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Submitting Applications

Applications may be submitted online, or 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.

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

Current Job Openings


Position Vacancy Announcement 
Internship-Digital Lab 

Summary: Provides support to KPL digital lab users in identifying, planning and producing projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides consultation and technological support to all Hub users for available equipment and software.
• Provides one point of service functions and enforces Hub policies.
• Documents daily Hub usage and patron service concerns.
• Researches, develops and implements instructional design materials and projects based on user needs to include project cards, tutorials, blog posts, etc. Adds instructional tools to Spicynotes.
• Completes special projects as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in a college degree program.
• Strong working knowledge/experience with PC (Windows 7) and Apple (OSX).
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products; Photoshop, Premier, Professional Cloud storage, Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud. 
• Video and audio editing experience with working knowledge of Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
• Demonstration of excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Evidence of strong public service orientation.

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 75 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: Work will be performed in an office environment and within library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary
$11.25 per hour

Schedule
18 hours weekly to include: Tuesday 2pm – 8pm, Thursday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or jobs@kpl.gov. Applications are available in the Administrative Office, on our website at www.kpl.gov or on our Career Center

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 


IT Internship – Desktop Systems Support
Central Library 

Summary: Internship position responsible for providing support to the Desktop Systems Specialist in the provision of technical support for hardware, software, and network devices throughout the library system.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides support to end-users for PCs, hardware, software, peripheral and mobile tech devices to include installation, upgrade, diagnostics, maintenance and repair.
• Responds to general helpdesk requests.
• Assists with organization of inventory and electronic recycling.
• Provides computer/technology support to patrons using digital lab.
• Completes special projects as assigned.
• Creates and maintains technology blogs on KPL webpage.

Minimum Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in a college degree program with junior or senior status in Information Technology /Computer science.
• Strong knowledge/experience with PC hardware/software, server hardware and latest operating systems, network connectivity and communications.
• Working knowledge of Windows 7 and XP and the ability to install integrate and support these operating systems.
• Ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot MS Office 2007 and 2010.
• Experience with Apple iOS and OS.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.

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 75 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: Work will be performed in an office environment and within library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary
$11.25 per hour

Schedule
15-20 hours weekly. Schedule will be set by semester

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or jobs@kpl.gov. Applications are available in the Administrative Office or on our website at www.kpl.gov/jobs or on our Career Center

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 


Tech Intern 

Summary: Tech Interns are assigned to the reference desk and provide computer/technology support to patrons using public computers and/or library digital services.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide computer/technology support to patrons using public computers and digital lab including but not limited to:
   o Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Picture Manager, OneNote)
   o Internet browser and email issues
   o Library public access & print systems
   o Library digital services and collections
• Provide WiFi connectivity support for patrons in the library.
• Assist patrons with user inquiries such as printing help, addition of funds to library accounts.
• Refer patrons to reference staff for inquiries beyond the scope of technology assistance.
• Ensure public internet usage rules are consistently followed.
• Report any problem, computer, security or behavioral to appropriate party
   o Computer problems to IT
   o Behavioral or computer usage to security
• Set up and operate AV equipment for library and external group use in public meeting rooms.
• Process and display newspapers during any weekend shifts.
• Maintain library use statistics and report on types of questions, frequency of requests, etc.
• Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to KPL policies and procedures.
• Complete other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in a college degree program.
• Knowledge of PC and Mac computer systems including competency with Microsoft Office 2010 products and internet techniques including email, browsers, downloading, uploading, etc. and demonstrate ability to provide instruction in their use.
• Ability to move throughout the library assisting patrons.
• Demonstration of excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly and professionally to library staff and diverse patron population.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.

Salary
$11.25 per hour

Schedule
15-20 hours weekly to include mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. Schedule will be set by semester

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or jobs@kpl.gov. Applications are available in the Administrative Office or on our website at www.kpl.gov/jobs or on our Career Center

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.