Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Peter White Public Library is located in Marquette, which is located in the picturesque Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Library provides services to the City of Marquette and five surrounding townships. The Peter White Public Library serves over 36,000 people; currently employs 40 people; and has an annual operating budget of $2 million.

Peter White Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome new staff and the unique contributions each one brings to our Library. Our patrons come from all walks of life and so do we. 


To Apply:

Applications are only accepted for currently posted openings. 

A PWPL Employment Application is required for all job openings. Depending on the position a resume and cover letter may also be required. Please refer to the Job Opening for full details. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.

Please note: A negative drug screen is required for employment at PWPL. Due to Federal funding requirements, this drug screen includes Marijuana.

Please send Employment Application and other requested documents to:
Andrea Ingmire, Library Director
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front Street
Marquette, MI 49855
fax: 906-226-1783


Current Opening


Position: Local History Assistant (Full Job Description)

Application Requirements: PWPL Application, resume, and cover letter. 

📅 Application Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2024.

Starting pay: $14.60/hr with annual step increases.

Benefits include: PTO leave and paid holidays.  

🕒 Hours of work: Average weekly hours 24 - 27/week. Evening and Weekend hours are required. 

Key Responsibilities:

✔️ Provide reference services by answering inquiries and guiding patrons in using our library resources ✔️ Organize and maintain our treasured local history collections


✔️ Bachelor’s degree ✔️ 3 or more years of library experience (or comparable experience such as museum, archives, or research) ✔️ Strong interest in Upper Peninsula regional history ✔️ Proficiency with computer skills

If you're ready to help us preserve the rich heritage of our community and provide exceptional service, apply now!


Position: Youth Service Programming Assistant (Part-Time) (Full Job Description)

Application Requirements: PWPL Application, resume, and cover letter. 

📅 Application Preference Deadline: June 26, 2024.

Starting Pay:  $14.60/hr with annual step increases.

Benefits Include: PTO leave and paid holidays.

🕒 Hours of Work: Average weekly hours 20 - 24/week. Evening and Weekend hours are required.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  •  Assisting youth and their caregivers in their use of the Youth Services Department.
  • Creating and implementing library programs for youth.
  •  Assisting with library material and literacy-related projects.
  • Performing routine tasks to ensure a clean and efficient work environment.


  • ✔️Bachelor’s degree or significant related experience is required.
  • ✔️Candidates must have a strong desire to work directly with youth and their caregivers.
  • ✔️Previous customer service experience is required, and previous library experience is preferred.



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