107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Employment Opportunities

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Student Page

The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page. Must be age 16 or older.  College students must be currently enrolled in classes. Applications will be accepted in the Administrative Office (3rd Floor) Attn: Nancy Spencer/H.R,; Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602-1070, nancyspencer@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us. The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form
in person or via email
Or mail to:
Peoria Public Library
ATTN: Nancy Spencer
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL  61602-1070

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Application form is available at www.peoriapubliclibrary.org
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Salary: $29,723


Maintains the interior and exterior of all library facilities including buildings, parking lots, and grounds; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to Manager of Maintenance.


(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Maintains the interior of main and branch library facilities including public areas, offices, meeting rooms, cleaning restrooms, carpets and stairways on a regularly scheduled basis;
  • Opens and closes the building, turns heating/cooling and security systems on and off;
  • Sets-up meeting rooms with tables, chairs and refreshments, when needed;
  • Vacuums and/or mops floors, dusts shelves, desks/tables and computer areas; removes trash; disinfects tables, chairs and other common use surfaces; 
  • Monitors and records electrical and gas usage;
  • Performs general groundskeepers work, including snow removal and collecting trash;
  • Painting as assigned;
  • Sweeps and removes trash from library parking lots and grounds;
  • Assembles furniture and shelving;
  • Cleans the Bookmobile;
  • Performs book runs;
  • Prepares, loads, unloads and transports recycling material;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.


The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  • Ability to follow instructions and finish tasks in a timely fashion;
  • Knowledge of routine maintenance functions on library systems and equipment;
  • Ability to safely work with chemicals, solvents and other cleaning or ground maintenance products;
  • Ability to develop and implement solutions for occasional or non-routine assignments;
  • Ability to safely operate tools or equipment;
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  • Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff; and
  • Ability to obtain a valid IL driver’s license.


High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
One year relevant experience.
Or equivalent combination of technical training, experience or education.


Work requires routine physical effort in the handling of light and moderately heavy materials of up to 50 pounds. May require standing for long periods of time and frequent stooping and bending.  May use ladders up to 6 ft.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, parking lots and grounds e.g., use of safe work place practices with cleaning and maintenance equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations and traffic signals when driving. Work may involve routine exposure to chemicals and paint.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


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Please Note: These positions may not have current openings but applications will be kept on file