Think the library might be your dream job?  Pick up a job application at any branch, print out, complete and return the PDF application below to any branch or complete the online application and submit it online.

The St. Joseph Public Library has one job opening at the Washington Park library, 1821 N. Third St.

Washington Park – Library Assistant part-time: For this 19-hour a week position, we are looking for a friendly and outgoing person who loves working with people of all ages.  This position requires at least one evening per week and every other Saturday.  For a detailed job description, please click or tap here and a .pdf job description will open.


Employment Application
Application for Employment_2017 Fillable Form

St. Joseph Public Library - Application for Employment

  • Instructions

    Please complete this application for employment accurately and sign the statement on the following page. Answers should be neatly printed in ink or typed. Failure to supply all requested information may result in the rejection of your application. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

    Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

  • Personal Information:

    If hired, a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be completed at the start of employment.
  • NOTE: Applicants may be required to demonstrate their ability to perform the essential functions of the positions for which they are being considered.
    Answering “Yes” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors such as age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.
  • Special Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education:

    NOTE: You may attach a description of any honors earned, specialized training, apprenticeships or any other knowledge, skills, abilities, education, or experience acquired which you believe will be helpful to us in considering your application.
  • Employment Experience:

    Start with your present or last job. Include any job-related military service assignments and volunteer activities. You may exclude organizations which indicate race, color, religion, gender, national origin, handicap/disability or other protected status.
  • Include Starting and Final
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  • Professional References

    Please provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who are not related to you and are not previous employers.
  • Applicant's Statement: (Please read carefully before signing)

    My signature below certifies that all information I have provided on this application or any attached document is complete, true and correct. I understand that falsification, misrepresentation in any respect, or omission of facts on this application or any attached document may be cause for denial of employment or immediate termination of employment, regardless of when or how discovered. I expressly authorize, without reservation, St. Joseph Public Library (“SJPL”) to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities, and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume and/or job interview. I hereby waive any and all rights and claims I may have against SJPL relating to seeking, gathering and using such information and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information.

    I further understand that this application does not constitute an agreement nor contract for employment for any period or duration. If I am hired, I understand that my employment will be “at-will,” meaning that I will be employed for an indefinite period and free to resign at any time, with or without prior notice, and that SJPL reserves the same right to terminate my employment at any time without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of SJPL is authorized to make any assurances to the contrary and that no implied oral or written agreements contrary to the foregoing express language are valid unless they are in writing and signed by the Director of SJPL. I further understand and agree that, except for my at-will employment status, if hired, my wages, hours, working conditions, job assignment(s), and compensation rate(s) will be subject to change by SJPL.

    I further understand that a pre-and/or post-employment drug screen test, a criminal history record check, and/or physical capacity testing may be required as a condition of employment. If I am extended an offer of employment, I understand that it may be conditioned upon my successfully passing a complete pre-employment screening.

  • NOTE: All applications will be kept in the current file for three years, and then discarded. Applications may be updated and reused any time before the end of the three years. Applications on file are not automatically reviewed for future vacancies. In order to be considered for future advertised positions, applicants will need to advise the Director's office of the St. Joseph Public Library.