Shaker Heights Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
Kim Cullers, Human Resources Coordinator
Email applications to HR@shakerlibrary.org or fax them to 216.991.5951. You can also mail applications:
Shaker Heights Public Library
16500 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Attn: Human Resources
Current Job Openings
To apply for these jobs, please submit resume, cover letter, and completed application. No phone calls, please.
Application & Hiring FAQs
We accept applications on an ongoing basis and keep them on file for one year. Everyone interested in employment with the Shaker Heights Public Library must complete an application. Resumes are welcome, but cannot be used as a substitute for the application form. A resume alone is not sufficient for consideration.
Q: How can I be sure that a position I find online has not already been filled?
A: Positions are posted for at least one week; positions are removed from the site when they are filled.
Q: What is the minimum age requirement for working at the library?
A: You must be at least 16 years old to work at the library. Page Application for Employment
Q: What are all the steps involved with applying for a job?
- Submit an application and resume. If you are applying for a page position you do not need to submit a resume.
- If selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or phone.
- If offered a position, an offer is made and is contingent upon passing a background check and verified references.
Q: Can I call or email Human Resources to verify my application and resume were received?
A: You may email requests to HR@shakerlibrary.org. No phone calls, please.
Q: If I have any remaining questions, whom should I contact?
A: 216.991.2030 or HR@shakerlibrary.org.
Q: What is the interview process like at the Library?
A: The hiring manager will review the applicants for an open position and the most qualified candidates will be contacted to come in for an interview. Interviews are behavior based and questions will be asked based on position for which applied. If a candidate is selected, we complete a background check and check references.
Q: How should I prepare for an interview?
A: Visit the Main library and the Bertram Woods Branch. Explore our website to learn more about the library and the services we offer. Prepare by having examples of your past customer service interactions and outcomes. Be prepared to answer questions regarding past work history and other relevant experience.
Q: What is it like to work at the Library?
A: The library is a fast-paced organization focused on friendly, excellent, pro-active customer service at all levels within the organization. If you are innovative, service-oriented and enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging environment, you will be successful at the library.
Current Shaker Library volunteer opportunities
Frequently asked questions about volunteering
Q: Can I do my court-ordered community service at the library?
A: Unfortunately, the library is generally unable to accommodate court-ordered community service.
Q: What kind of work can volunteers do for the library?
A: Volunteers will not take the place of paid staff. Volunteers may work on a regular basis or for special projects or events, depending upon the needs of the library. There may not always be current volunteer opportunities available.
Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. A criminal background check will be completed for volunteers over 18 years old. If you’re under 18 you must have parental permission.
Q: Can I do my library school practicum or senior project at the library?
We offer opportunities for high school students who need to complete a senior project as well as students pursuing degrees in the library field.
Submit a proposal for your unpaid practicum or senior project to the Deputy Director for review along with any documentation from your school that specifies the expectations of this experience and a copy of your transcript showing the classes you’ve completed thus far.
Please allow four weeks for us to review your application and other documentation. Decisions are made as soon as possible after receiving the application. If you are selected, we will contact you to set up a meeting to work out the details.
Find out about volunteering with our partners
Security Officer (Part-time- up to 16 hours per week)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a Security Officer to patrol the Main Library building and grounds, maintaining the security and safety of staff, customers, materials, and equipment. A minimum of one year’s experience in security work is required, preferably working with youth, or in a school or library setting. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with youth. OPOTC certificate or equivalent required.
Hours: This position works a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Pay rate: $11.67 per hour
Business Manager/Fiscal Officer (Full-time- 40 hours per week)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a Business Manager/Fiscal Officer to oversee financial operations of a busy suburban library system serving a diverse community. The Business Manager/Fiscal Officer is responsible for all library funds and ensuring all financial operations comply with State of Ohio statutes, auditing requirements, sound financial practices and the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include: preparing and administering the annual budget; preparing financial statements; participating in long-range planning; developing and maintaining a system of internal accounting controls; and directing the Business office, purchasing and payroll functions. Supervises a staff of one.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, management or a related field with a minimum of four (4) years business experience with progressive levels of responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Master’s degree, CPA, and public sector or library experience preferred. Excellent internal customer service, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated leadership and project management skills required. Experience with CMI accounting software and Paycor a plus. Must meet bonding requirements.
Salary: $65,000 min. depending upon qualifications and experience.
Technology Trainer (Half-time- 20 hours per week)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovative and self-starting Technology Trainer to develop and provide both class and individual instruction on a wide range of consumer-oriented technologies. Must have strong customer-service skills, be adept with a wide variety of technologies and have good teaching and presentation skills. Must be prepared to work with a variety of skill levels, often in the same class. Need to be able to apply the principles of andragogy. Must have a demonstrated interest in emerging technologies and be constantly learning new things and preparing to teach them. Bachelor’s degree, advanced skills with Microsoft Office and facility with Windows operating environment, mobile devices and social media required. Prefer experience with digital photo editing, html and coding. Experience with course development a plus.
We are a busy first ring suburb with a diverse customer base. Must work well with all kinds of people, thrive within a fast-paced environment and adapt well to change. An awesome sense of humor helps!
Hours: This position works a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Pay rate: $15.63-$19.53 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience.
Circulation Services Assistant (Substitute)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a an energetic, creative, flexible team player with a passionate commitment to outstanding customer service to assist at the lending desk, charge and discharge circulation materials, and perform other clerical duties. High school diploma and experience in library or customer service work (or equivalent) and computer skills required.
Hours: Substitutes are scheduled on an as-needed basis and work a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Pay rate: $11.90 per hour
Adult Services Librarian (Half-time- 20 hours per week)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a highly motivated and innovative half-time (20 hours per week) Adult Services Librarian. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse population. Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers, assisting customers in locating, selecting, and reserving library materials, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and developing programming for adult audiences. Must have strong technology skills and oral and written communication skills, thrive within a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to change. Must enjoy working with all kinds of people. Will serve as Senior Person as assigned. MLS from an ALA accredited school required.
Hours: This position works a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.
Pay rate: $18.73 per hour