Employment Opportunities

You love libraries.  You love people.  You’re perfect for us!

Working at Newport News Public Library (NNPL) is no ordinary job. As a public servant, you will find yourself getting to do so much more than you imagined. Yes, we have books—a lot of them.  But working at NNPL goes way beyond books.

Did you know our library branches host hundreds of programs and special events for patrons throughout the year? Our team pitches, plans, and puts together free programs involving science, technology, engineering, art, math, reading, and much more.  NNPL also offers computer and technology classes, research assistance, and extensive career help.

It takes a team of people with an array of skills to fulfill all these services and needs. From entry-level positions to advanced-degree roles, we have a place for curious and dedicated team-players who enjoy working with people.

At the Newport News Public Library, we embrace employees with a broad-range of skill sets, experiences, and points of view, which means we strive for a diverse workforce.  We know our employees are the key to our success.  We offer full and part-time jobs.  The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package for many positions.

Current Open Positions:

Undergraduate or Graduate Paid Internship

Assist with research using a variety of historical and reference materials focusing on the history of the Southeast Community in Newport News, but may also include broader topics in local history.  Digitize historical records and artifacts.  Accompany library staff to off-campus sites to assist with conducting research, scanning materials, or assisting library staff with oral history interviews. Sites may include churches, museums, community centers, other libraries and archives, or private residences.

Requires current enrollment towards a degree in History, Sociology, African American Studies, American Studies, Library and Information Science, or related fields.

Applicants will possess the following traits: Skilled in historical research; excellent writing skills; basic knowledge of archival procedures; proficiency in MS-Office; basic knowledge of US and Virginia history. Preferred knowledge: digital camera operation, filming, story-boarding for videos.  Schedule will be based on selected applicant’s class schedule.

For additional information on the City’s internship program, please contact Human Resources at (757) 926-1800 or email: nnintern@nnva.gov

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