Job Openings

Shaker Heights Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

Kim Cullers, Human Resources Officer
216.991.2030

Employment Applications

Apply Online or print an Application for Employment

Submitting Applications

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.

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 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.

Mission, Vision, Values

Customer Service Philosophy

Shaker Heights Public Library Core Competencies

Volunteering

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 

Custodian Substitute

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a reliable, experienced person to perform cleaning work on an as-needed basis.

Hours: Daytime, evening and weekend hours on an as-needed basis

Pay rate: $11.62 per hour

Adult Services Librarian (Full-time- 40 hours per week)

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovative and people-oriented Adult Services Librarian to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse community.  Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and creating programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the community.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for business and career services and programming. Experience or training in one or both areas is preferred.   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: $19.13 per hour

Summer Tutor (Part-time- 10 hours per week)

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a tutor to provide one-on-one reading and math summer review to students in Grades 1 – 8.

We are a busy, diverse, first-ring suburban library looking for an energetic, flexible team player with a passionate commitment to helping students achieve academic success.

Requirements include licensure in Education for grades K-8 or K-12, or standing as a third or fourth-year student in Elementary Education at an accredited college or university.  Effective communication skills, experience working with children in grades 1-8, and a positive attitude are essential.

Hours:  This position works a variable schedule, Monday through Thursday, June 17- August 1, plus training and orientation during the week of June 10.

Pay rate: $16.10 per hour

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

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a reliable, experienced person for a full-time maintenance position.  Responsibilities include general housekeeping, routine painting and carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical repairs, preparing books for delivery and return, and maintaining the interior and exterior of the library.  Requirements:  Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience performing custodial or maintenance services, including demonstrated experience with electrical, custodial, plumbing, painting and carpentry, have a driver’s license and be insurable under the library’s policy.

Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM-3:30PM

Pay Rate: $13.55 per hour

Adult Services Associate (Half-time- 20-24 hours per week)

Are you a people-oriented, tech-savvy, lifelong learner looking for an opportunity to stretch yourself? We may have the position for you. Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an Adult Services Associate to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. On a daily basis, this means helping customers locate and choose library materials that meet their interests, finding and evaluating information, and using electronic resources including databases, e-media, and computers.  Must enjoy working with and helping people of all ages in a diverse community. Every day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity to learn.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and familiarity with Microsoft Office and the internet. Must be able to quickly learn new technologies.  Experience working with the public is highly desired. An awesome sense of humor helps!

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

Pay rate: $16.10 per hour

Teen Librarian (Full-time- 40 hours per week)

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Teen Librarian to provide innovative public service in a team-oriented library. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse population. We are looking for an energetic, creative, flexible team player with a passionate commitment to customer service.

The Teen Librarian will perform a variety of professional library services for and in collaboration with teens and other staff. Our Teen Librarian will be someone who actively contributes and exercises their imagination by developing community-driven programs and services for teens. Must have strong technology skills, be able to thrive within a fast-paced environment, and be adaptable to change.  Must enjoy working with people of all ages in a diverse community.  Responsibilities also include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to youth from birth through high school and their families, assisting customers in locating, selecting, and reserving library materials, and developing and maintaining the Teen collection.  Will serve as the building Senior Person as assigned.  MLS from an ALA-accredited school and a demonstrated ability to work with youth individually and in groups is required.

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

Pay rate: $19.13 per hour