Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS: Program Director

E.G. Fisher Public Library seeks an energetic, innovative Program Director to join the library team. The Program Director is responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing library programs for children, teens, and adults.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting pay range is $10.00-$13.00 per hour.  Benefits include medical insurance, participation in retirement system, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to E.G. Fisher Public Library Attn: Peyton Eastman, 1289 Ingleside Ave, Athens, TN 37303 OR to peytoneastman@fisherlibrary.org. Deadline for applications is November 19, 2021.

Program Director

Job Description

Starting pay range: $10.00-13.00

Hours: 37.5 hours/week


  • Plans, promotes and implements programs for children, teens, and adults.
  • Works with the Library Director to advertise library programs and library resources through social media, local media, and community outreach events.
  • Manages the Summer Reading Program with assistance from the Library Director.
  • Coordinates with local schools to host outreach activities and library tours.
  • Plans and implements promotional campaigns and interactive displays in the library.
  • Assists in collection development for the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.
  • Trains, supervises, and directs library clerks and volunteers in their tasks.
  • Assists in grant applications, management, and fundraising efforts.
  • Provides reference service to children, teens, and teachers and provides reader’s advisory service.
  • Assists in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to library programming.
  • Participates in near-term and long-range planning for the library, particularly as it relates to library programming.
  • Maintains records that detail program dates, attendance, and participation.
  • Monitors the conditions of the children and teen service areas.
  • Manages teen space renovation project.
  • Meets with members of the community in order to coordinate activities and exchange information.
  • Assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities.


  • Interprets library policies and procedures to the public in a customer-friendly manner.
  • Works at the circulation desk as required.
  • Opens and closes the library as needed.
  • Assumes responsibility for all staff and the building in absence of Library Director when functioning as supervisor on duty.
  • Other projects and duties as required or assigned by the Library Director.


  • Considerable initiative in developing new and original children’s, teen and adult programs, including virtual programs.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on programs, services, and projects.
  • Comfortable working with children, parents, caregivers, and educators.
  • Proficient with technology, including creating digital content.
  • Considerable ability in oral and written communications.
  • Considerable ability to develop short and long-term development and operations plans and programs.
  • Good ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with library staff and volunteers, community members, and the general public.
  • Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Previous experience working with youth.
  • Ability to travel to outreach activities and community events throughout McMinn County.
  • Ability to handle monetary transactions.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working in an automated library system.
  • Prior experience managing digital content.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Library Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises library volunteers. Supervises front desk staff when functioning as supervisor on duty.


Library Clerk applications are always accepted and will be reviewed when a vacancy occcurs.

20-30 hours per week

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Perform searches and update patron and/or item records
  • Check in, check out, reserve, and request library items in accordance with the library’s established policies and procedures
  • Clean, reshelf, shelf-read, and shift physical collection as needed
  • Administer new library cards in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Answer telephone calls, take messages, and notify patrons by phone when appropriate
  • Use register system to collect fines due on patron accounts
  • Inspect materials returned for damage and/or missing components
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all patrons
  • Assist in opening or closing the library as needed
  • Clean any and all rooms of the library
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Previous experience in customer service preferred
  • Prior experience working in libraries a plus
  • Strong grasp of the English language
  • Ability to handle money and credit card transactions

Applications for interested applicants are available at the library or downloaded. Return applications at the library’s circulation desk or send to fisherpubliclibrary@gmail.com