Work or Volunteer with the Library


Interested in working or voluneering with the Mahwah Public Library?  The Mahwah Public Library connects you with the world of literacy, cultural diversity, and learning. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and fruitful. You will be able to acquire new skills and gain valuable experience, expand your social horizons, serve in your own neighborhood and most importantly, be appreciated for all your hard work!

Paid positions are typically posted on the BCCLS "want-ads" page.  Open positions are also posted on this page from time to time.

Interested in volunteering?  The library can always use more help!  The Library uses a large contingency of first rate volunteers who perform a wide range of other tasks that benefit the Library. If you wish to volunteer your time please call 201-529-7323 or visit the library to see what times are available.

Volunteer ESL Tutors

The Library is starting an English as a Second Language program and looking for adult volunteers to help as ESL tutors. 

To be a volunteer, you need to enjoy working with people, demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing, and have a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Adult volunteers do not need to have a college degree or previous experience as a tutor. The Library will provide training through the Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley.  The training consists of four 2-1/2 hour session .   

Contact the adult information desk at 201.529.7323 x226 for more information. 

Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

The Mahwah Public Library seeks an all-star Public Relations & Marketing Assistant to join our collaborative, customer-focused team!

The Public Relations & Marketing Assistant works closely with the senior management team on a wide range of marketing initiatives to meet the Library’s outreach, communications, and promotional goals.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic marketing professional who understands the mission of a public library and demonstrates passion for the Library’s vision build community and enrich lives. 

The Public Relations and Marketing Assistant works collaboratively with administration and staff in the creation of marketing and publicity that communicate the value of the Library, engage area residents, and promotes use of our collections, programs and services.  Primary responsibilities include creation of the Library’s social media campaigns, newsletters, flyers, physical and digital signage, visual branding, etc.  The Marking Assistant provides staff with support for visual merchandising within the Library, works on special marketing projects, and other work as assigned.

The successful candidate must have excellent graphic design and communication skills.  The ability to both work independently and interact effectively with staff in a professional and positive manner is expected.  Prior experience with marketing, publicity and/or public relations is strongly preferred.  Experience required with relevant software in a Windows environment, focusing on software of use in the creation of marketing and publicity materials (knowledge of Microsoft Office required; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite strongly preferred). Knowledge of social media marketing best practices highly desirable. Experience in a public library or related non-profit is preferred.

This is a part-time position (anticipated 20 hrs./wk. to start) with a competitive hiring range of $20 – 24/hr., commensurate with qualifications and experience.   

The Mahwah Public Library is among the busiest libraries in Bergen County and growing strong.  The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency.  Above all, we are dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to our community every day.

Download complete position description, including duties and requirements.  Interested parties should send a letter of interest addressing the Library's stated needs, resume, portfolio, and three (3) professional references to:

Kurt Hadeler, Director
[email protected]

Preference will be given to applications received by 5pm on Friday, February 12, 2021. Applicants must present a current portfolio of successful written marketing and publicity work prior to any interview. 

Interested individuals should be aware that the New Jersey First Act requires employees of all public employers to reside in the State of New Jersey unless otherwise exempted under the law.

100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 201.529.READ
[email protected]