Employment Opportunities

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment which can be accessed from the Application links below.

 

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Adult Services (0)
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Building & Grounds (1)
Position: Building & Grounds Assistant
Pay Rate: $14.00 per hour
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week), evenings and Saturdays required
Date Available: Immediately

Job Description:

  1. Replenishes supplies, cleans and sanitizes restrooms using established practices and procedures.
  2. Cleans, dusts, and wipes building surfaces including furniture, windows, vents, tables, benches and walls; sweeps, mops, or vacuums floors; empties/cleans wastebaskets and trash containers maintaining separation of recyclable items for pick-up; replaces light bulbs; strips, cleans, buffs and applies floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuums and cleans carpeting; cares for indoor plants, strictly follows instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies; operates a variety of custodial and maintenance equipment tools; safely operates vehicles and other equipment in the performance of assigned duties.
  3. Provides facilities support and maintenance services for meetings, receptions, Friends book sale operations and special functions including monitoring the schedule, safe food handling procedures and assisting with the operation of equipment.
  4. Opens and unlocks the building in the morning and properly secures the building in the evening including locking all doors, turning off lighting and equipment, verifying that all patrons and staff have left the building, and arming the security system.
  5. Promptly reports building and equipment problems, malfunctions, thefts, sanitary hazards, suspicious behavior, unsafe conditions and problems with visitors and staff. Takes appropriate corrective action to ensure building safety and theft prevention. Observes safe working habits and practices.
  6. Monitors building and grounds to prevent violations of library’s personal conduct policy; monitors and promptly responds to radio security calls from staff; contacts local police as necessary. Asks visitors in violation of library policies to leave building and grounds; contacts the police if necessary. Ensures security of building and grounds during assigned times; lowers flags; locks and unlocks doors and gates.
  7. Performs light ground maintenance duties including trash, debris and plant material removal.
  8. Checks and promptly reports any problems with exterior building systems i.e. parking lot lights and sprinkler system.
  9. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  10. Performs minor interior building maintenance such as painting, replacement of faucet washers, minor carpentry and mechanical tasks.
  11. Provides support services for staff, Friends volunteers and patrons as needed; unloads and stacks books, moves furniture and takes materials to recycle and trash bins, runs errands, performs other related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent. Candidate must be able to understand and act on written and oral instructions in English. The candidate should possess a basic knowledge of cleaning chemicals and methods and must be physically fit enough to operate necessary cleaning equipment including vacuums, carpet extractors, and floor equipment. The candidate must be agile enough to bend to reach low shelves and to climb a ladder, and strong enough to lift loads of up to forty pounds. The candidate must be dependable and punctual.

How to Apply:

Apply at Action Personnel, Inc.
1718 North Amburn Road, Suite A
Texas City, TX 77592
Call 409.935.0111.
Apply at Express Employment Professionals
600 Gulf Freeway, Suite 101
Texas City, TX 77591
Call 409.935.9990.
Children's Services (2)
Librarian | Library Assistant I

Position: Children’s Librarian (Librarian I)
Pay Rate: Minimum $42,000 – $47,000 DOQ; Excellent fringe benefits
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week)
Date Available: September 6, 2022

Rosenberg Library seeks a friendly, enthusiastic librarian to be part of the children’s services team dedicated to providing exemplary library resources. Beautiful, historic Galveston Island is home to a diverse and welcoming population. Ride your bike to work if you live close enough!

Essential Functions:

  • Organize, plan and implement age-appropriate programs including the summer reading club.
  • Provide readers’ advisory and reference services.
  • Conduct tours.
  • Oversee children’s computer lab; offer suggestions for full utilization of technical/computer resources.
  • Represent Rosenberg Library in outreach opportunities.
  • Create storytime props, design book displays and keep department orderly.
  • Collection development responsibilities.
  • Brainstorm with fellow children’s department team members to create awesome programs, collections, and services.
  • Work Saturdays and one evening until 9:00 PM.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, or working on the degree within six (6) months of completion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children and/or the general public.
  • Enjoy reading as a leisure time activity.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send applications, cover letter and resume to: Administrative Services Manager, admin@rosenberg-library.org

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment which can be accessed from the Application links below.

Librarian | Library Assistant I

Position: Library Assistant II
Pay Rate: $14 – $22 per hour DOQ
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week) or Part time (20 hours/week)
Date Available: Immediately

The Rosenberg Library seeks a friendly, helpful employee to be part of the children’s services dream team dedicated to providing exemplary customer service. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with young patrons and the adults that tag along, have a can do attitude and general computer skills, be able to alphabetize and put books in Dewey Decimal order; and be flexible in terms of schedule and job assignments. We are being flexible in our search to broaden the field of candidates to find the best match. Duties of this position include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Organize and accurately shelve books, check for damaged materials, look for missing books.
  • Provide customer service to staff and public including staffing the Children’s public service desk, assisting patrons with accessing electronic resources and phone reference.
  • Help implement programs for children and their families by brainstorming and assisting/providing free educational storytimes and other programs.
  • Maintain neat and orderly shelves; cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Create and keep book displays stocked.
  • Photocopy materials, make storytime props.
  • Assist with children’s computer lab including helping patrons, offering suggestions for games & apps to include and keeping the lab in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Care of department pet.
  • Willingness to dress up for different programs and play different roles in programs.
  • Run errands as assigned.
  • Assist with outreach opportunities.
  • Other related duties and projects as needed.
  • Must be able to work Saturdays, afternoons until 6:00 pm and evenings until 9:00 pm.

Minimum Qualifications

For Library Assistant II:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of experience in general clerical/secretarial experience.
  • Education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum qualification.
  • May require a valid Texas Driver's license.

For Library Assistant I:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience in general work with the public.
  • Any combination of education and/or work experience may substitute for minimum qualifications.

Terms of Employment

Full time commensurate with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, an employer-sponsored 401K, 10 vacation days (increases to 15 days after three years), 12 paid holidays, and 12 sick days per year.

Part time employees accrue sick leave and vacation benefits at half the rate of full time employees and are eligible to participate in the library’s 401k retirement plan.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send applications to: Administrative Services Manager, admin@rosenberg-library.org

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment. See below under the “Fillable Application” tab. Application must be submitted by email.

Librarian | Library Assistant I

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Information Technology (0)
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Special Collections (1)
Position: Archivist I or II
Starting Pay Rate: $20.19 – $27.60 hourly DOQ
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week)
Date Available: Immediately

Rosenberg Library seeks a motivated, engaged, and customer-service oriented Archivist I or Archivist II to work at the library’s Galveston and Texas History Center (GTHC). The GTHC, one of the main repositories for Texana in the United States, collects materials about Galveston from its 1839 incorporation to the present and documents Texas from the Spanish period through the Civil War. Our collection embraces more than 13,000 linear feet — two and a half miles — of written, visual, and oral materials.

The Archivist is responsible for assisting customers and researchers with reference questions; processing and cataloging manuscripts, maps, photos, and other materials; supporting digitization efforts; helping supervise and train interns and volunteers; and assisting the Special Collections Manager with public programs, exhibits, and publications. Position reports to the Special Collections Manager.

Duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides archival reference and research services for users needing archival materials.
  • Organizes, processes, and conserves archival and/or library collections, including creating digital surrogates of archival items.
  • Compiles and creates finding aids and reference guides according to current archival standards (EAD, DACS, etc.) so that information is accessible.
  • Provides public liaison activities including tours, lectures, media appearances and interviews.
  • Assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation.

Key Qualifications:

  • Professional work experience in an archive, research library, or manuscript repository preferred.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of the reference process and ability to oversee onsite researchers and answer requests for information from internal and external sources.
  • Experience with accessioning and processing manuscript materials in accordance with archival standards.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in digital management of collection materials.
  • Experience using a collections management database, such as ArchivEra.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including climbing a ladder and lifting up to forty (40) pounds.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective communication skills in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For Archivist I:
    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival administration or Master’s Degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration.
  • For Archivist II:
    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival administration or Master’s Degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration.
    • Three (3) years professional experience working in an archive, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
    • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Terms of Employment:

  • Full time commensurate with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, an employer-sponsored 401K, 15 vacation days (increases to 20 days after three years), 12 paid holidays, and 12 sick days per year.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send applications to: Administrative Services Manager, admin@rosenberg-library.org.

In addition to a resume and cover letter, all applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment. See the “Fillable Application” tab below. Application must be submitted by email. Priority will be given to applications received by August 15.

Rosenberg Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Rosenberg Library encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

 

Volunteer Application
We appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer. The Rosenberg Library is not accepting volunteers at this time. Thank you.