At the New Haven Free Public Library, we pride ourselves on serving our local communities. If you are looking for a dynamic workplace that values creativity, problem solving, lifelong learning, and helping others achieve their goals, you may be a great addition to our team!

Current Vacancies

Official postings of employment opportunities for the City of New Haven, including those for the New Haven Free Public Library, are available on the City’s job portal.

All applications must be submitted via the City’s job portal for consideration.

Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The City of New Haven has a adopted a Drug Free Workplace Policy. The City of New Haven requires a pre-employment drug test, which includes screening for marijuana.

Library

Library Aide (Bookmobile Driver) | Closing Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:59 PM

This position requires the candidate to have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Rate of Pay: $18/hour

Hours: Part time, 19 hours/week | This position does not offer benefits.

Join us in this dynamic role as a Library Aide and Bookmobile Driver, where you’ll play a vital role in connecting communities with the enriching world of literature. As the driver of our City Bookmobile, a 24′ vehicle brimming with books and programs, you’ll crisscross New Haven, delivering knowledge to schools, elderly care facilities, public housing, and community events.

This paraprofessional position seamlessly blends clerical, materials processing, and technological support with standard library routines, ensuring seamless access to resources. Your journey will encompass diverse responsibilities, from orchestrating bookmobile visits to collaborating with local schools and community centers, all while maintaining a welcoming environment for every patron.

Be a driving force behind literacy and learning in New Haven, and join us in shaping a more inclusive, knowledgeable community.

This assignment includes driving the City Bookmobile, a 24’ vehicle that delivers books and programs to schools, pre-schools, elderly and public housing, and community events throughout the city.

This is a paraprofessional position that involves clerical, materials processing, technology support and circulation tasks and other standard library routines such as shelving, registration, and orientation of patrons to collections and services. The primary assignment is focused on the services of the City Bookmobile, but may also include support work within library branches.

Schedule of work is 19 hours per week, will include weekends, at Ives, at library branches, and throughout the New Haven community.

All Library positions serve a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish-speaking community. Spanish/English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a General Fund, “Non Tested” position.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, and  (2) a pre-employment drug screening in accordance with the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy*. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment. Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The City of New Haven has a adopted a Drug Free Workplace Policy. The City of New Haven requires a pre-employment drug test, which includes screening for marijuana.


Part-Time Library Aide (Multiple Vacancies) | Closing Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:59 PM

Rate of Pay: $18/hour

Hours: Part time, 19 hours/week | This position does not offer benefits.

If you are considering a career in Library Science, this position is an excellent opportunity to begin getting hands-on experience. It is also perfect for highly motivated students to join the world of public service work in their communities.

The New Haven Free Public Library fosters lifelong learning, inspires curiosity, and builds community through shared access to resources, experiences, and opportunities for all. Our Library IS community.

This is a paraprofessional position that involves clerical, materials processing, technology support and circulation tasks and other standard library routines such as shelving, registration, and orientation of patrons to collections and services. The schedule of work is 19 hours per week including weekends at Ives Main Library or Wilson Branch Library.

All Library positions serve a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish-speaking community. Spanish/English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a General Fund, “Non Tested” position.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, and  (2) a pre-employment drug screening in accordance with the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy*. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment. Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The City of New Haven has a adopted a Drug Free Workplace Policy. The City of New Haven requires a pre-employment drug test, which includes screening for marijuana.


Part Time Librarian | Closing Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:59 PM

This position requires a Masters Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association. Library Science students within 1 semester of completing their coursework at an ALA-accredited institution will be considered for employment at the rate of $18/hour, to be updated to the full $21/hour upon completion of their MLIS degree program.

Rate of Pay: $18/hour (MLIS students); $21/hour (MLIS graduates)

Hours: Part time, 19 hours/week | This position does not offer benefits.

The New Haven Free Public Library fosters lifelong learning, inspires curiosity, and builds community through shared access to resources, experiences, and opportunities for all.

The New Haven Free Public Library is seeking part-time librarians in multiple departments. This position is an amazing opportunity for current librarians looking for extra experience or Library Science students nearing graduation who are interested in getting hands-on experience in a vibrant urban library setting. The City of New Haven and the New Haven Free Public Library has launched many Librarian’s careers from this position.

Assignment in Young Minds and Family Learning (2 vacancies):

This entails developing and delivering programs for children age 0-12 with an emphasis on early childhood programming, with a strong knowledge of children’s literature, and providing a variety of information services for parents and children.

Assignment in Adult Services (1 vacancy):

Will support the Adult Services department on public service desks, delivering world-class customer service. The ideal candidate will have programming and collection management experience, creativity, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; maintain a professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and value teamwork.

Applicant will be asked to indicate area of interest within the application.

All Library positions serve a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish-speaking community. Spanish/English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a General Fund, “Non Tested” position.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, and  (2) a pre-employment drug screening in accordance with the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy*. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment. Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The City of New Haven has a adopted a Drug Free Workplace Policy. The City of New Haven requires a pre-employment drug test, which includes screening for marijuana.

NHFPL Foundation

Thank you for you interest in working with us!

Currently, there are no open vacancies posted for the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation. Please watch this space for further updates.

Grant-Funded Positions

Digital Navigator (Multiple Vacancies) | Closing Date: March 15, 2024

Rate of Pay: $27 per hour

Hours: Part-Time, 25 hours/week | This position does not offer benefits

Position Overview:

The Digital Navigator coaches/tutors individuals or small groups on basic computer and digital skills in order to be effective internet users. The Navigator provides assistance to community members who need affordable home internet service and affordable internet capable devices. This assistance is provided primarily in person but could involve telephone support, email, text, video chat, and other communication methods that work for the learner.

This is a teaching/coaching position that fosters greater participation in the digital world. As such, the ability to understand and relate to individuals’ circumstances, and to guide beginner users is more important than having technical skills. This is a regional service shared among eight library systems, New Haven, Bridgeport, West Haven, Wallingford, Woodbridge, Naugatuck and Derby, teaching takes place in a variety of locales. Access to reliable transportation is required and adaptability to working in different libraries on different days is needed. The hub of this program will be Hamden Public Library. For a full description of job responsibilities and critical skills, see the full job description.

About the grant program:

The Connecticut State Regional Hub is a leader in bridging the digital divide by teaching people how to use digital/computer technology and connect to affordable internet. When available, we are able to provide large screen devices to those who need one. This project is made possible through a leadership grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Connecticut State Library.

How to Apply:

Send a completed application and resume to Melissa Canham-Clyne, Library Director, email [email protected]

Make sure your email subject line is Regional Hub Application. You may also mail/drop-off at:

Miller Memorial Library

2901 Dixwell Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518

Applications are due by Friday, March 15.