Eastern Shore Public Library

Job Opportunities

Applications for employment are always welcome and will be kept on file to review if a position opens in the future.  Resumes and cover letters can be mailed to:

Library Director

PO Box 360

Accomac, VA 23301

Job Opportunities:


Position:  Librarian I – Youth Services

Location:  Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac, Virginia

Apply by: November 15, 2020

The Eastern Shore Public Library is seeking a dynamic Youth Services Librarian to provide services in the new regional library opening in mid-2021 in Parksley, Virginia.  This librarian will have a high impact on the culture of literacy in a beautiful, rural waterside community.  The successful candidate will present early literacy curriculum-based programs, provide high quality school-age programming some of which is STEAM related, provide reader’s advisory, technology literacy, and outreach programs to children, teens and their caregivers, and implement collection management for juvenile and young adult collections.  The Youth Services Librarian will partner with area youth and family service providers to coordinate literacy and learning initiatives.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a beautiful, coastal community located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.  While close to major metropolitan areas, it maintains a unique rural culture woven into the natural and historic environs.  The Shore is home to some of the oldest Virginia families as well as many recent Mexican, Guatemalan, and Haitian immigrants providing a diverse population with literacy challenges. For someone seeking to provide a high impact on community literacy, consider this position in a library system of four small, rural libraries.

The position is full-time at 40 hours per week and includes health insurance, sick and vacation, and enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System.  Minimum salary is $35,000.  A Virginia Public Library Certificate is required. Experience working with children required.  Library experience preferred.  ESPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.  A background check will be required.  For a complete job description visit the library website at www.espl.org.  To apply:  Mail a cover letter, resume, and curricula vitae to Director, Eastern Shore Public Library, PO Box 360, Accomac, VA 23301 or email Director Cara Burton, cburton@espl.org.

 Library Specialist I – Circulation and Public Service

Part-time position.   No benefits.  Must be able to work during weekdays and at both the Accomac and Nassawadox locations.  This is an entry level position that requires a high school diploma.  The key job function is general library customer service at the front desk working with the public.  Excellent communication and basic computer skills are required.  Hourly wage based upon experience.  Review the job description online at espl.org.

Eastern Shore Public Library follows CDC guidelines to protect staff and the public from coronavirus transmission, which includes wearing masks, social distancing, and workstation barriers.

Letters of interest, resume, and three references can be mailed to Cara Burton, Eastern Shore Public Library, PO Box 360, Accomac VA 23301.  No phone calls, please.  Deadline for application is August 28, 2020 or until position is filled.

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