Job Opportunities

CALS Employment Application

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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

SECURITY GUARD – Full-time security guard positions available at the Central Arkansas Library System. Seeking friendly, team-orientated applicants with a strong interest in public safety.  Candidate is expected to help diffuse various situations in a positive, courteous and professional manner.  Additional responsibilities include assisting patrons with information and assisting staff with security concerns.  Shift work required to include evenings and weekends.  Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Some computer experience required.  Salary $12.32/hour plus excellent benefits.  Submit application and resume to:  Chris Ketterman; securityjobs@cals.org by Tuesday, January 22.

YOUTH PROGRAMMER  – Full-time public service position at the Terry Library.  Seeking energetic, team-oriented applicants with strong commitment to public service.  Responsibilities include creating and implementing in-branch and outreach programs for children, tweens and teens, creating displays, printed and digital materials and promotions, answering patron questions, information searching and shelving.  Familiarity with digital devices and resources, ability to do instructional assistance and excellent communication and customer service skills are required.  Familiarity with children’s and teen literature and entertainment materials desirable.  Some evenings and Saturdays required.  Salary $25,625 plus excellent benefits.  Submit application and resume to:  Terry Library Manager; terrylibraryjobs@cals.org by Friday, January 25.

ASSISTANT BRANCH/DEPARTMENT MANAGER – Full time public service position at the Thompson Library. Candidate will assist in providing leadership to the staff of the Thompson Library, troubleshoot and solve problems, and work to set a positive tone within the library and with the staff. Ability to handle problematic behavior situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidate will take part in adult and youth program planning and coordination. Experience working with adults, children and large groups is preferred. Ability to balance a wide array of tasks that range from management and scheduling to patron and staff support, as well as day to day library operations, is required. Approach to leadership must be collaborative, kind, and team-oriented. Familiarity with technology, digital media, ability to do instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Familiarity with popular reading and entertainment materials desirable. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Salary from  $33,675 includes excellent benefits.  Send resume and application with the heading Assistant Branch Manager to: Joe Hudak at  adminjobs@cals.org.  This position closes January 18th.

KITCHEN PROGRAMMER – Full-time public service position at the Dee Brown Library. Responsibilities include working with youth and adult programmers to plan and implement cooking and food related programs for children and adults, serials management, and working at the public service desk. Familiarity with print and online resources, ability to do instructional assistance, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. A positive and cooperative attitude and a willingness to work through change are essential. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Spanish language skills preferred. Starting pay is $11.55/hr. with excellent benefits. Send application and resume to deebrownlibraryjobs@cals.org.  This position will be open until filled.

Part-Time Positions

No positions available at this time.

Library Page and Temporary Positions

Pages are part-time positions, sorting and shelving materials. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. Must be able to reach all shelving with aid of a kick stool. Must have some knowledge of computers. Evening and Saturday hours may be required. Sunday hours may be required for Main and Children’s Library. Spanish language skills preferred. Contact individual location for specifics. $9.23/hr. Open until filled. Submit one application per position. Applications are currently being accepted to the following locations:

CALS Employment Application for Page Positions

Dee Brown Library – 6325 Baseline Road, AR 72209 – 20 hrs./wk. Must be able to work Saturdays 9am-6pm. To apply, send application and resume to deebrownlibraryjobs@cals.org.

McMath Library – 2100 John Barrow, AR 72204 – 20 hrs./wk. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Spanish speaking preferred. To apply, send application and resume to mcmathlibraryjobs@cals.org.

Rooker Library – 11 Otter Creek,  AR 72210 – 15 hrs./wk. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. To apply, send application and resume to rookerlibraryjobs@cals.org.

Terry Library – 2015 Napa Valley Drive,  AR 72212 – 15 hrs./wk. Must be able to work every other Saturday 9am-6pm. To apply, send application and resume to terrylibraryjobs@cals.org.