Seymour Public Library District: Job Opportunities

It is Seymour Library’s mission to inspire a love of reading, learning, and discovery.

The library fosters openness and inclusivity by offering access to our shared culture and heritage with robust programming, dynamic resources for an increasingly diverse community, and by building friendships among our neighbors.

Seymour Library is committed to continuous quality improvement and exceptional customer service. The library actively recruits persons from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to enhance service to its diverse community.

Located in downtown Auburn, NY, the library is housed in a beautiful historic building undergoing major renovations. Successful candidates will focus on evolving community needs, possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and enjoy building relationships with families and assessing their needs while providing services both inside and outside the library

Join us in our work to inspire a love of reading, learning, and discovery:

To apply:  Send resume and cover letter to seymourlibrary@seymourlib.org by April 29, 2022.  

Please note, that this is a competitive civil service position for Library Associate. The incumbent will be required to take the appropriate civil service exam associated with the position and must meet the minimum requirements.

*The exam has not been scheduled yet and the incumbent will be appointed provisionally until that time.


Library Associate (part-time, includes evening and weekend hours)

This paraprofessional position (20-30 hours/week) assists library customers, provides tech help, and solves problems at the point of need.  Library Associates rotate through several service points that all require excellent customer service skills.  In addition to public-facing service points, Library Associates also work behind the scenes to process ILLs, shelve materials, and develop/prepare displays. 

Requirements for Library Associate position include:

  • Associates degree with major coursework in Liberal Arts, Library Information Systems, or related field; AND at least one (1) year of full-time paraprofessional library experience or two (2) years of increasingly responsible full-time customer public service experience; OR
  • Completion of a minimum of one (1) year coursework in Liberal Arts, Library Information Systems, or related field; AND at least two (2) years for full-time paraprofessional library experience or three (3) years of increasingly responsible full-time customer public service experience