Career Opportunities at TADL

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Thank you for your interest in joining our team! 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 70 full-time and part-time employees; and, has an annual operating budget of $5.4 million.

Regular employees enjoy health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) defined contribution plan, a defined-contribution pension plan (MERS), vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and a flexible leave schedule.

The Traverse Area District Library is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, order of protection status, or any other characteristic that is protected under applicable law.

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. All posted positions are regular, year-round jobs unless otherwise noted.

Current Openings

Applications are accepted on a continual basis. The application, available here, is in PDF format for applicants to fill out, save, and email or alternatively, applicants can print and drop off at 610 Woodmere Avenue.

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Library Page Positions are frequently available. Evening and weekend hours are required. Wage is $12.36 per hour, with a maximum of 19 hours per week.

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How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continual basis. Any candidate for employment must complete and sign an employment application in order to be considered for hiring. Properly completed applications are retained 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 from the job description or you may pick up a print copy at the Main Library (Woodmere Avenue), East Bay Branch Library, or Kingsley Branch Library.

Letters of application, resumes, and cover letters (unless otherwise noted) may be sent via regular mail to:

Human Resources Department, Traverse Area District Library

610 Woodmere Ave.

Traverse City, MI 49686

or, by email. Any attachments should be sent in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.


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.