We are HIRING for Seasonal Positions!

By Jenn D. RSS 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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I'm willing to work at any location on any day
Jessika Keith - Philadelphia
Monday, 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
Monday, July 15, 2019

I am interested in the center city libraries.
Ashley Marie Fusco - Center City Philadelphia
Monday, July 15, 2019

So very interested!
laurel gooden - Germantown, Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

I'm very interested. Have submitted, would love to join the team!
Erin Carney - South Philly
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Available as soon as possible
Jahlese Coulter - Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

I am very interested in the job and would love to be apart of the team
Ivionna Reed - South Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Philadelphia PA 19149
Earline Walker
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Bridgette Tinnin - Philadelphia
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Liam Rosenfeld - Philadelphia
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I prefer working in the Center City or West Philly branches.
Kevin Crommarty - Philadelphia
Friday, July 19, 2019

I've already volunteered at the library for the blind and physically handicapped.... and applied!
Hadley Littell - Bensalem
Saturday, July 20, 2019

I'm interested in this job position .
Nyshai - Philadelphia
Monday, July 22, 2019

I would like to apply for this seasonal part-time position.
John Abraham - Philadelphia, NORT EAST LOCATIONS
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I am available and very interested in the Library Assistant!
Tanya Moreland - Philadelphia Northwest, Northeast and Center City
Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I need a job
Earline Walker - philadelphia PA 19123
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Would love to work at my local library! Just sent in resume.
Seth M - South Philly
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

I am interested in the position I just sent my resume.
Erica Rawls - Germantown, Chestnut Hill, W. Mt. Airy
Thursday, 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
Friday, 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
Friday, July 26, 2019

I would like to work at a local library in the North East area
Aiswarya Alias - Philadelphia
Friday, July 26, 2019

I am keenly looking forward to work with you
Aiswarya Alias - Philadelphia
Friday, July 26, 2019

I am available to work any Saturday of the month.
Cynthia L. Dargan - Mt. Airy, Germantown
Friday, 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
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hi, I'm interested in working at any of the Center City Libraries
Devida Brooks - Philadelphia
Saturday, July 27, 2019

What is the age requirement for this position? Would it be appropriate for high schoolers to apply?
Yvonne Leung - Fishtown
Sunday, July 28, 2019

I would be interested in working at any available branch.
Gavin Mitchell - Philadelphia
Monday, July 29, 2019

I am a hard worker and fast learner.
Elijah Jones - Philadelphia
Monday, July 29, 2019

im 18 years old looking to build my resume I graduated from ben franklin high school
bionca green - philadeplia
Monday, July 29, 2019

I'm interested!!!
Donna Chavers - Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill, Central
Wednesday, 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
Thursday, August 8, 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
Sunday, 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
Friday, August 23, 2019

Very interested in working in a South Philly location or Center City !!!! Thank you in advance
Robert Defilippo - South Philly
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I'm 16 and I need a summer job
Aanu Ogunyinka - Philadelphia
Tuesday, December 3, 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.
Thursday, January 30, 2020

I'm searching for a Job position with Philadelphia library that I can only work 20 hours a week
Jamillah harris - Philadelphia pa
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I miss working at the library !
Scarlett Aburto - Philadelphia
Monday, October 11, 2021

I'm willing to work at any location anytime
Kashimir - Philadelphia
Monday, January 3, 2022

Part time job in Philadelphia library.
Velma richardson - Philadelphia,pa
Saturday, August 13, 2022