Traverse City is a growing community located in the beautiful northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula. The Traverse Area District Library serves over 80,000 people; currently employs 75 full-time and part-time employees; and, has an annual operating budget of $4.6 million.
Regular employees enjoy health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) defined contribution plan, a defined-benefit pension plan (MERS), vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and a flexible leave schedule.
Letters of application and resumes may (unless otherwise noted) be sent via regular mail to Gail Parsons-Doughty, Assistant Director for HR and Finance, Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686; or, by email to email@example.com with any attachments sent in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
The following positions are currently available:
- Library Page Positions - We often have openings for Library Pages to work in various departments. Please click Circulation Page and Shelving Page to see their full job descriptions and details. Wages for these positions start at minimum wage. If you are interested in becoming a Library Page please complete an employment application and forward it along with a cover letter to Human Resources or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. (see below for application)
The Traverse Area District Library is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. It is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities upon request. The Human Resources Department ensures that these policies are carried out and that its recruitment policies and procedures serve the best interest of the Library, the diverse communities it serves, and the professional development of its staff members.
If candidates from outside the Library are to be considered for job openings, the Human Resources Department will be responsible for recruiting the candidates and will use the recruitment methods and sources it considers appropriate to fill the openings.
When candidates from outside the Library are to be considered for job openings, the following procedures will be followed. Any candidate for employment must complete and sign an employment application in order to be considered for hiring. Properly completed applications are retained on file for 6 months from the date received by the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will consider requests for accommodation of disabilities and will determine what, if any, accommodations will be made. A PDF version of the application can be downloaded (below) and is also available at the Woodmere (Main) Branch, 610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, or at any branch library.
As vacancies occur, all applications on file are reviewed. An interview will be arranged for those applicants whose experience/background match the job requirements. The process will include initial screening, testing (where appropriate), one-on-one and committee interviews.
The Human Resources Department is responsible for extending a job offer to any candidate that has successfully passed all stages of the selection process. The department will obtain permission and conduct a reference check, verification of degree/diplomas and driver's license, criminal background investigation (for positions of trust) and proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Employment Application Form