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.

Current Openings

Full-Time Circulation Library Specialist I/II

Hiring Salary Range (Grade 14 or Grade 17):
$13.73 – $20.62 per hour, or $16.03 - $24.04 per hour, DOE
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (40 hours / week)

Focus: Volunteer Coordinator, Workroom, Circulation Services, Circulation Librarian Support.

The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly to the Circulation Librarian. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to recruiting, training and managing library volunteers. In addition, marketing the volunteer program, maintaining current statistics of the volunteer program, reporting monthly and yearly figures, and coordinating and communicating with librarians to establish core volunteer duties is essential.

This position will also co-manage the Adult Book Club and Book Club Kit project by constructing monthly flyers for online/print publication, prepare materials from AR State Library for distribution and return and creating new kit materials for Book Club Kits. Co-managing technology with the Circulation Librarian and other Specialists by providing support for loanable technology in circulation, as well as updating devices with software, memory, and content and troubleshooting technological difficulties/issues with staff.

Applicants will also assist with the BPL Tech Card Program by managing packet preparation, coordinate volunteer groups and staff in assembly, maintaining Tech Card accounts for accuracy and creating monthly marketing pieces promoting the program in conjunction with Circulation Librarian.

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to administrative support for the Circulation Librarian and department, implementation of new library card procedures with staff, checking records for accuracy and data entry. Shelving support in other departments, arranging new book displays and PT staff training and support are additional requirements of the position.

Daily activities also include working the circulation service desk approximately 2-3 hours, working check-in and shelving when needed at BPL and the Bentonville Community Center on intermittent basis, programming/marketing support for Circulation Librarian and understanding reference procedures.

Focus on telephone/email etiquette, organizational skills, streamlined/efficient procedures and time management to be successful in responsibilities. Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to learn/perform new responsibilities will be key for success.


Part-Time Circulation Library Clerk

Hiring Salary Range (Grade 81 – Grade 84):
$8.87 – $15.14 per hour, DOE
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday 4 PM-8 PM and Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM (15 hours / week)

Works under the supervision of the circulation librarian, 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. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, issues and updates library cards, tenders money, checks out materials, checks in materials, sorts, shelves and repairs materials.

Library Application Procedures

To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional résumé.

Get the application here:

Completed applications and résumés should be submitted:
City of Bentonville, Human Resources
117 West Central Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712
FAX: (479) 271-5913


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.

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.


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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status. Job offers are contingent on police, background and/or criminal inquiries and drug screen.

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