We are HIRING for Seasonal Positions!

By Jenn D. Mon, July 15, 2019

Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service? Are you available to work at least two Saturdays each month? If so, consider applying for one of our seasonal positions!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a large, municipal library system consisting of 54 neighborhood locations. Each neighborhood library has its own unique vibe and connection to its community.

Seasonal employment with the Free Library is a temporary, nine month position. Work schedules average between 8 and 16 hours per week.

These positions are vital to providing six day service to our communities. Library Facility Guards maintain a clean and safe environment for our patrons. Seasonal Library Assistants perform circulation tasks, including handling materials and shelving.

For more information and details, please see the Seasonal Library Assistant and Library Facility Guard job listings on our website.

To apply, send your resumé to NLSDhiring@freelibrary.org

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Lillian Marrero Library
Lillian Marrero Library
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Lovett Memorial Library


I'm willing to work at any location on any day
Jessika Keith - Philadelphia Mon, July 15, 2019
Great! Please read through the job descriptions linked to in the blog post and apply via NLSDhiring@freelibrary.org.
Administrator, Free Library Mon, July 15, 2019
I am interested in the center city libraries.
Ashley Marie Fusco - Center City Philadelphia Mon, July 15, 2019
So very interested!
laurel gooden - Germantown, Philadelphia Tue, July 16, 2019
I'm very interested. Have submitted, would love to join the team!
Erin Carney - South Philly Tue, July 16, 2019
Available as soon as possible
Jahlese Coulter - Philadelphia Tue, July 16, 2019
I am very interested in the job and would love to be apart of the team
Ivionna Reed - South Philadelphia Tue, July 16, 2019
Philadelphia PA 19149
Earline Walker Wed, July 17, 2019
Bridgette Tinnin - Philadelphia Wed, July 17, 2019
Liam Rosenfeld - Philadelphia Thu, July 18, 2019
I prefer working in the Center City or West Philly branches.
Kevin Crommarty - Philadelphia Fri, July 19, 2019
I've already volunteered at the library for the blind and physically handicapped.... and applied!
Hadley Littell - Bensalem Sat, July 20, 2019
I'm interested in this job position .
Nyshai - Philadelphia Mon, July 22, 2019
I would like to apply for this seasonal part-time position.
John Abraham - Philadelphia, NORT EAST LOCATIONS Tue, July 23, 2019
I am available and very interested in the Library Assistant!
Tanya Moreland - Philadelphia Northwest, Northeast and Center City Tue, July 23, 2019
I am very interested to work in the library I spend 5 days a week now in the library looking forward to work in the library
Stephanie Rodriguez - Philadelphia Tue, July 23, 2019
I visit the main central library about 4 days a week. I am very interested in this potential position.
Kieran O Sullivan - Philadelphia Tue, July 23, 2019
I need a job
Earline Walker - philadelphia PA 19123 Wed, July 24, 2019
Would love to work at my local library! Just sent in resume.
Seth M - South Philly Wed, July 24, 2019
I am interested in the position I just sent my resume.
Erica Rawls - Germantown, Chestnut Hill, W. Mt. Airy Thu, July 25, 2019
I would LOVE an opportunity to work at the library with the local community. As an avid reader and someone who just love reading and literacy...It would be so exciting!!
Sheena Fortune - Philadelphia/Ogontz/WOL/Logan Fri, July 26, 2019
I am very interested in joining your team at the Library! I love to read, and I am great with people. I look forward to working with you soon!
Kathleen Rementer - Philadelphia Fri, July 26, 2019
I would like to work at a local library in the North East area
Aiswarya Alias - Philadelphia Fri, July 26, 2019
I am keenly looking forward to work with you
Aiswarya Alias - Philadelphia Fri, July 26, 2019
I am available to work any Saturday of the month.
Cynthia L. Dargan - Mt. Airy, Germantown Fri, July 26, 2019
I spend a great deal of time in either Fumo, Donatucci, or South Philadelphia branches and would like to work at any one of those places.
Brian Grey - South Philadelphia Fri, July 26, 2019
Hi, I'm interested in working at any of the Center City Libraries
Devida Brooks - Philadelphia Sat, July 27, 2019
What is the age requirement for this position? Would it be appropriate for high schoolers to apply?
Yvonne Leung - Fishtown Sun, July 28, 2019
I would be interested in working at any available branch.
Gavin Mitchell - Philadelphia Mon, July 29, 2019
I am a hard worker and fast learner.
Elijah Jones - Philadelphia Mon, July 29, 2019
im 18 years old looking to build my resume I graduated from ben franklin high school
bionca green - philadeplia Mon, July 29, 2019
I'm interested!!!
Donna Chavers - Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill, Central Wed, July 31, 2019
My Name is Nairah, I am 18years old and I am interested in working for the season job for the Free Library. I am a high graduate, I am a very out standing, fast learner, I am a hard working, and more.
Nairah Walker - West Philadelphia Thu, August 08, 2019
My name is Amaya Hall and I am interested in working for The Free Library of Philadelphia. I am a patient person and can work with people of all ages. I am a great listener and follow directions well. I also have experience with Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM).
Amaya M Hall - 1500 Wadsworth Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150 Sun, August 18, 2019
My name is Aaron Bell and I'm interested in working at the Free Library of Philadelphia Walnut Street West location. I'm a 2016 graduate from Arcadia University. While I was there, I received my Bachelor's Degree in History, and Minor in Secondary Education. I feel that my experiences working with a variety of students from K-12, as well as the elderly population makes me an ideal candidate for the seasonal positions.
Aaron Bell - Philadelphia Fri, August 23, 2019
Very interested in working in a South Philly location or Center City !!!! Thank you in advance
Robert Defilippo - South Philly Tue, November 12, 2019
I'm 16 and I need a summer job
Aanu Ogunyinka - Philadelphia Tue, December 03, 2019
I went to Clarion and applied for a job there back in 2007 .... AND WAS REJECTED OF COURSE. Since then, I have grown to see that I made a very bad decision to become a librarian....it's not much better than being a greeter at Walmart which is what I was hoping to avoid. Turns out, the greeter job would have paid better and given me more hours. Ironically -- I live in NY and was approached on Linkedin as part of this massive hiring putch....all this after what I view as having been run out of Philadelphia by my total inability to land any kind of decent employment (Temple University laughed literally in my face when I inquired about entry level "Librarian" work there....because as we all know, Academic LIbrarians are all involved in the most important work like curing cancer and I was deemed a joke). Not sure why you have to go out and find people for this menial work. There are hundreds of people per opening willing to kill their own grandmother to work for these meager crumbs. Just saying. I was 45 in 2007 and was deemed "Too close to retirement" and just generally a "loser" (because who but a loser goes to grad school in their 40s???? so goes the conventional wisdom). Well, here I am 13 years later, technically a librarian, but MASSIVELY UNDEREMPLOYED. Oh, and I should add that my cohort when I went to Clarion was all support staff who were to be bumped in in title and pay upon completion of the course. I didn't see any of them doing anything I couldn't do -- actually did -- a million times better (they were all happy to skate by with a B while I slaved away to get As. And for those who don't know....Library School is like 13th grade. Anything less than an A means you are a moron). Must be nice to be one of the perfect people.
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