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Richland Library Southeast Associate, Full-time (Classification Level 104)

We’re seeking to hire an Associate for our Southeast location!

(VAC# 3800-20)

Richland Library Southeast is utilized by a diverse population including military, urban and rural customers. We are seeking someone who is energetic, outgoing and positive, to engage with customers, both internal and external. This person is a natural teacher, trainer, and leader. Strong technology skills are a must. The ideal candidate may be someone with good experience in retail or hospitality.

The renovated space will have increased access to new technology, tinker and gaming Labs, meeting rooms, outdoor programming space, expanded children’s area and much more! We encourage you to track updates on renovation by visiting the following page:

Are you ready to become invigorated by your increasing knowledge about library operations and energized by your vital ability to make every customer thrilled about the Richland Library? If you feel like you are the right person for this position, we encourage you to apply!

Here are some of things you would be doing if hired for this position:

  • Assisting the Richland Library Southeast Manager and librarians with overall management and teamwork, including helping keep workflow properly moving.
  • Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives.
  • Assisting customers with technology, equipment, materials, procedures, and information.
  • Acting to find and promote efficiencies, including working to help ensure correct location and condition of items and materials so that customers receive materials and services they desire.
  • Helping to oversee the Library during absence of higher level staff.
  • Actively supporting the needs of the Library, including completion of opening and closing procedures; maintaining supplies, statistics and cash reconciliations; cleaning, checking, and trouble-shooting equipment; shelving materials and sustaining the Library’s collection.
  • Experience and demonstrated interest in children and children’s literature and programming.
  • Ease with learning new technology and explaining it to others.
  • Ability to create, coordinate and deliver arts, multimedia and maker programs.
  • Interested in what you’ve read so far? Here are minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • At least two years of post-high school education from a college, university, or business school.
  • One year clerical or other relevant work experience; equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Preference may be given to relevant experience within a service industry.
  • Excellent communication and technical skills, including a good understanding of technology.
  • Additional skills as required by job, and ability to perform duties of the job.
  • Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Richland Library Southeast** 7421 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
  • Salary: $975.00 biweekly, plus benefits
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.
  • (Job Classification Level 104) (FLSA Status: Non-Exempt)

    ** Richland Library may change location and schedule of any library job.

    This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Why the Richland Library?

  • Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • The Richland Library is an award-winning, forward-thinking public library system because of our exceptional, diverse staff, who are passionate about serving our community. Be a part of our team and help us to continue to fulfill our mission to help our customers learn, create and share.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. You may attach your resume and/or cover letter to you online application. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.

    Click here to begin the application process

    The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at