Employment Opportunities

You love libraries.  You love people.  You’re perfect for us!

Working at Newport News Public Library (NNPL) is no ordinary job. As a public servant, you will find yourself getting to do so much more than you imagined. Yes, we have books—a lot of them.  But working at NNPL goes way beyond books.

Did you know our library branches host hundreds of programs and special events for patrons throughout the year? Our team pitches, plans, and puts together free programs involving science, technology, engineering, art, math, reading, and much more.  NNPL also offers computer and technology classes, research assistance, and extensive career help.

It takes a team of people with an array of skills to fulfill all these services and needs. From entry-level positions to advanced-degree roles, we have a place for curious and dedicated team-players who enjoy working with people.

At the Newport News Public Library, we embrace employees with a broad-range of skill sets, experiences, and points of view, which means we strive for a diverse workforce.  We know our employees are the key to our success.  We offer full and part-time jobs.  The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package for many positions.

Please click here for current employment opportunities with the City of Newport News.

Current Open Library Positions:

Assistant Director of Libraries and Information Services (Full-Time)-  This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the Director of the Department of Libraries & Information Services in planning, evaluating, and directing the operations of the Library. May serve as Director in the absence of the Director. Serves on the department’s Executive Team. Reports to the Director of Libraries & Information Services. Position closes January 26, 2022. 

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Library Assistant (Part-Time)-  This position is responsible for shelving all library materials in proper order and assisting with maintaining library collections. Assists with library operations and provides customer service to library patrons to support general usage of library facilities. Reports to the Senior Information Services Specialist. Position closes January 24, 2022. 

Candidates applying for the Library Assistant position are required to successfully complete the Alpha Numeric Test by 1/25/2022. To schedule an appointment to take the Alpha Numeric Test contact your nearest Newport News Public Library.

              Grissom Library 369-3190

              Main Street Library 591-4858

              Pearl Bailey Library 247-8677

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