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Point Roberts Library

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Custodian for the new Point Roberts Library that is opening this summer. The Custodian performs a variety of cleaning tasks: dusting, vacuuming, cleaning windows and bathrooms and other similar duties. Requires high school diploma and six or more months’ relevant experience or equivalent combination. Three to four hours per week, with extra hours for special cleaning projects. $14.74 per hour. Apply by Saturday, June 30.  Click on the job posting for further details and information on how to apply.

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Communications Specialist

Administrative Services

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a creative and detail-oriented Communications Specialist to draft, design, edit, and distribute print and online promotional and communication materials to inform the public and promote the Library to a variety of audiences and ages.  The Communications Specialist performs and assists in a variety of complex graphic design and marketing duties to inform the public and promote the Library in a manner consistent with the Library brand and image; facilitates external communication about Library news and events; serves as a member of the Communications Team; manages internal communications related to community relations; supports programs and special projects for administration; and performs other duties as assigned. Requires Associate degree and one or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience, and a fun and innovative attitude. Full-time position, with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply by Friday, June 29. Click on the job posting for further details and information on how to apply.

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Application Process


Applications are available at our Administrative Services offices and WCLS library locations, or you may download or complete an Employment Application form electronically*. The Employment History form is available if you need more space than the application provides.

* The Employment Application form is designed to be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may save the data you enter into the Employment Application form for future reference.  The reader is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems web site.  Please note that completing the Employment Application with Apple Preview is not recommended.


A completed and signed Whatcom County Library System Employment Application is required for each position applied for, and must be received via mail, e-mail, or delivery by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date unless otherwise indicated by the job posting.

Incomplete applications or applications not received by the posted deadline on the closing date may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed application.


Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted if they are selected for an interview. The hiring process may take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department at 360-305-3607.

Offers of Employment Conditional

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant’s identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Employment Benefits

The Whatcom County Library System is proud to offer eligible employees a competitive benefit package.

All employees are eligible for our Employee Assistance Program, supplemental benefits through Colonial Life, and a Deferred Compensation Program.

Employees working an average of 70 or more hours per calendar month are eligible for the Public Employees Retirement System plan.

Employees working a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week are eligible for paid holidays, vacation leave, and sick leave. WCLS also provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, and long term disability insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other legally protected class. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. To request accommodation please call 360-305-3607.