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. 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

Part-Time Children’s Clerk

Hiring Salary Range (Grade 81 – Grade 84):
$8.74 – $14.92 per hour, DOE

Schedule: Part-time shift is 15 hours per week.
The schedule is Monday, Wednesday 4-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM.

Job Summary

Works under the supervision of the Children’s Librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s youth services team.
Assists Librarian by developing and presenting lesson plans to meet specific literacy needs of children such as storytimes, library education and summer reading programs. Monitors the condition of the children's department. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to all library users, with a focus on services to children, teens, parents and teachers. Strong focus on children’s programming and literature preferred.

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.

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.

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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