Career Opportunities at TADL

General Information

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 $4.8 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.

Recruitment

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.

Application Procedures & Position Openings

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 (below) and is also available at the Woodmere (Main) Branch, 610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, or at any branch library.

Applicants may use the PDF version of the Employment Application Form or pick up a print copy at the Woodmere (Main) Branch, 610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, at East Bay Branch Library, 1989 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, or at Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S. Brownson Ave., Kingsley, MI.

  • Library Page Positions – are frequently available. Click the link for the complete library page job description and details. Evening and weekend hours are required. Minimum wage to start.
  • Para-Professional and Professional positions – (no open positions at this time)

Letters of application, resumes, and cover letters may (unless otherwise noted) be sent via regular mail to: Human Resources Department, Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686; or, by email to hr@tadl.org with any attachments sent in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Selection

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.