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Alexandria is a historic city located in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.  Distinct neighborhoods including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offer something for everyone.  Headquarters to several prominent organizations, including the Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, our city of nearly 150,000 residents is a diverse community—a distinctly urban area that retains a small town atmosphere.

Alexandria Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Proficiency/fluency in Amharic, Arabic or Spanish is highly desired, but not required for these positions. These positions require the successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including a criminal background screening.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!



Youth Services Manager (Librarian III) - Full-Time/40 Hours a Week - Beatley Central Librarian

Custodian - Part-Time/15 Hours a Week (No Benefits) - Multiple Locations

Library Aide - Part-Time/15 Hours a Week (No Benefits) - Duncan Branch Library

Librarian III – Central Library Youth Services Manager  

Full-time / 40 hours per week

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Beatley Library’s Youth Services Team and coordinates Youth Services Programs system wide. This position also works with other City departments to lead programs and initiatives such as All Alexandria Reads and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

General Duties:

  • Supervises and schedules three full-time positions and five part-time positions
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives, including summer reading programs, for children ages 0-12
  • Oversees planning and implementation of teen programming
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials, including the purchase of children’s and teen materials for the Beatley Central Library
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing services to youth and families in the community
  • Represents the Library on youth and family-oriented City committees and workgroups
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to evaluate and improve youth programming and services
  • Functions as building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence
  • Participates on the Library’s Youth Services Committee and leads planning and implementation of system-wide Youth Services initiatives

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services 

  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning 

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology 

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment 

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff 

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 

  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred 

Minimum Requirements

Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Spanish language skills preferred.

Salary: $59,674 - $79,934 Annually


Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.


Beatley Central Library – 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304


Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Beatley Central Library, and will include days, evenings and Saturdays.

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or

This position is open until filled


Part-Time/15 Hours a Week - Multiple Locations


A Custodian performs routine manual tasks involving the custodial care and cleaning of public buildings. This work includes performing cleaning and minor maintenance tasks in an assigned building or building area. Primary responsibilities are to use proper methods, materials and equipment in cleaning and attending to the neatness and sanitation of buildings and/or equipment. An employee in this class works under close supervision, and activities follow a well established routine.


Duties include:

Sweeps, mops, scrubs floors and spot cleans all common areas; dusts and cleans offices; washes windows, walls, and mirrors; cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms and replenishes supplies; helps move office and building furniture and equipment, and prepares rooms for meetings; empties waste cans and ash cans; recycles bottles, cans, white paper, newspapers; maintains a variety of cleaning equipment; reports building problems; maintains immediate outdoor areas by picking up trash, weeding, and watering plants. Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment; ability to exercise care in the use of cleaning materials for different types of surfaces; ability to follow simple oral and written instructions; ability to work safely without hazard to self and/ or others; and sufficient physical strength to withstand the strain of working long hours performing cleaning work ---reaching, bending, stooping, and carrying.  Some experience in janitorial or related custodial work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred.  Applicant needs to be hardworking, able to work independently, reliable, and must show initiative. 


Minimum requirements:

Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions in English.  Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs on a regular basis without help and carry custodial materials, office supplies, furniture, tools, and other materials in a safe and secure manner. Must have a valid local driver's license and be insurable by the Alexandria Library’s insurance company. Must own or have regular access to an automobile, and must be able to travel to different locations - when needed.  Employees will be reimbursed .58 cents per mile driven for work-related purposes. 



$15.15 an Hour

This position is not eligible for benefits.


The custodian will be assigned to either Burke, Barrett, or the Duncan Branch Library on Monday through Thursday hours between 5pm-8pm, 15 hours per week.  This position will also include one Saturday every other week.


Application Instructions

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, Human Resources Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or


Open until filled.  Online applications encouraged


Library Aide
Part-Time/15 Hours a Week - Duncan Branch Library

The Alexandria Library is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Circulation team with the Alexandria Library. The ideal candidates will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy neighborhood library. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for direct customer service to patrons.


  • Register patrons for library cards, check items in/out and retrieve materials for patrons;
  • Answer questions and direct phone calls;
  • Collect fines and fees associated with library services;
  • Assist patrons with searches, locating materials, using online databases, computers, printers, self-check machines, photocopiers;
  • Organize materials to be shelved and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public;
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and stretch in order to manage materials

Minimum requirements:

High School Diploma or GED is required; some college education is preferred. Library Page (Page I) experience is desirable. Physically lift and carry materials either loose or in bags/boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to push fully loaded book carts. A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, library practices (including the use of computers and other technologies) is required.

Other library experience, customer service experience, office work, or volunteer experience can be applied.

Compensation: $15.65 per hour

Location: Duncan Branch Library

Schedule: 15 hours per week. Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the branch and will include Saturdays and at least one evening per week.

This position is temporary and not eligible for benefits.

Application Instructions:
Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or

Open Until Filled

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