Employment Opportunities


Maintenance/Custodian, part-time, Support Services

Date posted: March 14, 2022
Application deadline: Open until filled

Do you take pride in your work, have an eye for detail, have cleaning experience, and love to work with all kinds of people? Apply for this job if you are energetic – love going the extra mile—and if you want a job where every day is busy, and full of variety!

Essential Functions

  • Perform varied tasks related to maintenance and cleaning of our 51,000 square foot building, such as cleaning restrooms, sweeping, mopping, trash and recycle collection, stocking supplies, assembling and arranging furniture, patching/painting walls, adjusting timers and clocks, changing light bulbs and filters, and more
  • Shampooing of carpets and upholstered furniture
  • Outside groundskeeping, such as daily watering, weeding, litter pick-up, and clearing sidewalks of snow and ice as needed
  • Setting up meeting rooms
  • Positive attitude and experience in delivering outstanding customer service

Skills & Abilities: friendly, helpful, and willing to help co-workers and customers; knowledgeable about cleaning procedures; motivated to work quickly with an eye for detail; basic computer and email skills; excellent workplace attendance, dependability, and willing to accept change; manual dexterity; physical strength and agility sufficient to perform routine manual tasks; work ethically; exhibit mature and creative problem solving; ability to adapt to unexpected custodial situations

Hours: 19 hours per week, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. The hours of this position can be flexible and will change as departmental needs change.

Required Qualifications: Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Previous custodial and maintenance experience required. Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Must clear required background check. Must be able to communicate appropriately with staff and customers. Must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment and be on your feet the entire shift. Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds.

Salary: $14.81/hour

To Apply: Submit application and three professional references to:

Gayle Tucker, HR Manager
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St. Bloomington, IL 61701



Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Library Assistant, part-time, Circulation and Outreach Services

Date posted: May 13, 2022
Application deadline: May 31, 2022

Are you interested in providing excellent customer service to our diverse community? This position involves helping patrons with self-check and self-return systems, accessing the catalog, retrieving items, negotiating fees, issuing new accounts, shelving materials, and more. Must be able to effectively communicate with patrons in person, over the phone, and via email. Apply for this position if you are energetic, enjoy serving people, and if you want a job where every day is full of variety and challenge.

This position seeks an experienced customer service-oriented candidate. The candidate will enjoy helping people, providing phenomenal service, and have an interest in libraries and what they do as institutions for the communities they serve. The applicant must be willing to help build and maintain this type of ideal library.


  • Staff the Check Out Desk and provide top quality, patron-focused interactions to people of all ages who visit the library or contact the library by phone or email
  • Utilize the library’s computer system, email, and various software applications
  • Perform basic circulation functions such as retrieving items placed on hold, serving patrons through curbside pickup, and checking returned items for missing pieces or damage


  • Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, positive attitude, proactive
  • Ability to transport books within the library building
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Hours: 19 per week, to include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and every other weekend (Saturday 8:30-5:00, Sunday 12:30-5:00). The hours of this position change as departmental needs change.

Education: Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Salary: $12.46 per hour

To Apply: Submit Employment Application with a resume, including 3 references, to:
Gayle Tucker, HR Manager

Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer