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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

Custodian/Maintenance Position, part-time

Summary:Kent Free Library is seeking a motivated and responsible individual to join the Facilities department as a part-time (20-24 hours) custodian. The assistant will perform a variety of basic janitorial and maintenance duties to help protect and preserve the library building and library grounds, equipment and supplies. This position reports to the Facilities Manager.

Hours: The work schedule may include daytime, evening and weekend hours as needed by the library. A flexible schedule is required.

Description: The successful candidate will contribute to a positive work environment and be willing to work as a team player. This position requires someone who will ensure that the library is a clean and safe destination within the community. An employee in this position is someone that can perform repetitive, manual work assigned and inspected by a supervisor. One must be able to work independently while upholding library procedures and policies. Regular duties include: performing general custodial tasks, cleaning and maintaining restrooms, monitoring building and grounds conditions during working hours, recognizing when problems may be developing, reporting any unsafe conditions appropriately, stocking and refilling supplies, emptying trash and recycling, using tools and equipment to perform routine repairs, handling unexpected situations or emergencies, following approved safety procedures to clean chemicals or bodily fluids, moving or setting up furniture or equipment as directed, receiving deliveries, delivering packages, removing snow and ice, replacing light bulbs, assisting with building security, and other duties as directed by supervisor or library director. Candidates must be able to perform physical requirements of the position including but not limited to: sitting, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, climbing, and frequently lifting, carrying or pushing up to 50 pounds. The work environment is indoor/outdoor in all seasons.

Qualifications:High school diploma or GED. Basic math and reading comprehension skills required. Previous custodial experience is preferred.

Pay Rate:  $10.00 – $12.18 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Complete and return a job application and a letter of interest. Applications are available at the Information Desk at the library or on library’s website. Application materials received by February 15, 2017 will be given first priority.  Return to Library Director, Stacey Richardson, at or at Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main Street, Kent, OH  44240.

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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