Job Openings

Shaker Heights Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Kim Cullers, Human Resources Coordinator

Employment Applications

Application for Employment

Page Application for Employment

Submitting Applications

Email applications to 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?

  1. Submit an application and resume. If you are applying for a page position you do not need to submit a resume.
  2. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or phone.
  3. 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 No phone calls, please.

Q: If I have any remaining questions, whom should I contact?

A: 216.991.2030 or

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.

Mission, Vision, Values

Customer Service Philosophy

Shaker Heights Public Library Core Competencies

From the Director


Volunteer Policy

Current Shaker Library volunteer opportunities

Currently we are accepting applications for Local History volunteers. Find out more about volunteering for Local History and complete a Volunteer Application.

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

Friends of Shaker Library

Family Connections/Play & Learn 

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

Maintenance Manager (Full-time- 40 hours per week)

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a full time (40 hours per week) Maintenance Manager to supervise and direct the facility and grounds maintenance of both the Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch, including contractual maintenance programs, construction projects and the shipping/receiving operation.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Overseeing general building maintenance, cleaning and landscaping
• Overseeing contracted maintenance service, repair or construction work for the system
• Ensuring compliance with state and federal safety and building standards, including OSHA, ADA, and EPA
• Checking fire and emergency equipment on a regular basis
• Maintaining and operating boiler, heating and air conditioning systems
• Performing routine preventative maintenance on building hardware, electrical units and equipment, and plumbing
• Supervising the shipping/receiving operations
• Performing routine carpentry, masonry work and painting
• Recommending the purchase of departmental equipment and supplies
• Supervising a staff of nine (9)


Must have knowledge of building management and maintenance practices, including HVAC system using DDC controls, plumbing, electrical and carpentry. Excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills, as well as skill in organization and planning required.

A high school diploma and a minimum of five (5) years experience in maintenance and repair work including experience with development of contracts, oversight of construction projects, and supervision of personnel required. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable under the library’s policy.

Hours: Daytime, with evening and weekend hours as needed

Salary: $44,137- $58,676 per year depending upon qualifications and experience

Fiscal Officer/Business Manager (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.

Hours: Daytime

Salary: $65,000 min. depending upon qualifications and experience.

Security Supervisor (Half-time- 28 hours per week)

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a half-time Security Supervisor to coordinate the security operations of the Library, including the supervision of the Security Guards. This position is responsible for maintaining the security and safety of staff, patrons, materials, and equipment. Responsibilities include coordinating and delegating work assignments, scheduling and training security staff, and developing, recommending, and implementing activities that enhance security operations. A minimum of three year’s experience in security work is required, with progressive levels of responsibility and supervision. Experience working in a diverse environment with youth, or in a school or library setting preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of security procedures, experience with security cameras, excellent internal and external customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form with staff at all levels of the organization. OPOTC certificate or equivalent required.

Hours: This position works a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Pay range: $15.63-$19.63 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience.