Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

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The Manhattan Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, ethnicity, pregnancy, age, military status, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applications are accepted only when an opening exists. We do not keep applications on file.

For more information on job opportunities, contact Human Resources at (785) 776-4741 Ext. 104.

We are looking for a responsible and self-directed person to help make the library a welcoming place. Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning public and office areas
  • Maintaining outdoor grounds areas
  • Assisting with building security

Must be able to work independently. Other requirements include the ability to: bend, stoop, and move up to 50 pounds, use commercial cleaning equipment, follow directions, and perform other maintenance tasks. Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Hours are Monday through Thursday 2-5 p.m., 12 hours per week. 

Submit an online application or paper applicationReview of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Job Description

Administrative Assistant
We are seeking a friendly team member to assist library management in all aspects of the operation. In addition to maintaining a welcoming and efficient office, the administrative assistant must be able to successfully handle a large volume of customer service matters. The work requires a high level of confidentiality, discretion, self-direction, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Duties include:

  • Preparing documents, data entry, record keeping, preparing and distributing mail, and scheduling room reservations
  • Supporting the library director with daily communications and record keeping for governing boards and library support groups
  • Providing support for other library managers, volunteer boards, partners and staff members
  • Planning workflow to meet prescribed deadlines and project goals
  • Assisting with inventory, scanning, and preparing daily bank deposit

See the job description for the complete list of essential responsibilities.

Required education, experience and skills:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year experience in an office environment including a multi-line phone system
  • One year customer service experience
  • One year working with computer software programs
  • Advanced skills in writing, proofreading, and editing

Library experience is preferred.

Hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday. Salary is $14.42/hour; $29,983.84/year and includes a generous benefits package. If you are interested, complete the online job interest form. Direct questions to Jenn Lund or Teri Belin. The review of applications will begin May 22 and continue until the position is filled.

Submit an online application or paper applicationReview of applications begins May 22, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

We only accept applications when a position is open.

To apply online, click here.

Or, print and fill out an application for employment. You may also pick up an application form at the library.

Deliver or mail the completed and signed paper application by the deadline indicated to:

Manhattan Public Library 629 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

Some postings may have further application requirements that will be noted.

For more information on job opportunities, contact Human Resources at (785) 776-4741 Ext. 104.