Branch Manager for Trafford Branch Library

The Penn Area Library is seeking a part-time Branch Manager to handle day-to-day operations for 20 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $16.00. The hours will coincide with the branch’s hours of operation. Hours are subject to change based on business needs, but evening and weekend availability is required for all positions at the Library.

The ideal candidate for this position genuinely enjoys working with people of all ages; possesses excellent oral and written communication skills; has strong customer service skills; pays careful attention to details; is proficient in Microsoft Office; and can learn the library’s circulation software (Polaris). This is a highly visible and responsible position and requires the ability to work with multiple interruptions and maintain prioritization of tasks. Above all, the person in this position should present a positive image of the library, making all people feel welcome and accepted at the library.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary tasks include, but are not limited to, circulating materials, scheduling and managing volunteers, processing new materials when they arrive, managing assigned budget, plan programs for both adults and children, work collaboratively with community members to highlight library services and ensure the library is presented in a positive light at all times. This is not an all encompassing list and other duties will be assigned.

Personal Qualities: Displays a professional, friendly, helpful, positive attitude. Ability to work well with the public and all other staff members. Dependability, punctuality, honesty, and trustworthiness is essential. Ability to accept change gracefully. Ability to accept constructive criticism. Recognition of the need for discretion in dealing with the public and making statements to patrons. A willingness to help in special situations and cooperate as a team member with the library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.

Environmental & Physical Requirements: Located in a climate-controlled indoor environment, with occasional outdoor activity for events and programs. Most time is spent standing or walking, kneeling, stooping, reaching, and occasional climbing while handling materials. Individual item handling is required by grasping, pulling, pushing, and holding with one or both hands. This position requires pushing or pulling a book cart up to 300 pounds and handling individual materials up to 30 pounds.

Job Requirements: Must possess a bachelor’s degree and one to two years of library experience. Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and reliable means of transportation. Must be able to work with minimal or no direct supervision. Must provide the following clearances prior to start date: PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check.

Organizational Relationship: This position reports directly to the Library Director. This position cooperates with other staff members to meet the needs of the public, community, and the library.

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter and resume to by June 10, 2024, with “Job Opening” in the subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis – no calls or walk-ins please. A cover letter must be included.

Penn Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.