Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment at the library 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.

The following two positions are available now:

Position:        Fiscal Officer, part-time (12-18 hours per week)

Schedule:      Flexible

Department:    Administration

Kent Free Library seeks a Fiscal Officer to oversee the financial operations of the library. With an annual operating budget of $2.4 million, serving 34,250 residents of the Kent City School District, and a staff of thirty-five (35) employees, the library is an engaging public library serving the Kent community.


The Fiscal Officer manages all aspects of the library’s financial operations, ensuring that all financial operations are carried out in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, the policies and regulations of the Auditor of State, and the policies and decisions of the Kent Free Library Board of Trustees. Working independently, the Fiscal Officer implements and recommends sound financial practices for the day to day operation of the library and establishes internal controls. The Fiscal Officer is responsible for the following: governmental accounting, fiscal management, financial reporting and projections, budget planning, investment management, payroll processing, human resources, purchasing, bidding and contract administration, benefit coordination, audit compliance, and miscellaneous administrative assignments.  The Fiscal Officer is responsible to the Board of Trustees and works closely with the Library Director. The Fiscal Officer supervises one Administrative Assistant.


  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of public funds accounting including reporting requirements
  • Ability to interpret and apply governmental accounting laws and regulations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Internet, Email, and other computer applications
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to use appropriate judgement in handling records and information
  • Strong attention to detail and high levels of accuracy in performing duties
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and to manage and use time effectively
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to the public, Board of Trustees, Director, and library staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, vendors, contactors, and library patrons
  • Strong mathematical aptitude and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Accounting Network (UAN) highly desired
  • Experience with all functions of payroll desired


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or a related field, with advanced knowledge of governmental accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Demonstrated work experience in governmental accounting. Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in this position may be considered and approved by Kent Free Library Board of Trustees. Must meet bonding requirements.

SALARY: Starting commensurate with experience and education

BENEFITS: Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS)

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter, resume, and application to the Director, Stacey Richardson at:                                                    [email protected]



POSITION:  Adult Services Librarian, full-time (37.5 hours/week) 

Kent Free Library’s Adult Services Department has an immediate opening for an Adult Services Librarian. The successful candidate is approachable, friendly, and willing to be a team player. We are looking for someone who truly enjoys working with the public, making positive contributions to both the department and the community. This position reports to the Adult Services Manager and works as part of a team of librarians to meet the needs of Kent Free Library users.


The Adult Services Librarian provides reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the information desk; offers technology help one-on-one and in a public computer lab; organizes and implements a variety of programs, both in-person and virtually, for the library’s adult users; and follows library safety and security procedures and policies. Applicants with demonstrated public library experience from previous employment or from a practicum experience are preferred. Other responsibilities include: a focus on customer service excellence; knowledge of trends and topics in adult services; familiarity with current authors, titles, movies, and music; and experience with current and emerging technologies. This position may also be assigned collection development responsibilities in subject areas with which the candidate has strengths.


Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Applicants with six months or less towards completion of the MLIS will be considered. A flexible schedule including two evenings a week and a weekend rotation is required. Previous public library experience preferred. Strong Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of ILS systems (SirsiDynix); and a valid driver’s license with reliable transportation.

SALARY:  $36,952.50 – $49,725.00, dependent on qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in OPERS retirement, 22 days paid vacation, 15 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays.

CLOSING DATE:  Position will remain open until filled, applications received by June 15, 2021 will receive first consideration.

TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter and resume to the Director, Stacey Richardson at [email protected].

The preceding statements are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Additional duties may be assigned.