Altoona Public Library seeks a well-organized, friendly, team-oriented person to help us make library materials available to the public.

Responsibilities: The Clerk will perform Circulation Desk procedures; assist patrons with basic questions, catalog use, and machines; process and shelve library materials; sort and route mail; assist with programs and displays; open and close the library; and complete other duties as assigned.

This position is a long-term temporary one, with hours guaranteed until April 30, 2021 and the strong possibility of permanent extension thereafter.  Until December 31, 2020, the hours are: Tuesday, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; and every other Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Hours are typically slated for mornings and afternoons, Monday-Friday, although evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.  The wage is $12.50 per hour.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a record of experience, initiative, committed customer service, and working well in a group setting.  High school graduate or equivalent; flexible work hours and availability to work some evenings and weekends; ability to use word-processing programs, email, and the Internet.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 30 pounds, manipulate loaded book carts weighing up to 300-400 pounds over carpeted floors, reach up or down to shelve or retrieve materials, and stand and/or walk to perform tasks for the majority of the shift.

For a complete job description, click here.  Compensation: $12.50/hr.  Closing date for applications: September 25, 2020.  Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references via email to Alyson Jones at: