Diversity • Equity • Inclusion
The Community Library Association is comprised of The Community Library, The Gold Mine Thrift and Consign Stores, and the Center for Regional History, which includes the Regional History Museum, Reading Room, and the Ernest and Mary Hemingway House and Preserve.
We believe it is within all of us to inspire, motivate, facilitate, and challenge one another to new thinking. Passionately.
Community Library Association Benefits
All employees are eligible for:
– Voluntary vision and dental insurance
– Employee discount at The Gold Mine Thrift Store
– Professional development stipend ($200/year for part-time employees, $400/year for full-time employees)
Full-Time employees are eligible for:
– Health insurance: the CLA pays for 85% of a Regence Gold 800 plan, or the employee can choose to apply the dollar amount of that coverage to a Regence Platinum 500 plan, Regence Gold 1500 plan, Regence Gold 2500 plan, or a Regence Silver HSA 4850.
– Retirement plan: the CLA offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan and up to a 4% match on an employee’s gross earnings.
– Paid time off: the CLA annually offers 11 holidays, 10 vacation days (15 after 3 years), 6 sick days, 5 days bereavement (per loss, not per year), and jury duty/witness pay (up to two weeks, after that at the discretion of the organization).
– Life Insurance: the CLA pays for a $10,000 AD&D policy for each full time employee.
Full-Time Job Openings
The Maintenance Manager works with the director of operations to ensure that The Community Library Association facilities are kept in excellent condition. These facilities include heavily used public buildings such as The Community Library, The Regional History Museum, The Gold Mine Thrift Store, and Gold Mine Consign; as well as the Ernest and Mary Hemingway House and Preserve, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and includes a writer-in-residence apartment. The Maintenance Manager will work with association staff and outside contractors to coordinate cleaning, repairs, and preventive maintenance. The Maintenance Manager will spend approximately 20 hours/week performing custodial work, and the remainder of the time on other tasks. The weekly schedule for this position will be determined and includes a moderate amount of flexibility.
This is a full-time hourly position, and minimum compensation is $28.50/hour. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
The Community Library seeks a full-time, year-round Retail Associate to assist with critical retail sales, donation pricing, restock with the processing, pricing, and displaying of housewares, books and clothing sorting/pricing and assists, when needed, with cashiering or receiving donations in both the thrift and possibly the consignment stores. This is a full-time hourly position with a minimum starting wage of $18/hour plus benefits such as an employee discount, 4% retirement plan match and paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, as well as health insurance benefits. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
Part-Time Job Openings
There are no year-round part-time job openings at this time.
Seasonal Job Openings
The Community Library seeks a seasonal, part-time Bloom Librarian to perform a variety of tasks that maintain the orderly flow of daily business at The Community Library’s portion of the BLOOM truck. The Bloom Librarian is responsible for several areas of library operations, including circulation, technical services, and customer and patron service. At the Bloom truck, the Librarian must convey a particular enthusiasm for children’s literature, for children and teens, and for educational programming. This is a seasonal (summer) part-time position with a minimum starting wage of $18/hour and an estimated start in Mid-May. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
Regional History Museum Intern
The Community Library seeks a part-time summer intern for the Center for Regional History. The summer Regional History Museum Intern assists the Regional History staff and will focus on Museum operations and Museum collections. Duties include leading the public through exhibits, performing daily museum operations, and entering descriptive metadata for collection objects. The ideal candidate has educational interests in history, storytelling, forensics, and/or museum studies, in addition to excellent communication skills. This is a seasonal (May/June-August/September) part-time position with a wage of $16/hour. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
Summer Processing/Retail Associates
The Community Library seeks multiple Summer Processing/Retail Associates to assist with the processing, pricing, and displaying of housewares, books and clothing sorting/pricing and assists, when needed, with cashiering or receiving donations in both the thrift and possibly the consignment stores. Additional donation categories may also be assigned to this individual. These are seasonal (May/June-August/September) variable-hour positions with a minimum starting wage of $18/hour. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
The Patricia Crandall Lane Trailing of the Sheep Festival Archives Intern
The Community Library Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History (JRLCRH) seeks a part-time summer intern to work on The Patricia Crandall Lane Trailing of the Sheep (TOTS) Festival Archives. The Center received the archive in 2019 and is currently processing it and making it accessible for researchers. The archive contains the record of the Ketchum-based TOTS organization that formed twenty-six years ago to celebrate the history of the multi-faceted expressions of sheep ranching in central Idaho. Under the direction of the Center for Regional History, the intern will assist with the archive, specifically, at the Library. Duties include completing the initial inventory, processing a small portion of the archive, and learning to create public access for the archive. The ideal candidate is excited about working as a part of a team while learning about archival processing. Demonstrated interest in U.S. history, public history, storytelling, forensics, agriculture, cultural heritage, and/or library and museum studies is a big plus. The intern position is funded by the Trailing of the Sheep Festival non-profit organization. This is a seasonal (May/June-August/September) part-time position with a wage of $20/hour. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.
If you are interested in volunteering for The Community Library, Regional History Museum, or The Gold Mine Thrift Store, start here!