Employment Opportunities

Materials Collection Development and Customer Service

Librarian I - Full Time

The Library seeks a highly motivated, tech savvy, public service-oriented individual with experience in collection development, reference, and readers’ advisory. This individual is a self-motivated and dedicated professional who possesses exceptional interpersonal communication skills, a welcoming personality, and an understanding of the transformative value a library brings to its community. The Waukesha Public Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.


This is an amazing opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Join us as we work to achieve our vision of championing the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. We are recognized as a downtown community hub and a valuable community partner. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2021 salary range is $26.23 per hour to a maximum of $35.40 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha's website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

Explore the City's benefits here: https://waukesha-wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13031/2021-Benefit-Guide---Recruiting

In addition to the online application, please attach a résumé and letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director. Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021.


THE POSITION: As part of the Materials Collection team, the person in this position will oversee specific areas of the adult collection to include materials selection, weeding, and cataloging responsibilities. The individual in this position will also work at our busy public service desk, providing reference services, readers’ advisory and excellent customer service to the community.


JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science; knowledge of information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; knowledge of current cataloging practices; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate collections; ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to meet the varying needs of a diverse community; the ability to prioritize a varied workload; and a great customer service attitude. Public library experience and intermediate knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

Schedule includes weekdays, evening, and weekend hours.


Miscellaneous Employment Information

Please note that the Library does not maintain a resume file or applicant list and can only accept employment applications when a position has been approved and posted.

The Waukesha Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.