Thank you for considering Bentonville Public Library as a potential employer. 

Bentonville Library seeks positive and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy public service, practice proactive customer relations and value lifelong learning.  

General Information

Every employee plays an integral role in the library's team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library's mission. All BPL jobs require a strong focus on customer service, professionalism, teamwork and technology experience.  Further, all positions require the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. Other duties may be assigned; attendance is required of all positions. Complete job descriptions are available upon request.

BPL is a City of Bentonville department, adhering to the City's employment and personnel policies.


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Current Openings


Title:  Part-Time Adult Clerk II – Adult & Circulation Services

Department/Location:  Library

Salary Grade:  85

Hiring Range:  $13.17 – $14.48 per hour, DOE

Part-Time Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday 4-8, Saturday 8:45 - 5:15 (16 hours per week)

Brief Job Summary:  Works under the supervision of the adult services and circulation librarians, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. 

Responsibilities include:  public desk duties, issues and updates library cards, tenders money, checks out materials, checks in materials, sorts, shelves and repairs materials, assists patrons in locating materials, helps computer users with technical questions, data-entry and cataloging tasks, performs inter-library loan procedures and meeting room assistance.

Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work.  Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences.  A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements:  One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


BPL Hiring Practices

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or résumé does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration.

The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political status, disability status, or genetic information, as required by all federal and state laws. The City’s commitment extends to all employment related decisions, terms and conditions of employment (including job opportunities), promotions, pay and benefits. Job offers are contingent on police, background or criminal inquiries and drug screen. Some job offers also require a physical exam or a credit check, as appropriate.


NWACC Work-Study / Reading Tutor

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a NWACC student who is eligible for financial aid.
  • Must be enrolled in Assoc. of Applied Science in Early Childhood Ed., Assoc. of Arts in Teaching, or Cert. of Proficiency in Child Development Associate programs.
  • Must be able to work Saturdays and afterschool/evening hours.
  • More details can be found on NWACC's website.

Job Description

  • Student will act as a reading tutor for preschool-age through elementary-school-age children through the following programs: Study Buddies and Reading Buddies.
  • Student will perform family literacy activities in a family literacy project that provides services to families with preschool-age children or children who are in elementary school through Early Literacy Story times.
  • Student will work directly with children and parents delivering the curriculum.
  • Shelving and reading age appropriate books and digital resources to develop curriculum under the supervision of a MLS librarian.
  • Learn more at NWACC's website.

NWACC Application Procedures

BPL is partnering with NWACC for this unique position. Application and hiring procedures will be in accordance with both organization's policies. BPL reserves the right to conduct a police, background and/or criminal inquiry on the student. Service and retention is contingent on the results of these inquiries.

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