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

SKILLED RENOVATION TECHNICIAN – Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full time skilled renovation technician with painting/carpentry/drywall skills, capable of performing small remodel jobs, to maintain/repair 19 public library facilities.  High school diploma or equivalent, valid AR driver’s license with clean driving record, 5 years construction experience, 2 years supervisory experience, and knowledge of a specialized field or combination of equivalent education and experience. Must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner, be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 70 lbs., push, pull, and squat.  Basic computer skills, detail oriented, and the ability to work in a team-oriented, task sharing environment is essential.  Other duties as assigned.  Salary starts at $16.19/hr. with excellent benefits.  Submit resume and application, including names and phone numbers for 3 professional references to Chuck Hall at maintenancejobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

PURCHASING AGENT – The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full-time purchasing agent.  Essential duties include reviewing requisitions, selecting, ordering and sorting supplies, preparing purchase orders, conducting inventory and delivering materials to appropriate departments.  Other duties include entering requisitions into database, print library forms, maintain accounting paperwork archives, and assist the accounting department as necessary.  Candidate should have knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as Word Processing and Excel, 2 years of related experience and/or training, and be able to push and pull at least 70lbs. with assistance of a cart and be able to bend, squat and lift.  Starting range starts at $11.55 per hour with excellent benefits.  Submit application and resume to Jo Spencer at adminjobs@cals.org by noon, July 12.

Part-Time Positions

No positions available at this time.

Temporary, Seasonal, and Contract Positions

AmeriCorps VISTA member, USDA Meal Specialist – Fulltime 40/week at Main Library.
Seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to serve as a USDA Meal Specialist for twelve months. The USDA Meal Specialist will be responsible for sustaining services to low-income patrons by exploring a CALS sponsored USDA meal program. Member activities include conduct a pre-assessment of CALS’s food assistance programs; refine policies and procedures for CALS USDA meal programs; research food procurement options in the area; and explore electronic record keeping options. Applicants should have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to develop staff training manual and staff training workshops as well as maintain an electronic database.  The living stipend is $12,311 and VISTA members receive an end of service education award in the amount of $6,075.  Apply by July 10,  online at https://my.americorps.gov/

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Food Security Strategist – fulltime volunteer 40 hours/week at Main Library.
Seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to serve as a Food Security Strategist for twelve months.  The Food Security Strategist will be responsible for strengthening CALS’s services to low-income patrons by providing kids and their families access to food on weekends and during school breaks. Member activities include but not limited to, conducting a pre-assessment of CALS’s food assistance programs; researching best practices for library-based food pantries; creating operation and inventory policies for CALS pantries; and preparing the pantry for operation. Applicants should have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to create policies and be familiar with food operation laws and procedures.  The living stipend is $12,311 and VISTA members receive an end of service education award in the amount of $6,075.  Apply by July 10,  online at https://my.americorps.gov/

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Community Needs Researcher – fulltime volunteer 40 hours/ week at Main Library
Clearly define hunger, homelessness and poverty-related needs of CALS patrons and community members and propose strategies for meeting identified needs. Create an assessment of local service providers, government agencies, and individuals involved in efforts to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and poverty as well as a community member and CALS patrons. Applicants should have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to create policies and be familiar with social services.  The living stipend is $12,311 and VISTA members receive an end of service education award in the amount of $6,075.  Apply by July 10,  online at https://my.americorps.gov/