DATE ENTERED: July 15, 2022
POSITION: Library Genealogy Associate
LOCATION: Thomas Balch Library, Town of Leesburg, VA
APPLY BY: Open Until Filled

Library Genealogy Associate
Town of Leesburg
Thomas Balch Library
$52,446-$95,178 DOQ
Open Until Filled

Do you want to apply your expertise for a cause you can feel good about? Do you want to work for an organization that wants you to grow with it and offers tuition reimbursement, certification training, and a chance to learn about multiple industries? Come work for the Town of Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century! Located 35 miles west of the nation's capital in the heart of DC's Wine Country, you'll enjoy a vibrant and authentic community with "big city" amenities. The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits.

Who We're Looking For
If you identify with the following descriptions, then you may be perfect for the Town of Leesburg:

  • Creative problem solver
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Life-long learner
  • Strong team player
  • Passionate about excellent customer service
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Effective communicator
  • Desire to impart knowledge to others
  • "Early adopter" of new technologies

What You'll Be Doing
This position, located within Thomas Balch Library, provides historical and genealogical reference assistance to the public. This position will be responsible for processing and maintaining genealogical research files and coordinating genealogical outreach and delivering presentations, trainings and workshops. Weekend and evening hours may be required.

For more detailed job descriptions, please visit the Town's Job Descriptions page.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Genealogy, Library Science or History and four (4) years’ experience in a special collections library. Ability to obtain Genealogical certificates as researcher and instructor within two (2) years of employment; five (5) to ten (10) years of professional genealogical or historical research; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record; certification in CPR/AED and First Aid or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.

TO APPLY: A Town of Leesburg online application for employment is required for each position. Please go to www.leesburgva.gov/jobs to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.