Employment at APL

Occasionally the Allentown Public Library seeks reliable, responsible, and motivated people to add to its staff. The following employment opportunities are currently available.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below, please send a cover letter, resume, and references. Any potential employee must receive a clean background check before being offered a position.

In Writing:

Allentown Public Library
Job #/Job Title
1210 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Via Email:


Please include the JOB # and Job Title in the subject line of all emails, or on the front of all envelopes.

No telephone inquiries please.

Available Positions

Job#113020Full-Time Maintenance Position (35 hours a week)

The duties of this full-time maintenance position (35 hours per week) consist of building and grounds maintenance, snow removal, janitorial tasks, and some security responsibilities. This position features a varied work schedule, including evenings, Saturdays, and occasional Sunday hours.

Position includes: paid holidays, generous allowances for personal and vacation time, excellent health and retirement benefits and optional employee-paid eye and dental benefits. Salary range for this position is $30 to $35K per year contingent upon experience.

In accordance with PA Department of Human Services guidelines, all prospective employees must also be able to provide the following documents before starting employment. Once employed, all employees are required to submit updated copies of each document every sixty (60) months:

  • PA State Criminal Record Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Federal Criminal Background

More information on obtaining these clearances can be found at: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/publications/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a H.S. Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Have a valid PA Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Exhibit the ability to understand and safely operate power tools.
  • Be self-motivated and prompt.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Be professional, considerate, and have a positive attitude.
  • Possess the ability to work cooperatively with the public and other Library staff.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  $32,000 – $35,000

Deadline to submit application:  November 30, 2020