The Bucks County Free Library operates seven branches in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Lower Makefield, Perkasie, and Quakertown. Hiring for most positions is done through the system headquarters in Doylestown. The only exception is for Library Aides, who are interviewed and hired locally at each branch.
All current vacancies are posted on the library’s website. The library accepts only electronic applications and reviews submissions only for open, advertised positions.
To apply for a job, you’ll need to fill out a job application, upload a letter of interest, and take online tests. For some positions you’ll also be required to submit a completed questionnaire about your qualifications and experience, a portfolio of your work, or a resume.
LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME
This is an entry-level position. Library aides are employed at every branch of Bucks County Free Library. Applications are accepted continually and kept on file if no positions are currently available.
Job Summary: The library aide assists in maintaining the order of materials throughout the department. Duties will include shelving, inspecting, sorting, and searching for materials and assisting with the general upkeep of the department. Branch library aides have contact with the public, and the library aide may greet, direct, and provide basic information to library users. Department library aides do not have regular contact with the public. Regular packing and unpacking of materials is required. This is an FLSA non-exempt position.
Qualifications: Requires some high school education or training. No previous experience required.
Schedule: Part-Time – The number of hours varies (about 10 – 19 hours per week)
Compensation: $8.25 per hour
To Apply: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter (required) and résumé (optional) and complete pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of one test: Customer Service Aptitude Profile (about 20 minutes).
Once you begin the application, you won’t be able to save it.
Make sure you have complete information about your prior employment and education. This includes dates, names, addresses, and other contact information. You’ll be asked to verify that you can perform the essential duties of the job, so it’s important to review the job description before you start.
All positions require that you upload a letter of interest as part of the application. You can use any standard word processing software or file format, such as .doc, .docx, and .pdf. Your letter of interest should summarize why the job appeals to you and provide highlights of your qualifications and experience.
For many positions, a resume is optional. A resume may not substitute for the job application.
After you’ve successfully submitted the application, you’ll receive an e-mail confirming that the library has received it.
Depending on the job, you’ll be required to take between two and five tests, including customer service, computer and cognitive skills, and office software productivity tests.
Testing takes about forty minutes to just over an hour. No preparation is required.
A link to testing is included at the end of the job application. You can proceed to testing immediately after filling out the application. If you decide to wait, you can use a link to testing that’s included in the e-mail from the library verifying that your application was successfully submitted. You are not required to retake any tests that you have taken on a prior application. Contact email@example.com for instructions on how to proceed.
The library interviews job candidates on a rolling basis as applications are received. You may be contacted up to six weeks after the application deadline. Because of high volume, the library contacts only the most qualified candidates.
If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to proceed.
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