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Submitting Applications

Applications may be submitted in person at the Administrative Office on the 3rd floor of Central Library anytime Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Submit by fax: 269-553-7999

Submit by email: jobs@kpl.gov

Please note: if submitting electronically, please save your completed application (.pdf) to a local drive or external device first, then send as an attachment.

Current Job Openings


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Download this announcement (PDF)
July 2014

Kalamazoo Public Library

Hourly Custodian

Central Branch

Position Summary:  The custodian position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the library’s public and office environments.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform routine and comprehensive custodial care and maintenance of assigned facilities, furnishings, and
grounds.
• Monitor building conditions and report problems.
• Report and respond to emergency calls for custodial assistance.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill, efficiency, and safety.
• Ability to operate buffers, scrubbers, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers and other equipment.
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as listed below.

Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within all areas of the library facilities.  In the work environment, described below the position requires verbal and written communication  with others, sitting, standing, walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools, objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions.  Approximately 75% of the duties of this job are performed within a library/office environment.

Salary

$9.50 - $12.50 per hour

Schedule

20 hours weekly; Monday-Thursday  8:30 pm to 12:00 am; Friday 6:30 pm-10 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm to 7:30pm.

Start date

Immediately

Applications available in the Administrative Office or at www.kpl.gov

Completed applications are required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New in the Administrative Office.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Download this announcement (PDF)
July 28, 2014

Library Aide

12 – 16 Hours per week
Alma Powell/Eastwood branch

Position Summary:  Performs general library duties which support the services of the library.

Duties and responsibilities

• Assist patrons at the public desks.
• Monitor public areas.
• Instruct patrons on library policy and use of equipment.
• Enter information into databases.
• Perform clerical tasks.
• Discharge and shelve materials.
• Assist with programming as requested.
• Support other branch locations as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to communicate clearly with patrons, co-workers and supervisors.
• Ability to follow library policies and procedures, as they relate to issuing library cards, checking out items, and collecting fines and fees.
• Demonstration of excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to work well with diverse populations.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Demonstrated basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Salary

$8.00 - $10.50 per hour

Schedule

12-16 hours weekly; must have evening and weekend availability.

Start date

Immediately

Applications available in the Administrative Office or at www.kpl.gov
Completed applications should be sent to Terry New in the
Human Resources Office.

Applications accepted until position is filled.