Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Gerald Moore/Workforce Development Team

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you interesting in applying for a job with Charleston County Public Library (CCPL)? Here is everything you need to know about joining our library team in four easy steps.

Step 1: Which job is right for you? Review our vacant positions and determine what is the best fit.

Charleston County Public Library is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Our team is comprised of a diverse, talented pool of employees who are passionate about the service they give to our communities.

“Charleston County Public Library strives to create an environment that is diverse and inclusive for all employees, as well as patrons. We offer a generous benefits package and hands-on training for all new employees,” said Rene Benton, Deputy Director of Human Resources. “We value our employees and recognize that their contributions create a positive experience for our patrons and contribute to the success of our organization.”

Step 2: Are you wondering if your skill set is applicable to working for a library system? Are you concerned that you have not read a lot of books nor are you a big reader? Don't worry. We offer a variety of positions. Check out the Careers page to access current job vacancies and application deadlines.

From librarians and library generalists to administrative assistants, communications specialists, and IT technicians, Charleston County Public Library offers employment in a variety of positions. Some positions are in public services where you interface with the general public. Other positions are supporting roles behind the scenes. They all work together to make the library the successful, engaging, diverse and inclusive space that it is. And do not worry about not having read a lot of books or being a big reader! While literacy is important us and is one of five core principles in our Strategic Vision, we are certain you can find a position within our organization that matches with your talents and skill sets. You can apply for one of our many opportunities today.

Step 3: How do you apply? Start the application process by choosing to apply online or to download an application to submit by mail.

  • · All sections of the application form must be completed – provide detailed information
  • · A cover letter and resume must be attached but may not be used as a substitute for providing detailed information on the application.
  • · The application must be signed and dated and must include the Position Title for which you are applying.
  • · MLIS applicants must submit the CCPL Employment Application, your resume, cover letter, and a copy of college transcripts.

Unsure about getting started with the resume process? No problem. Check out this blog and video from our CCPL Workforce Development Taskforce Team Member Melissa Hatch on getting started with your resume.

All applications are considered and referred to for the position title. Once you have applied for a position and then later wish to be considered for another position, you must submit another application. We suggest that you keep copies of your original application to submit for future openings; however, each application submitted must include position title, an original signature, and date.

Position openings are updated on a regular basis on the Careers page of our website. Charleston County Public Library reserves the right to close job postings without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Step 4: What happens next?

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone. If you are interested in multiple positions, we encourage you to monitor our website for the most accurate and up-to-date information concerning any available positions. You do not need to call or stop by to inquire about the status of your application.

“We have several job opportunities available and we strive to promote within and encourage career growth within our organization,” Benton said.

With a little bit of practice and self-patience, you will be ready to take on the next steps in your future career. If you would like more information about how to apply for jobs online, assistance in finding resources, tips on how to get the job-hunting process started or more, please reach out to us at CCPL by email, chat, or text. Remember, you are not alone.