Employment Opportunities

Organizations in the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) service area (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties) who wish to list library jobs here should e-mail a copy of the job posting to jobposting@senylrc.org. It is the responsibility of the organization posting a job announcement to notify SENYLRC when a job search has ended. We will keep the job posted for one month, posted expiration date, or until contacted by the library, whichever comes first. Job seekers, if you are in doubt about the status of an announcement, please contact the organization advertising the job.

Current postings in the Southeastern region:

Processing Archivist
Please see the attached document for a description of the Processing Archivist post that the Dutchess County Historical Society is seeking to fill. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three references to dchistorical@verizon.net with "Processing Archivist position" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Communications and Marketing Manager
Historic Huguenot Street is recruiting a full-time Communications and Marketing Manager to coordinate the institution’s overall communications and marketing strategies. Reporting to the Director of Strategy, Development, and Historic Interpretation (DSDHI), the successful candidate will work with senior leadership to broaden the impact of and create awareness for the institution’s programs, fundraising outreach, and mission, overseeing organizational messaging and constituent services.  Salary will be based on experience.  Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply send a concise résumé and letter of interest that addresses the position’s preferred qualifications to taylor@huguenotstreet.org.


  • Collaborate with the DSDHI to develop marketing and communications plans that will broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
  • Deliver, implement, and measure the success of all marketing and communications plans
  • Refine Historic Huguenot Street’s core messages and create an institutional style guide to ensure organizational consistency
  • Identify significant media and public policy issues that can be leveraged to support Historic Huguenot Street’s mission, and create and implement plans to address them
  • Develop and implement effective digital marketing strategies
  • Serve as executive editor for the organization’s website and all social media platforms, including e-mail marketing and blogs
  • Develop and implement key strategic partner strategies at a local and national level
  • Oversee organizational responses to inquiries about Historic Huguenot Street
  • Create and maintain a library of templates, consisting of written descriptions of Historic Huguenot Street, its history and mission, programs and services, audiences served, financial condition, and philosophy/vision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field
  • Communications experience in a not-for-profit environment that includes a blend of marketing and media relations, with a strong emphasis on social media practices
  • A track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications and marketing environment
  • Proven track record of working independently to organize and meet multiple deadlines requiring collaboration in a fast-paced organization
  • Knowledge of digital resources and marketing tools available to not-for-profit institutions
  • Familiarity with website and search engine optimization, HTML/CSS concepts, and design software such as Adobe Creative Suite

(posted on 3/17/14)

The Pawling Library has an opening for a Part Time YA/Teen Services Provider and Programmer. We are looking for someone to bring excitement and vision to the Pawling Free Library’s YA program, with a willingness to reach out to middle-schoolers and teens through social media and school collaborations and other relevant, community minded approaches.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and planning interesting, educational, entertaining programs and presentations for middle-schoolers and teens.
  • Consulting with and advising the Director on YA/collection development
  • YA/Teen reader’s advisory
  • Technology, gaming,
  • Maintaining YA/Teen program budget line.
  • Co-management of teen volunteers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Familiarity with teen trends in technology and social media
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required. Circulation desk coverage and some evenings and weekends are required. The position calls for up to 30 hours per week, starting hourly wage to be discussed.

The Pawling Free Library serves the Town of Pawling, including the Hamlet of Holmes as well as the surrounding areas. To apply, please electronically submit a resume with a letter of interest and three references to Casey Conlin, Director at: director@pawlinglibrary.org by March 28. Please type YA position in the subject line.

Pawling Free Library
11 Broad Street
Pawling, NY 12564
(posted on 3/14/14)

Part-time Library Assistant at the Newburgh Free Library
Posting Name: PtLibAsstProDept

Reply must be received in the Human Resources Office by 4 p.m. on March 14, 2014.  Send a Letter of Interest (posting name must be included) to Mary Ellen Leimer, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550

Programs and Outreach Job Description

  • Assists with selecting and implementing adult programs
  • Writes and distributes news releases and content for electronic and print materials.
  • Helps design promotional materials for various library services, programs and events
  • Posts updates to the library website
  • Posts information on calendars, online blogs and social media sites
  • Maintains various mailing and emailing databases
  • Updates closing and holiday messages on the various public phone lines
  • Maintains community bulletin boards and brochure racks
  • Assists with Outreach events and programs
  • Teaches classes on basic computer skills and other assigned topics
  • Works at the Information Desk to direct users to resources in the building and on the web.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree
  • Looking for a flexible and enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in serving various populations within the library service area
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Working knowledge of social media and mobile technology
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including ease with public speaking
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

(posted 3/10/14)

Newburgh Free Library
Part-Time Library Machine Technician

Reply must be received in the Human Resource Office by 4:00 P.M. on March 14, 2014

Distinguishing Feature of the Class:
The work involves the performance of moderately complex mechanical tasks on various types of library equipment (including, but not limited to, computer equipment), managing equipment use and machine maintenance.  The work requires mechanical aptitude and the ability to train others (staff and public) in basic machine utilization.  The work is performed under general supervision of a Librarian.

Typical Work Activities: (Illustrative Only)
Assists patrons and staff in basic use of computers and peripherals, photocopiers, microform machines, telephone systems, and other machines throughout the library;
Troubleshoots equipment problems;
Helps maintain equipment inventory;
Initiates service calls, interfaces with vendor service staff and maintains service histories for equipment;
Prepares basic machine usage instructions and signage.

Position is a 17.5 hours per week and may include nights and weekends.

Candidates must complete an approved application (which can be found at newburghschools.org under “Human Resources” tab) and submit a letter of interest (posting name must be included) on or before closing date to: Mary Ellen Leimer, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550.
(posted 3/7/14)


Other employment opportunities in New York State are on the NYLA JOBline.

Other resources for finding out about jobs and career resources for librarians:
New York City: Metro Job Bank
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