A list of jobs and employment opportunities at libraries throughout the Southern Adirondack Library System.

Early Literacy Library Instructor

Schuylerville Public Library

Our growing public library is looking for a part-time Early Literacy Instructor who can help to create a fun environment and incorporate educational programs that assist in children’s development. The Early Literacy Library Instructor will be responsible for monitoring and teaching the 3-5 year-old children in our award-winning Counting Down to Kindergarten program, developing a curriculum that the children will respond to positively and collaborating with our team to enhance the learning environment at our library. Ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, and easily adaptable to new situations. If you love working with kids and have previous experience in an early learning environment, please apply today.

Schedule will consist of 2-3 day shifts, as well as one evening per week, totaling 25 hours per week. Salary range is $14-16 per hour, commensurate with experience. This is a Civil Service position; therefore, appointments will be made based on Saratoga County requirements.


  • Develop and maintain a constructive and ongoing rapport with children and parents
  • Create activities that are fun and educational for the children
  • Collaborate with schools and local organizations
  • Some library clerk duties, as needed
  • Develop and run library programs for young children


  • 2+ years’ experience working with children in a classroom setting
  • High School Diploma required
  • Degree and/or certification in Early Childhood Education strongly encouraged
  • Caring and nurturing attitude toward children
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About the Library

The Schuylerville Public Library is located in the village of Schuylerville and serves a school district population of 9,981 across seven towns and two villages. Schuylerville has an especially rich past being a battlefield in two wars, location of many revolutions, including fights for freedom, transportation, and industry along with an abundance of rich natural resources and a bounty of agriculture. The Schuylerville Public Library was named a 3-star library by the Library Journal magazine. Each year, the Library hosts hundreds of programs and serves thousands of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. Connect here for TLC! (Technology, Literacy, and Community). 

Library hours:
Monday – Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

To Apply, send Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Professional References to or

Caitlin Johnson
Schuylerville Public Library
52 Ferry Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Application due by September 21

Library Director – Petersburgh Public Library, Rensselaer County NY

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The Library Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking an energetic and book-passionate person with administrative experience.  Library experience will be a considered a plus and preference will be given to a Petersburgh resident.   The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.

This is a part-time position working twenty-four hour per week with a starting salary of $21,000 per annum.  The position will start November 1, 2018. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references by the submission deadline of October 15, 2018.

Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138.  Submissions via email should be sent to

Library Director Job Description