours per week and the salary is $14.25 per hour. This position includes day and evening hours. Flexibility will be needed to help cover vacation hours. This position begins in late May and ends in late August.

Applicants for this position should have two or more years of college, a college degree is preferred. Also, two or more years of experience either working in a public library, working with children, or working in a customer service setting is required. Current MLIS students are encouraged to apply.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references via email (pdf documents only) to or postal mail to Jenny Wegener, Head of Youth Services, 210 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until March 30.

Pauline Haass Public Library — Library Clerk (Part-time)

The Pauline Haass Public Library is seeking the right individual to serve our community through work directly with customers at the Check Out Desk (Circulation). The successful candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; have up-to-date basic Windows and Internet skills; truly enjoy providing excellent customer service; show strong attention to detail; possess a strong work ethic; enjoy and embrace change; be comfortable with independent decision making; project a cheerful, friendly outlook; show curiosity; take initiative; work diplomatically with others; be a team player; seek always to improve his or her value to the library and the library’s value to the community, and desire to be an active participant in this organization.

You can find a full job description and application at the library’s website. Return the application with a cover letter that discusses your job qualifications and why you are interested in this position. You may attach a resume if you have one, but the application must be fully completed regardless. Deadline extended — applications are due by 8 p.m., Monday, April 2. If we are interested in interviewing you, you will be contacted after that date. Please keep the job description for your records, and bring it with you if you come for an interview.

Please drop off or mail all application materials to:

Pauline Haass Public Library
Attention: Sallie Ratelle
N64W23820 Main Street
Sussex, WI 53089

Waukesha Public Library — Librarian I, Community Library Liaison

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working with children of all ages, and who has the skills necessary to work in both a public library and school setting.

The individual in this position will have experience working with children and teens, will have knowledge of emerging technology trends and will understand both the needs of the library and the schools.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a self-starter who can work between the Library and the Schools, and will develop the responsibilities of this newly created position. This person will provide access to traditional and digital resources across many platforms, manage online resources to eliminate redundancy, coordinate the implementation of physical or virtual library cards for students allowing access to library materials, and engage students to prevent the “summer slide” by promoting the Library’s Summer Reading Program.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: professional public library experience in information sciences; knowledge of resources available from other libraries, the Library System, and throughout the state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs, ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to prioritize a varied workload.

Candidates with experience working in schools and those with bilingual skills in English and Spanish are highly desirable and should be noted on the application.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours. A valid Wisconsin driver license is required. There is currently a commitment to fund this position through June 2021.

Online application and a detailed job description are available on the City of Waukesha’s website: Please attach a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.

Deadline to submit application materials is Friday, April 6, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Brookfield Public Library — Children’s Summer Program Coordinator (Summer Full-time)

The Brookfield Public Library is seeking a Children’s Summer Program Coordinatior for the Summer Library Program. The Children’s Summer Program Coordinator performs a variety of work activities associated with the development, implementation and evaluation of summer programs for children. This position is responsible for assisting in planning, preparing, producing, presenting and keeping records of programs for preschool and elementary school age children.

Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018.  This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

HOW TO APPLY: You can now apply online and find more information on the City of Brookfield’s website (,  by clicking on the job title and clicking on the “Apply” link.

Butler Public Library — Library Assistant

Under general supervision, the Library Assistant will perform a variety of specialized technical duties including Primary Duties required in Library Assistant.  The Library Assistant performs a variety of detailed moderately complex technical support within one or more areas of the library.  Requiring skill in and an understanding of established methods, procedures and the user of specific library tools within the area where assigned. Find more information, a detailed list of duties, and directions to apply at the library’s website. This search is ongoing, with no current closing date.

Greendale Public Library — Library Director

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity to collaborate with partner organizations so that library services are a key community resource?

Are you interested in building a model for library services that will serve as an example in the region and the state?

If so, the Village of Greendale, Wisconsin library directorship may be the position for you.

A progressive library board is currently working to set a strategic plan. The mission of the Greendale Public Library is: We strive to transform lives and strengthen our community by creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive home for information, learning, inspiration, and connection.

Under the direction of the Greendale Public Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director administers the library with responsibility and authority of organizing and managing the library operations, planning and coordinating its programs in service to the community. The Library Director will provide leadership and planning within the Community Learning Center environment.

The position is open until filled. The Library Board will begin reviews of applications on March 23, 2018. For a full job description or to complete an application and submit a resume visit: