Jobs

These are the job openings in the region that we have been made aware of. Please contact the offering organization for more details.

Part-time Treasurer – North Country Library System (Watertown, NY)

The Board of Trustees of the North Country Library System (NCLS) seeks a part time treasurer who will report to the Board of Trustees. The work may vary from month to month, but should not require more than an average of 6-8 hours per month.  The board proposes an annual stipend of $5,500.00.

The Treasurer should be aware of all written Board approved fiscal policies and the basic financial procedures used by the system. The Treasurer should also understand basic accounting principles and the system’s funding sources. The Treasurer should have a commitment to the work of the system, and to that end should foster a positive working relationship with members of the Board of Trustees, the Director, and the Business Office Manager, be aware of and abstain from any conflicts of interest, follow through on recommendations from the Board in a timely manner, assist in preparation of the budget, and may attend meetings of the NCLS Board and Finance Committee.

These are the responsibilities involved:

  1. Creates monthly treasurer’s reports summarizing the system’s revenues, expenditures, and balances.  
  2. May be asked to attend regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees and presents treasurer’s reports at those meetings as requested. 
  3. Reviews and signs all accounts payable checks as a second signature on all checks issued by the system unless a conflict presents them from doing so. 
  4. Reviews and reconciles all system accounts, including checking and investment accounts. 
  5. Reviews system’s cash flow statements monthly 
  6. Review annual audit
  7. Review annual budget prepared by the director
  8. When necessary, sign checks and bank account transfers.
  9. Meet with Finance Committee twice each year 

Qualifications:

  • Professional training and experience in accounting (5+ years)
  • A thorough understanding of record keeping, accounting systems, and financial reports
  • Ability to respond to questions and “translate” financial information for the trustees
  • Proficient in the use of Quickbooks or other accounting software

Please send your resume, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, and the names and contact information for three professional references to businessoffice@ncls.org by January 21, 2020. For more information: https://web.ncls.org/page/job-opportunities

Post expires on Monday February 10th, 2020

Library Clerk – Oswego Public Library (Oswego, NY)


Oswego Public Library (Oswego NY) seeks candidates for the 2 open positions of Library Clerk. Part time Library Clerk for 24 hours and Library Clerk Full time for 35 hours.  The individual in each position is responsible for helping patrons with the use of computers, assisting the Children’s Program Coordinator in conducting programs, answering phones, registering patrons for library services, sorting materials, preparing materials for processing, straightening and organizing, making photocopies and assisting with data entry.  Candidates must demonstrate computer proficiency, provide excellent customer service and be adept at working with a wide variety of patrons and skills.   

Minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and 6 months experience working in a library or office setting.  Documented Volunteer work may be accepted towards meeting paid library/office experience. 

Salary range depending on experience ($12.05-$12.25)

Benefits included. References upon request

All positions are subject to Civil Service regulations.

To apply:  Send application, resume and letter of interest stating why you would like to work at the library to :

Oswego Public Library
Personnel Committee
East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Review of candidate will begin January 20th and continue until the positions are filled.  Applications can be picked up at 120 E 2nd Street or on line at www.oswegopubliclibrary.org.  

Carol Ferlito, Director
Oswego Public Library
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126
315.341.5867






Post expires on Wednesday February 5th, 2020

Internship – Ticonderoga Historical Society (Ticonderoga, NY)

The Ticonderoga Historical Society has a position available for a graduate intern in public history, museum studies or a related field for summer 2020.
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is housed within the Hancock House, a four-story historic house museum, open to the public. The museum houses a collection of approximately 4,000 artifacts, 7,000 books and manuscripts, and other original materials relating to the history of the Lake Champlain Basin Region. In addition to its exhibit space, the Historical Society engages in an active plan of community outreach, programs and lectures.

This internship allows the intern to work a rotation within all areas of the museum – visitor services, volunteers, exhibits, programs, conservation and the business end of the museum (budgeting, non-profit compliance and board relations). It is intended to be meaningful for both parties and serve as a learning experience for both the intern and the institution.
The internship curriculum is intended to be a 10-week program, but can be easily structured for 8 or 12 weeks.

A stipend of $5,000 will be paid and housing assistance can be provided, if necessary.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via e-mail to: tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.

Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Library Director – Pulaski Public Library (Pulaski, NY)

The Pulaski Public Library is looking for a dedicated and patron focused individual for the permanent position of Library Director. Pulaski is a community centrally located between Watertown and Syracuse, NY and within five miles of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This position has a particular emphasis on patron and community service and, among other duties, will include:

  • Administering Board policies and making policy recommendations to the Board.
  • Preparing the budget.
  • Supervising, hiring, and evaluating personnel as well as training staff and volunteers.
  • Accountability for promoting and evaluating activities, programs and services.
  • Reviewing and approving selection of all materials for purchase.
  • Participating in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops.
  • Working with elected officials, school officials and civic organizations to promote public relations and community outreach.
  • Grant writing.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of an associate’s degree or the equivalent amount of college credit (60 hours) is required. A bachelor’s degree or 4 years (full-time equivalent) of library experience is referred. Applicants should have experience in public service and dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community.

The position begins on September 23, 2019, and is based on a 35 hour week with nights and weekends required as needed. Compensation will range between $16.00 – $18.00 per hour based on experience. Benefits include New York State Retirement and medical insurance. Vacation days, sick days, and paid holidays are available. A background check will be conducted.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to Mr. James Butler, President, Board of Trustees, Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

Information Literacy Librarian – SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, NY)

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to advance the information literacy goals of the SUNY Potsdam community.

The Information Literacy Librarian will join a team of seven library faculty and six support staff. The College Libraries comprise both the main Crumb Library and the Crane Library, which supports the renowned Crane School of Music. The Crumb Library is located within the Lougheed Learning Commons. This position is an exciting opportunity for a librarian interested in working at a SUNY college known for its professional studies, arts, and STEM programs.

Complete job description, qualifications, and application requirements are available through their campus employment portal at http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4122