The Library is Hiring

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks a part-time Maintenance Worker. With minimal supervision, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of primarily routine tasks and some complicated tasks related to the maintenance of the building and the grounds.
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Specific Job Duties: Performs job safely in accordance with safety procedures. Completes general maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, wall hangings, changing light bulbs, light carpentry, and interior painting. Completes routine preventative maintenance tasks inside the building and on library grounds. Makes recommendations regarding the need for outside contractors, such as licensed plumbers and electricians. Oversees the work performed by outside contractors as necessary. Assembles library furniture and equipment. Develops and maintains inventory of spare and repair parts, materials, and tools. Assists with setting up chairs and tables for library events and programs and moving other library furniture. Assists with minor landscaping, general custodial duties, and snow shoveling. Perform all other functions at the direction of the supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be mechanically inclined and skilled at completing a variety of maintenance tasks. Must be able to work independently and must be detail-oriented. Must be knowledgeable about the proper use of a variety of tools. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow staff members and other service providers is necessary. Willingness to work a flexible schedule and to respond to supervisor within a reasonable time in the case of building emergencies is needed.

Minimum Acceptable Training, Education, and Job Experience: A high school diploma is required. Associate’s degree or completion of a technical specialty program over eighteen months and up to three years beyond high school in Building Maintenance or a related field preferred. Ability to read, write, and speak the English language sufficiently to perform the duties of this position necessary. At least two years of experience completing maintenance tasks in a prior work setting preferred.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to by November 8 2018. This position reports to the Library Director. Hourly rate is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

The library has planned a series of events in October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication Frankenstein.

Frankenstein D20 on Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Experience Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein first hand with the power of your imagination and a 20 sided die.
Video Game Night: Frankenstein – Through the Eyes of the Monster on October 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Enter the terrifying world of Mary Shelley’s classic tale, Frankenstein, and explore the Frankenstein family castle.
Win the Monster!
Teens and Tweens in grades 6–12 with a Heggan Library card, can enter to win a life- sized cutout of Frankenstein’s Monster. Details are available in the Teen Area.

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