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Library JobsThe Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.  We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Letters of applications and resumes may be emailed to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org, or they can be mailed to the Main Library at:

Attn: Jennifer Kadel, Recruitment and Retention Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

You may also apply in person at the Ask Me Desk at the Temporary Main Library (located at 120 S. Patterson Boulevard) or any branch library location during standard business hours, or you may fax your resume to 937.496.4302.

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Maintenance Manager

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an experienced manager who has a thorough knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.  The successful candidate will be responsible for preventive maintenance for 20+ buildings.  This position will report to the Facilities Manager and assist her with budgeting for the department. The Maintenance Manager supervises, schedules, and evaluates three Facilities Maintenance Technicians.  If this sounds interesting to you AND you enjoy working with people, we want to hear from you today!

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Carries out goals and objectives for the maintenance, repair, housekeeping, grounds keeping, and vehicle maintenance functions of the Library which support the Library’s mission.
  • Hires, manages, evaluates and schedules direct reports. Determines daily work assignments of department employees. Serves as liaison between the Facilities Manager and department staff.
  • Plans, develops and prioritizes daily projects and weekly work plans determined by preventive maintenance and repair schedules, inspections, and work orders.
  • Oversees department staff in the planning, organizing and lay out of assigned tasks. Estimates labor, material and equipment needed for services, completes purchase requests and maintains adequate materials to complete projects. Ensures requested materials and services fall within budgeted funding.
  • Assists with daily department routines and projects, e.g. services electrical equipment/fixtures and plumbing. Maintains Library vehicles and signage.  Constructs forms, frames, and walls.  Repairs, moves, and reconfigures shelving, furniture, desks, tables and chairs.  Installs, repairs and replaces data lines.
  • Supervises and schedules maintenance related contract services. Assists with developing specifications, seeking bids, and with the management of contract vendors for preventive maintenance services.
  • Inspects work completed by contractors for adherence to project specifications. Collaborates with Library personnel, construction workers and inspectors.
  • Submits, tracks and verifies receipt and completion of work orders for all needed maintenance supplies and repairs.
  • Works with Security Manager to maintain safe and secure environment for staff and patrons.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in architecture, mechanical or construction engineering or an equivalent combination of certifications and experience in relevant trades preferred. Minimum of five years facilities management experience and safety program administration. Building Operations Certification (BOC) or completion of such certification within 6 months of hire preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of facilities maintenance programs including planning and implementing preventative maintenance and energy saving programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial building design and construction methods, techniques and industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to safely perform skilled electrical, plumbing and construction work in the maintenance, repair, alteration and construction of buildings, furnishings, finishes and equipment required.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, electrical materials, plumbing equipment, painting/patching materials, and cleaning supplies.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to periodically climb, and drive. Ability to frequently carry, hold, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, turn, stand, and walk.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Dexterity of hands and fingers to tools, and ability to speak and hear required.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Periodic on-call hours required.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting salary is $49,295 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by October 3, 2017.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Children Services Librarian

Trotwood Branch

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an inspiring, energetic, and customer service-focused Children Services Librarian for our Trotwood Branch.  The ideal candidate will be prepared to offer creative programming for children in grades K-6 as well as outreach to local schools, day care centers, preschools, etc.  If you enjoy speaking to groups of children about library services, recommending books, music and movies to youth, and are eager to make a difference in the lives of our community members, we invite you to apply today!

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s area through personal presence and the area’s design.
  • Provides all library users with assistance in reference, general readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources (all formats). Serves at the public service desk and in a roaming capacity.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.
  • Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates children’s programs and activities that address community needs and incorporate library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies, or other organizations related to children. Provides library outreach programs and school visits which meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Children’s area in accordance with safety and ADA requirements. Creates displays to promote library use.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the circulation desk, including opening and closing duties.

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media, and materials. Knowledge of available children’s materials and readers’ interests.
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to children’s services.
  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $22.91 (with an MLS/MLIS) with an excellent benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by October 3, 2017.

Information Services Assistant with Technology Emphasis

(Northwest Branch)

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an enthusiastic, customer-service minded individual who is dedicated to learning technologies and teaching both new and basic technology skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. The Northwest Branch (our busiest urban branch) offers in-library laptop lending and an audio recording studio that patrons use regularly. We are looking for a patient, hardworking person who is excited about providing exceptional customer service to our patrons. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required. Experience with 3D printers is a plus!
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $17.03.  with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by September 26, 2017.

Information Services Assistant, Part-Time

(Northwest Branch)

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a part-time (24 hours per week), customer-service minded individual who is ready to help patrons use our busiest urban branch and its services. The successful candidate will be kept busy assisting patrons in locating library materials, using library computers, reserving meeting rooms, helping with library programming and much more! We are looking for a patient, energetic person who is excited about providing exceptional customer service to our patrons. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers' advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $17.03.  with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by September 26, 2017.

Patron Services Assistant, Full-time

Electra Doren Branch Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Patron Services Assistant for our Electra Doren Branch. This neighborhood branch sits in the heart of Old North Dayton and serves a very diverse, vibrant community. The ideal candidate will be interested in helping library visitors use our services (in-library laptop lending, e-book lending, etc.). If you are dependable, hard-working, and enjoy helping people, we want to hear from you!

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides courteous, welcoming and prompt circulation services to all patrons. Charges, discharges and reserves library materials. Enters circulation data into computer. Assists patrons at self-check stations.
  • Computes and collects fines, registers and issues library cards, registers voters and Golden Buckeye participants. Answers phone and responds to patron inquiries.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.
  • Processes book drop returns, sorts delivery and mail, routes materials, searches for holds and missing items, and processes unclaimed requests.
  • Completes financial report, counts out cash drawer and coin bill acceptor, and makes a bank deposit as needed.
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties such as mending materials, ordering and maintaining office supplies, and filling displays as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of circulation policies and procedures preferred.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required. 
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $14.74.  with an excellent benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by September 26, 2017.

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