Employment

Page:   Customer Services Department (part-time)
The Barberton Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Page in the Customer Services Department.  The position is part-time (10 hours per week) and will earn sick leave and participate in OPERS.  The Page works a flexible schedule which will include evenings and weekends.  Starting rate is $8.15 per hour.
 
Qualifications:
  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to do detailed work accurately
  • Work permit, if required

The successful candidate must perform Page functions, including but not limited to:

  • Shelving and keeping library materials in good order by alphabetizing and using the Dewey Decimal System (Dewey Decimal System may be learned after hire)
  • Assisting with book drop, delivering mail, and clerical tasks as needed
  • Contributing to the overall effectiveness of the department

 
The position is open until filled, but applicants applying by 6:00pm on Friday, October 27, 2017, will receive first consideration.  This position is not eligible for healthcare benefits.  Upon interview tests for alphanumeric filing and basic math will be given.  Please return completed employment application and brief cover letter to:
 
Barberton Public Library
Attn:  Julianne Bedel, Director
602 West Park Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
Email: director@barbertonlibrary.org

Public Relations Associate (full-time)

 
The Barberton Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic communication professional.  The Public Relations Associate works with administration to craft the Library’s message, promotes services, programs and special events, and is the liaison to the Friends of the Library volunteer group.  The ideal applicant will have the ability to develop and implement both traditional and digital communications.  The candidate will have proven experience in publication design and professional writing as well as website management, social media, and other electronic media.  The Public Relations Associate works with library staff, administration, volunteers, and other community entities to develop and maintain a strong positive presence in the Barberton community.
 
The position is full-time, scheduled at thirty-five hours per week, and offers excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, Ohio Public Employees Retirement, health and life insurance, OLC membership, and employee assistance services.  Starting compensation is $13.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on qualifications.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communication, marketing, journalism, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts clearly to both internal and external audiences.  Demonstrated ability to work with desktop publishing and computer software. 
 
Preferred requirements include proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher.  Knowledge of Constant Contact or other email service is preferred.  

Comments:
The position is open until filled.  Please submit resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a completed employment application to:

Julianne Bedel, Library Director
director@barbertonlibrary.org

 No phone calls, please.

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Other library employment resources helpful to those in our area include the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System employment page as well as the Ohio Library Council's Jobline

Students seeking internships or practicum experience should email the Library Director, Julianne Bedel, at julianne.bedel@barbertonlibrary.org.  Individuals must be currently enrolled in a degree program in order to request an internship or practicum.

Library employee checking books out to a customer

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