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Are you a library lover?  Want to work at one of the busiest spots in town?  If you are 16 years or older, your next job could be at Lawrence Public Library. We accept applications for current positions only and do not maintain a file of previous applications. Applications are available here or at the Checkout Desk. (Please use Adobe Reader if you have problems with the application form.) If you have questions about the application process, please contact Sherri Turner, Assistant Director, at 843-3833, ext 126 or via email at sturner@lawrencepubliclibrary.org


SECURITY OFFICER — Part-time

Lawrence Public Library is looking for a part-time security officer to help us keep our beautiful new library a safe and welcoming place. If you like working with people at all ages and stages of life, communicate well with them, and have great conflict resolution skills, this could be the job for you.

Here’s what we’ll need you to do/be:

● You are a people person (customer service experience or security work in a public setting
gets you bonus points).
● You keep a cool head in challenging situations.
● You are a self-starter and have a strong work ethic.
● You are a keen observer who thinks quickly on your feet to prevent problems and resolve conflicts.
● You will develop good working relationships with library patrons, library staff, and local emergency services personnel.
● You are a good listener with considerable patience.
● You communicate well and can write clear and concise reports.
● You will walk the building multiple times throughout the day.
● You will need a high school education or equivalent.
● You are CPR certified or can become so.
● You value teamwork.
● You believe a great city deserves a great library and won’t settle for less.

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. This position requires working Saturdays and some weekdays. Flexibility to work occasional evenings is preferred. The hourly rate starts at $11.56 depending on qualifications and experience. Preference is given to applications received by February 25. Email an employment application, cover letter, and work history to: Sherri Turner, Deputy Director, sturner@lawrencepubliclibrary.org. Lawrence Public Library is at 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

A downloadable employment application is available here.
TIP: Save a copy first, then fill in the fields, save, and send.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Part-Time Youth Services Assistant

 

Come join the fun at the Lawrence Public Library! We were voted Best of Lawrence for Family Fun in 2015!

We are searching for a creative, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual who is committed to customer service and loves working with children. Your mission will be to work closely with the Youth Services Coordinator and the awesome children’s staff to make the library an exciting and welcoming space for babies through tweens.

As the Youth Services Assistant, we will need you to:

  • Implement imaginative and inventive programs for children of all ages in conjunction with other staff.
  • Be passionate about children’s literature and able to recommend books to kids and their adults
  • Conduct engaging storytimes on occasion
  • Connect students and parents with the information they seek
  • Create enthusiasm for the library when visiting with patrons in the library
  • Be knowledgeable about what today’s kids want and be sensitive to their needs
  • Be spontaneous and unafraid to take risks and learn something new
  • Truly value working with children and appreciate all of their originality

Requirements:

  • Some college credits
  • Familiarity with common office suite programs
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Knowledge of children’s literature

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Library experience
  • Artistic and/or Musical skills
  • Previous work with children

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. This position is 20-25 hours a week and requires day, evening, and weekend hours. Wages start at $12.75 an hour. Preference will be given to applications received by February 15, 2016. Email an employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Karen Allen, Youth Services Coordinator, kallen@lawrencepubliclibrary.org.

A downloadable employment application is available here.
TIP: Save a copy first, then fill in the fields, save, and send.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Facilities Coordinator

 

Lawrence Public Library is looking for a full-time Facilities Coordinator with the know-how to keep our newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art library in tip-top shape. We are looking for someone who takes pride in a sparkling clean facility and who will work with our cleaning and maintenance crew to keep that new building shine on our beautiful 65,000 square-foot Landmark Library.

Here’s what we’ll need you to do/be:

● You have experience leading a team. You will be the working supervisor of a small crew of custodial and maintenance staff.
● You know your way around cleaning supplies and equipment, and how to use them effectively.
● You can dust, sweep, and vacuum with the best of them, and have the experience to show it.
● You are a dependable self-starter, and have a strong work ethic.
● You’ve got an eye for clean.
● You know how to coordinate and prioritize tasks for optimum efficiency.
● You are able to develop and train your crew to maintain high standards of building cleanliness.
● You’ll need good basic computer and organization skills.
● Walking, pushing, lifting and even occasionally shoveling snow are all in a day’s work.
● Certifications or training in building maintenance or associated trades are a plus.
● You will need 2 years post high school education or the equivalent.
● You work well with others and can communicate well and professionally with other staff, contractors, service technicians, and members of the public.
● You can usually get to the library within 30 minutes to handle emergency building situations.

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. Preference will be given to applications received by February 10, 2016.

To apply: Email a Lawrence Public Library employment application and resume to: Sherri Turner, Deputy Director, sturner@lawrence.lib.ks.us , or mail to: Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

A downloadable employment application is available here.
TIP: Save a copy first, then fill in the fields, save, and send.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.