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Circulation Manager at Springfield-Greene County Library District, (Springfield, MO)

POSITION: Circulation Manager
LOCATION: Schweitzer Brentwood – 2214 Brentwood Boulevard – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY: $40,560.00 per year


This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work primarily weekday daytime hours, but also 2-4 weekend days per month and 1-2 evenings per week. Current library hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County. 

Full time benefits include vacation and holiday pay, Retirement pension, Medical and Dental insurance, and Employee Assistance Program. Vision insurance, Telehealth and a retirement savings plan are also available.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field.

Essential Functions

  • Assumes responsibility for daily operations of the Circulation Department
  • Responsible for overseeing Circulation and Paging staff including performance reviews and development
  • Schedules staff and volunteers to assure productivity and high levels of patron service
  • Audits and approves time sheets for bi-weekly payroll
  • Assists with interviewing and selection of circulation and paging staff
  • Coordinates all department services in compliance with system policies and procedures
  • Performs regular circulation functions
  • Accountable for all monies collected in the Circulation Department
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) – will be the building manager as assigned, handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Participates on Circulation Committee
  • Assists other library departments as needed including support in the gift shop when gift shop staff or volunteers are unavailable
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library. These duties may include tasks such as compiling branch circulation statistics, processing voter registration, serving as a Passport Acceptance Agent, planning and presenting staff training, etc.


  • BS/BA degree
  • Library experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Familiarity with electronic/digital products provided by the Library
  • Thorough knowledge of circulation functions and library policies
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Performs essential functions during high patron volume


  • Regular, daily, complex public contact
  • Work closely with other department managers both inside the Library Branch and across the Library District
  • Work closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with patrons and system staff


  • Supervise circulation and paging department staff
  • Supervised by branch manager

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • May stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Displays good coordination and mobility

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

How to Apply

TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment Applications may be found online at then follow the link provided for this Job Posting Complete application and submit transcript through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to [email protected] or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.


  • Current library employees desiring consideration must:
  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
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