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We are hiring! Want to work at the library? We know we're a bit biased, but it really is an awesome place to work, and your potential new coworkers are top notch. Check out the 2 open positions below, and read on for instructions on how to apply. We can't wait to hear from you!

Youth Services – Library Assistant – Part time (20 hours/week)

$14.38/hour. Non-exempt, benefited position.

Evenings and weekends required.

  • Winter: Evenings until 7 PM, Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM, and Sundays 12 PM – 5 PM
  • Summer: Evenings until 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM

Do you enjoy working with children of all ages? Do you love sharing the joy of reading with kids? Do you have strong customer service and technology skills?

We are seeking a part time Youth Services Library Assistant to be a part of our team. This positions works in the Children’s area providing dynamic customer service for families and children ages birth to sixth grade, assisting patrons in discovering library materials, checking items in and out, and shelving items in the children’s area.  This position will not be responsible for planning or implementing children’s programming.

We want to hear from you if you:

  • embrace the values of literacy, discovery and creation, and community-focused service;
  • possess excellent communication and social skills;
  • enjoy challenges and problem solving;
  • have a positive outlook and focus on making someone’s day;
  • are flexible with change;
  • are comfortable relating to a diverse group of people;
  • and are able to work independently and as part of a team.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma and one year customer service/retail, public library experience, and/or experience with children (birth to sixth grade) or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have superior customer service and demonstrate technology and computer skills.

To apply:

  • Read the full job description here.
  • Applications must be submitted online at the link below. Please attach a letter of interest and resume to the application.
  • Applications accepted through July 15, 2022 or until filled.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days after submitting your application, please check your email’s spam folder or email ncpljobs@natronacountylibrary.org to inquire on status.
  • The hiring committee will contact applicants who are selected for interviews. As a courtesy, we notify all applicants by e-mail when a position is filled.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test and background check.

Circulation – Library Assistant – Full time (40 hours/week)

$2,493/month. Non-exempt, benefited position.

This position requires scheduling flexibility to include day, evening, and weekends.  

Do you enjoy working with people and have strong technology and customer service skills? Are you a team player? The Natrona County Library is seeking a full time Library Assistant to be a part of our team. This position works in the Circulation department providing dynamic customer experiences for all patrons.

Primary Duties

  • Provides customer service to library patrons including checking books in and out, processing materials requests, and placing items on reserve.
  • Routinely answers a variety of patron questions,
  • Processes library card registrations and issues library cards to patrons. Receives and collects money lost or damaged library materials.
  • Responds to inquiries and assists patrons in locating books and other library items.
  • Monitors and empties book drop; inspects items for damage.
  • Sorts, shelves, and assists with maintaining library materials.
  • Assists patrons in use of electronic equipment.
  • Answers phones.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred, and one year customer service, retail, or public library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have superior customer service and demonstrate technology and computer skills.

To apply:

  • Read the full job description here.
  • Applications must be submitted online at the link below. Please attach a letter of interest and resume to the application.
  • Applications accepted through July 15, 2022 or until filled.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days after submitting your application, please check your email’s spam folder or email ncpljobs@natronacountylibrary.org to inquire on status.
  • The hiring committee will contact applicants who are selected for interviews. As a courtesy, we notify all applicants by e-mail when a position is filled.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test and background check.

Guide for Job Seekers

If you’re looking for employment, here are some helpful links and information that could help you in your search.

Wyoming Library Jobs – Browse library vacancies from around the state on the Wyoming State Library job board.

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Wyoming’s official government agency dedicated to assist the state’s workforce. They offer various guides on workers’ rights, unemployment, and training resources for job seekers.

Wyoming@Work A site offered by the Department of Workforce Services that serves as a portal for employment opportunities in the state. Once you create an account on this site, you will be able to build resumes and cover letters, as well as apply to jobs directly and seamlessly. There is also an option to take assessments that can help find jobs that best fit for your skills. It is the perfect one-stop-shop for Wyoming residences looking for employment.

Climb Wyoming – A nonprofit group dedicated to helping single moms on their career development and employment journey. They have trained more than 300 women statewide in various medical careers alone. Climb Wyoming has an office in Casper where they feature training for a large variety of fields.

Having a hard time applying for jobs online?

Not only can we cheer for you and hold your hand (metaphorically speaking, of course) while you submit those online job applications, we also have a ton of great resources to help you along the way.

LinkedIn Learning

With a Natrona County Library card, you have access to hundreds of developmental training videos via LinkedIn Learning (formally known as Lynda.com.) They offer hundreds of lessons that cover new methods and skills on things such as applying to jobs online, interviewing tips, and more. You can view these lessons at the library or at home, at no cost to you. Some available titles include: "Recovering from a Lay Off," "Job Search Strategies," and "Resume Makeover."

Career Center

Learning Express Library is an online resource available to all library cardholders in the state. Access tools like "Job & Career Accelerator," a curated "Computer Skills Center," and a "Career Center" to learn more about all different kinds of careers and their necessary exams and/or licensing. For free, you can use their step-by-step resume builder, access important test prep help, get interview tips and tricks, and search available schools and scholarships.

Our Collection

Browse all the job hunting books we have available to check out. From the "300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree," and "What Color is Your Parachute?" (a practical manual for job-hunters and career changers), to resume writing guides like "Resumes for Dummies," you are sure to find something that can help ease the search for a new job.

Book-A-Librarian

Not only do we have public computers available to use when you’re ready to apply to jobs, there are also staff members on hand who can help you along the way. Staff members are ready to help you navigate job board websites and online applications. You can ask for assistance during your visit or you can book a one-on-one appointment to work with a staff member at your convenience.

Other Helpful Sites

Wyoming BOOTS (Business Occupational Outlook Tool Sets) – A website dedicated to helping WY residents explore educational and career opportunities. Their Career Coach tool offers you the ability to take a free career assessment and browse careers and educational programs best suited to you. Their SkillsMatch tool helps you match your interests and skills to personalized career and education recommendations.

Casper College Continuing Education for Community MembersCasper College offers great opportunities to community members for professional or personal development. They offer non-credit Community Education courses with lots of fun and interesting class choices. Their Workforce Training, offered through their Center for Training and Development, can help prepare you enter fields such as healthcare, child care, construction and more. They also offer free educational assistance at their Adult Learning Center.

CareerOneStop A website sponsored by the US Department of Labor that offers career training, educational videos, and local job searches. They have dedicated pages for specifics groups such as young adult, entry-level workers, 55+ workers, veterans, and more.