Job Openings at BAPL

There are currently two open positions. See below.

(1) CUSTODIAN/DRIVER (part-time)

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is seeking a part-time custodian. The custodian assists the Buildings Supervisor in cleaning, building and vehicle maintenance, general repairs, and security at the Main and South Side libraries. The position is 20 hours per week and consists of first shift work (typically 6am-10am) and rotating weekends and holidays. Starting pay is $17.37 per hour. PA criminal, FBI fingerprint, and PA child abuse clearances are required. The full job description is below. Interested candidates must send a resume and three references to by Tuesday, September 3rd.

Title:                                        Custodian/Driver
Department:                            Maintenance
Supervisor:                              Buildings Supervisor


  1. Knowledge of modern building cleaning methods, materials, and ability to operate cleaning equipment
  2. Mechanical aptitude
  3. Ability to perform manual labor, move heavy loads, and climb ladders
  4. Possession of valid Pennsylvania driver’s license

Job Summary

The custodian assists the Buildings Supervisor in cleaning, maintenance, general repairs and security at the Main Library, delivers items between the Bethlehem Area Libraries and District Libraries (Hellertown, Nazareth, and Northampton), and carries out some maintenance of library vehicles.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Janitorial duties at both buildings, but mostly at the Main Library
  2. Buildings maintenance
  3. Buildings security
  4. Vehicle maintenance
  5. Deliveries to Branch and district libraries
  6. Rotation of emptying of book drops at the libraries on holidays and weekends
  7. Participation in various events held at the library as driver or assistance with event set up, take down, and maintenance
  8. Other duties, as assigned
(2) Branch Clerk (part-time)
The Bethlehem Area Public Library has an opening for a part-time Clerk at our South Side Branch. The position is 20 hours per week and pay is $14.59 per hour. PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and FBI Fingerprint clearances are required. Working some evenings and Saturdays is required. Full job description is below.  Interested candidates must send  cover letter, resume, and three references to by Thursday, September 5th.

Title:  Branch Clerk

  1. Department:  South Side Branch
  2. Division:  Administration/Buildings/Public Services
  3. Supervisor:  Branch Manager



  1. High School diploma
  2. Basic computer skills, ability to pass typing and shelving tests
  3. Ability to serve patrons in a professional manner
  4. Physical ability to stand at circulation desk for several hours, retrieve material from all shelves, shelve material on standard library shelving and to move carts loaded with books
  5. Physical and manual dexterity; ability to reach, bend, and kneel
  6. Ability to listen and clearly communicate with patrons in person, on the telephone, and via email


  1.   The Branch clerk is responsible for general library tasks, including circulation activities


  1. Check-out and check-in of library materials
  2. Register patrons for a library card
  3. Renew items at desk or phone
  4. Clean media and books, as needed, upon return
  5. Help patrons find materials on the shelves
  6. Reserve materials for patrons
  7. Answer the telephone and direct the call to the appropriate staff member or take a message
  8. Assist patrons with photocopying and printing
  9. Help patrons with basic computer functions
  10. Keep all circulation and office supplies stocked
  11. Learn new procedures and upgrades as they occur
  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Part time position (20 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays)