Job Opportunities

CALS Employment Application

CALS does not accept unsolicited applications. Please submit applications for advertised positions only.

CALS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applicants not possessing the minimum qualifications will not be considered or acknowledged.

Full-Time Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a full-time administrative assistant to provide administrative and office support to the Executive Director and to Administration. Essential duties include attending to the reception desk answering patron questions in person and online, scheduling meetings for administrative staff, coordinating and preparing for CALS Board of Directors Meetings, and other duties as assigned. The candidate must have excellent customer service skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be detailed oriented and highly organized. Position pays $17.29/hour, plus excellent benefits. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and application with the subject line Administrative Assistant to adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMER – Full-time public service position at the Children’s Library and Learning Center. Seeking energetic, youth-focused applicants with experience working with young children especially in an educational or enrichment setting. Knowledge of early childhood education and children’s literature is desired. Ideal candidates will present interactive early literacy and storytime programs for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children and their caregivers on multiple platforms (including virtual) as well as enriching library programs for children of all ages. In addition to programming responsibilities, the candidate must demonstrate excellent customer service to library patrons and perform outreach. Other essential duties include creating displays, information searching and basic computer troubleshooting, and clerical duties as assigned. Working cooperatively with library staff is essential. Some weekends required. Salary range starts at $14.05 per hour with excellent benefits. Please send resume and application to Shya Washington at childrenslibraryjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN – Central Arkansas Library System seeks a full-time landscape technician to perform routine landscape maintenance operations such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, planting, transplanting and mulching under the guidance of the Landscape Manager. Essential duties and responsibilities include must be able to follow oral and written directions, can stand or kneel for long periods of time, and operate various types of mowers and landscaping equipment. Candidates must also possess and maintain a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Pay range starts at $11.61 hour with excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit an application and resume to adminjobs@cals.org with the heading Landscape Technician. Position open until filled.

Part-Time Positions

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMER – Part-time (20 hours per week) public service position at the Children’s Library and Learning Center. Seeking energetic, youth-focused applicants with experience working with young children, especially in an educational or enrichment setting. Knowledge of early childhood education and children’s literature is desired. Ideal candidates will present interactive early literacy and storytime programs for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children and their caregivers on multiple platforms (including virtual) as well as enriching library programs for children of all ages. In addition to programming responsibilities, the candidate must demonstrate excellent customer service to library patrons and perform outreach. Other essential duties include creating displays, information searching and basic computer troubleshooting, and clerical duties as assigned. Working cooperatively with library staff is essential. Some weekends required. Salary starts at $14.05 per hour with excellent benefits to include holiday pay, paid time off and eligibility to participate in retirement matching plan. Please send resume and application to Shya Washington at childrenslibraryjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

LIBRARY CLERK – Part-time 20 hours/week public service position in the Patron Services department at the Main Library. Seeking energetic, customer service-oriented applicant with exceptional sorting ability, great attention to detail, and excellent communication skills. Essential duties include shelving items, shelf reading, emptying book bins, working circulation desk, and answering patron questions. Must be able to stand long periods of time, push and pull at least 50 lbs., lift, squat, and work Wednesday through Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-6pm. Salary is $11.20 per hour. Benefits include paid time off, holiday pay, and eligibility to participate in CALS 457 retirement plan. To apply, please send application to Jeannie Burrus at patronservicesjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

ALT-TEXT DATA ENTRY CLERKS – Central Arkansas Library System is seeking (2) Part-time 20 hours/week data entry positions to work at the Roberts Library Encyclopedia of Arkansas department. Alt-Text Data Entry clerks will help make CALS’s extensive web properties more accessible to users. Interested candidates should be focused, detail-oriented with exceptional time management and excellent computer skills. Essential duties include writing the alternative text for website images to be read by computer screen readers. In addition, candidates must be able to concentrate for long periods of time, work with little supervision, and make quick decisions. Salary is $11.61 per hour and hours are flexible during business times. These positions are supported by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and are expected to end in March. To apply, please send application to adminjobs@cals.org with the heading Alt-Text. Position open until filled.

MATH TUTOR – Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a part-time math tutor for our grant funded Count Up tutoring project. The program will assist students in grades K-12 with in-person and virtual math tutoring. In addition to tutoring students, math tutors will assist with training volunteer tutors with the potential for some additional hours for administrative support for qualified candidates. Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, STEM fields, or education and possess strong math skills in multiple math subjects, excellent verbal communication skills, good time management, and excellent computer skills. The schedule will be flexible and based on the needs of students in the program, primarily during afternoons and weekends. Pay range starts at $14.05 per hour and includes holiday pay. Please send application and resume with the subject line: Math Tutor to adminjobs@cals.org. Position is open until filled and candidate must be able to start right away.

Temporary, Seasonal, & Contract Positions

RIDES TO READS PROGRAM SPECIALIST –Central Arkansas Library System seeks a part-time 20 hour per week Rides to Reads specialist. The Ride to Reads specialist role is to coordinate the Rides to Reads program at CALS. This includes hosting bus pass distributions/ sign ups at CALS library branches and at community events. The specialist is responsible for managing, organizing, and coordinating a wide variety of functions and performing various administrative and technical duties in support of the program. Interested candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication, great attention to detail and problem solving skills, as well as strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. This position may require occasional nights and weekends, as well as traveling to various CALS locations and to community events. Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field with at least one year of related work experience or equivalent of education and experience. Pay is $18.11 per hour and includes holiday pay. Candidate must be available to start right away. This grant position is expected to last at least through the end of the year. To apply, please submit an application, and resume to adminjobs@cals.org with heading Rides to Reads Specialist.

ROCK IT! LAB PROGRAM SPECIALIST – Central Arkansas Library System is looking for someone to temporarily help fill in as a full-time Program Specialist for the Rock It! Lab—an entrepreneur hub aimed at helping under-resourced entrepreneurs with education and resources to develop and succeed in their businesses. This temporary position is planned to last through the end of January 2022. We are looking for someone who is willing to step in and maintain the work that has already been established to run the program. The candidate should have start-up business knowledge, a strong desire to help others, and the ability to visualize and execute ideas quickly. Essential duties include implementing all aspects of the program including but not limited to recruiting entrepreneurs and partners, planning and executing events, collecting and maintaining data, and researching. The Program Specialist will work closely with the Director of Rock It! Lab and assist in the development and implementation of programming in the COX Building. Candidate must be strongly motivated to help entrepreneurs and have superior organizational and project management skills to successfully implement and maintain the project in a short timeframe. Additional qualifications include holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area with at least 3 years of related work experience, or equivalent education and experience. The pay for this position is $18.11 per hour and includes holiday pay. Interested candidates should send application and resume with subject line: Rock It! Lab to adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled, and candidate must be able to start right away.