Employment Opportunities

The HJ Nugen Public Library in New London Iowa is looking to fulfill 2 positions to begin as soon as possible. Both positions may be filled by the same person, should that be desired.

1.       Custodian – (about 12 hours a month, give or take @ $15.25/hour) In this position you will perform custodial duties, including some outside maintenance of the library grounds. Must have physical strength and endurance to perform moderately heavy manual labor for brief periods of time. The custodian will be expected to dust and polish furniture, walls and office equipment; vacuum rugs and carpet; sweep and mop floors and stairways; wash windows and doors; clean and sanitize bathrooms regularly including replenishing supplies; empty trash bins. The custodian will also need to be sure Ramey Hall is cleaned between rentals, so availability must be flexible.

2.       Library Assistant – (15 hours per week @ $17.00/hour) We are seeking a motivated & socially outgoing worker with a high school diploma or equivalent. This job you will be expected to interact with the public of all ages, so communication skills are a must. In this position you will be expected to assist library patrons with readers advisory, be able to research and answer reference questions, check in and out materials, be able to assist with photocopying & computer usage. Other requirements include being able to alphabetize and have a basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System to aid in shelving and locating materials. Must be able to perform basic clerical work, including being able to operate a computer. Assisting with programming for all ages is a must in all stages: development, planning and implementation. In this position you will work mostly with children when it comes to programming, including running the after school programs on Wednesday afternoons. Currently work hours are Monday: 4pm – 7pm, Wednesdays: 2pm – 7pm during the school year (4pm – 7pm, when school is not in session) & Saturdays: 10:00am – 4:00 pm). Hours may vary based on various other variables.

Applications may be printed off or picked up from the library. If applicants have additional questions, please feel free to contact me, Taelor Donnolly, library director via email: tgarza@newlondon.lib.ia.us or by phone during regular -business hours: 319-367-7704 or by stopping in.