Job Openings

Part Time Library Clerk - Portland Library

The Portland Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Clerk. The part-time position is 29 hours weekly, with one evening a week and Saturday required.  Applications may be downloaded at on the Job Openings page.  Applications will be accepted at the Portland Public Library, 301 Portland Boulevard, Portland, TN 37148 until the position is filled. Applications may be mailed to the library, emailed to, or brought to the library. Interviews will be conducted by appointment only.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor. The candidate will be responsible for providing excellent patron services at the circulation desk and their duties will include routine circulation duties; examples of which are checking books in and out, cleaning and shelving returned books, as well as dusting, straightening and reading the shelves. The candidate’s duties will also include assisting patrons in the computer labs and with the location of books and materials in the library. The candidate must be able to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the library staff and the general public, possess strong organizational skills, written communication skills, and computer skills. The candidate must have the stamina for extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping and kneeling. The candidate must be flexible and willing to assume additional responsibilities as needed to assist in maintaining and operating the library.