Custodian (Full-time)

Come be a part of the library maintenance team by providing custodial services across the library.

JOB DUTIES: Clean Library facilities using custodial equipment such as: large vacuums, upright vacuums, and carpet shampooers. Other tasks will include dusting, wet mopping, restroom cleaning, dust mopping, emptying trash, and other general custodial duties. Arrange meeting rooms for programs and meetings. Empty and box up donations. Lock and secure the Library.

REQUIREMENTS/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalent. Requires a minimum of one year custodial experience and knowledge of the operation of different types of custodial equipment. Must have a valid driver’s license with insurable driving record. Meeting room setup and minor maintenance experience are preferred. This medium work position requires bending, lifting/carrying 50 pounds, ability to exert 40 pounds of force when pushing/pulling materials, reaching, and ability to climb stairs, talking on the telephone, basic computer knowledge and stationary work at a computer terminal. A pre-and/or post-employment drug screen, a criminal history record check, and a physical capacity testing are required as a condition of employment.

SCHEDULE: Two schedules available

Thursday through Monday 6:00am – 3:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday off

Monday through Wednesday 3:00pm – 12:00am, Thursday and Friday off, Saturday 9:15am – 6:15pm, Sunday 12:15PM – 9:15PM

PAY & BENEFITS: Starting pay $13.08 per hour. Excellent benefits including health & dental insurance with pre-tax premiums, and a retirement plan (KPERS). Group life, disability coverage and accidental death benefits are also provided. Other optional benefits available at employee’s expense include vision, life and cancer insurance and a deferred compensation plan.

HOW TO APPLY: A completed and signed job application is required for consideration for each position. Application forms are available online at, in the Library at the Customer Service Desk or in Human Resources. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain posted until filled.

Application materials may be emailed, mailed, handed in, or faxed.

Application materials may be emailed to Please put the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Mail completed and signed job application materials to:
Human Resources
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604

Application materials may also be handed in at the Human Resources Office on the second floor of the library. Human Resource office hours are M-F 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If the HR office is not open, applications may be dropped off at the Customer Service Desk.

Application materials may be faxed to 785-580-4496.

For more information, please contact Human Resources at: 785-580-4492 or send e-mail to: