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The Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment to fill out an application and return it to the library.  Completed applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If, in that time, a position opens for which an applicant is qualified, the library may be in contact.

Current Openings

Youth Services Manager

Position Title: Youth Services Manager
Location: Kent Free Library, Kent, OH
Posting Date: Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Kent Free Library is looking for a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Youth Services Manager to lead our Youth Services Department. The right candidate will have a positive and outgoing personality, be willing to work as a team player, must demonstrate creativity in programming, and have a willingness to initiate innovative services for the department. This position is responsible for creating a welcoming environment for children, teens and families of all ages. The Youth Services Manager manages and shares responsibilities for story times, school age programming, reference, outreach, reader’s advisory, and collection development with a staff of two full-time Youth Services Librarians. A flexible schedule including two evenings per week and a weekend rotation is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of current trends and topics in children’s and teen literature, programs, and services. The Youth Services Manager reports to the library Director and acts as Librarian in Charge as needed.

An MLIS from an ALA accredited library school is required. Three to five years of successful experience working in a Youth Services department of a public library is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. Alternatively, applicant may demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility in a youth services department. The successful candidate must LOVE working with children, teens, parents, and teachers, and have demonstrated experience in youth programming. Excellent customer service and customer problem solving skills are required.

Salary: $38,500 starting, depending on qualification and experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Stacey Richardson, library Director, at:

Applications received by Friday, December 26th, 2014 will be given first priority.

Youth Services Full Job Description

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00