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The North Riverside Public Library District serves 7,400 residents in central Cook County, Illinois.

Our growing, culturally diverse district along the Rt. 290 corridor lies within the boundaries of the Village of North Riverside. 

The North Riverside Public Library District provides equal employment opportunities. Employees and applicants for employment are covered by federal laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

We strive to reflect and support our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and racial justice. We strongly urge veterans, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NRPLD Culture Statement

The North Riverside Public Library District Staff worked together to craft the following culture statement to guide our library staff:

Together we proactively strive to be a diverse institution that values inclusivity, mutual respect, and kindness. We promote creativity in a space dedicated to providing equal opportunity to employees and patrons alike. (new para) We recognize and respect that each individual brings unique qualities and ideas to the North Riverside Public Library to help further our mission.  

To Apply for Any Open Position

Please send resume, cover letter, and completed application via e-mail to Natalie Starosta ( with the job title in the subject line. All application documents must be submitted electronically. Only emailed applications will be accepted. No phone calls, please. Applications submitted in person or via US mail will not be considered.

Thank you for considering North Riverside Public Library District a place for your employment. 

POSITION:  Maintenance / Custodian                                                     


TYPE: Non-Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:  To identify and repair or suggest repairs to the library building and grounds. To be responsive to library structure and grounds issues as identified by staff members. Keep the library facility clean through regular cleaning.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:  Supervised by the Library Director and administrative assistant.  May supervise volunteers.


The following duties are normal for this classification.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responsible for repairing or replacing broken fixtures, stopping leaks and any maintenance, or for suggesting major repairs to be done by an outside company. Responsible for minor painting projects. Responsible for seasonal planting. Responsible to coordinate and schedule outside maintenance companies Responsible for implementing other updates as suggested or identified. (35%)

Works to identify areas of improvement to the library facility and grounds and plans improvements within the budget with the director and head of the Library’s Building and Grounds committee. (20%)

Responsible to maintain a clean facility – cleaning bathrooms, floors, dusting, etc. (40%)

Works with different departments to implement/set up for programs. (5%)

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of maintenance of commercial facilities and grounds.  Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with patrons and co-workers;  relate well to the public and represent the library effectively to community groups; creatively solve problems and provide accurate information to the library administration;  handle fast-paced, often multiple, inquiries from the staff; plan, lay out and coordinate the work of or with others; and work without supervision.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Hand/finger dexterity sufficient to use tools and make repairs.  Visual acuity to read fine print and numbers and aural acuity sufficient to understand speech in person and by telephone. Ability to bend, reach, and lift materials weighing up to 50 lbs. Ability to read, write, and communicate fluently in English.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:  High school diploma and minimum of 2 years facility maintenance experience.  Commitment to work evenings and weekends regularly. 

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