Blackwater Regional Library

Employment Opportunities

Blackwater Regional Library offers benefits to Full-time and Part-Time employees, including, but not limited to, annual leave and medical leave prorated based on the number of hours worked. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Our regional library has nine branches and a bookmobile serving the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, as well as the City of Franklin servicing 1,600 square miles. We provide library materials and the latest technologies that we have available and our motivated staff members provide library service and programming throughout the area.

In accordance with Virginia law, Blackwater Regional Library is an at-will employer. This means that an employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. Under this system, employees are free to voluntarily sever their employment at any time. The Library prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicapped status and any other categories protected by state or local law. The Library will take all necessary steps to comply with existing federal, state, and local fair employment laws and guidelines.

Current Openings:

Branch Manager II (36.25 hours/week, $35,152.86/year) (posted 10/17/17)

Blackwater Regional Library is seeking a full-time Branch Manager II for the Franklin branch. This individual performs difficult professional work overseeing and organizing activities and programs in a branch library, and related work as apparent or assigned. This position manages a branch with at least 90,000 annual circulations with limited supervision of the Operations Manager and other members of Library Administration as appropriate. Must have experience in collection development and programing for all ages. A Library of Science degree is preferred but not required.

Library Assistant (22-25 hours/week, $8.96/hour) (posted 10/2/17)

Blackwater Regional Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant for the Wakefield and Waverly branches. This position works at both branches and includes some evening hours and every other Saturday.

Substitute Courier ($8.20/hour) (posted 2/3/15)

Blackwater Regional Library is seeking a Substitute Courier based at our Central Headquarters in Courtland, Southampton County, VA. Ability to lift and carry books/supplies/equipment (up to 100 pounds of force) and proof of satisfactory driving record is required. This is an “as needed” position.

How to apply:

Send cover letter and the Blackwater Regional Library Application(clicking link will open a new tab and download the form) by post or email with the job title in the subject line to:

Administrative Services Coordinator, Amy Fisk
Blackwater Regional Library
22511 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837

email: afisk@blackwaterlib.org

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