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Library JobsThe Dayton Metro Library is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.

We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

For information on what positions are currently available, visit current employment opportunities.

Letters of applications and resumes may be emailed to or can be sent to the Main Library at:

Attn: Cindi Chibis, Human Resources Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

You may also apply in person at the Community Relations Department at the Main Library or any branch library location during standard business hours or you may fax your resume to (937) 496-4302.

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Events Manager

Dayton Metro Library’s $187 million bond issue is delivering 17 new or renovated spaces to the communities that we serve, creating exciting opportunities to expand our potential to host and coordinate special events.  As such, the Library has created a new Events Manager position to help us design and implement policies, practices and procedures for soliciting and hosting special events that showcase our new buildings and allow the community to fully utilize our new spaces and amenities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring unique events (weddings, corporate outings, family reunions, conferences, seminars, concerts, etc.) to our beautiful new spaces, attracting new users to our facilities.  We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is skilled in sales, marketing, and all detailed aspects of the intricacies of event coordination. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Oversees all aspects of the Library’s facility rental program, including booking events, meeting with potential renters, and overseeing contractual responsibilities with renters and vendors.
  • Develops procedures that establish a set of standards and protocols for the management of events held within the Library. Ensures Library compliance with insurance, legal, health, and safety obligations.
  • Responds to outside inquiries for use of Library rental space. Provides tours of Library facilities to potential clients and vendors.       Successfully negotiates rental fees, change orders, cancellation details, indemnification, and security deposits.
  • Responsible for proactive networking, prospect development, and marketing for space rental events.
  • Fosters positive working relationships with other key Managers who are critical to the coordination of meetings, conferences, events, and room setups.
  • Coordinates and oversees select receptions for Library-sponsored cultural events, lecture series, or other public relations events. Oversees the facility during assigned event functions, including coordinating event staff, vendors, and volunteers.
  • Manages events budget and reports to the Director of External Relations.
  • Using client feedback surveys and other evaluation tools, develops and implements strategies to maximize event space opportunities.

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of hospitality, sales, budgeting, and marketing.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee events and personnel.
  • Ability to develop events and services to meet client and community needs.
  • Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with vendors, clients, organizations, the public and the staff. Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • BA/BS in hospitality, marketing, or business from an accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level preferred.

Compensation and Benefits: Pay range minimum is $49,295 annually with a full benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation/sick leave accruals and professional development opportunities.

 Application Process: To maximize your application’s visibility, please submit a comprehensive cover letter and resume to

Information Services Assistant with Technology Emphasis

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking enthusiastic, team-oriented individuals who are dedicated to learning and teaching technology to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting.  The ideal candidates will thrive in a patron-centered environment, using any and all library resources to answer patrons’ information needs.  We only want to hear from those who are motivated to inform, enrich and inspire our patrons!

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service.  Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.  Experience with 3D printers is a plus!
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Hours:  Full-time (40 hours per week)

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $16.70 with a full benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, vacation/sick leave accruals and professional development opportunities.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter and resume to

Programming Manager

The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.  We proudly combine traditional library services with innovative opportunities

If you love planning programs that inspire curiosity, support lifelong learning, and challenge others to learn new technologies, we have the perfect job for you!  As Dayton Metro Library’s Programming Manager, you will lead a team of enthusiastic, service-oriented employees and help us keep track of community needs and trends that provide strategic direction for the programming opportunities we provide.

Job Responsibilities: Develop a comprehensive system-wide programming plan for patrons of all ages.  Work as part of an enthusiastic team to provide strategic direction for programming opportunities. Identify and analyze emerging community issues, needs, and interests to determine programming direction. Cultivate partnerships with cultural, educational and strategic partners, and other community organizations. Identify and evaluate programming statistics and outcomes, using collected information to guide programming direction. Foster positive working relationships with staff and vendors to coordinate meetings, conferences, and events.  Pursues external funding opportunities to enable sustainable expansion of events and programs.  Responsible for managing sponsored arts/culture experiences in our new Main Library and collaborates with others on use of long-term exhibition space.

Job Qualifications: MLIS from an A.L.A. accredited program. Minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and management experience preferred.  

Salary & Benefits: Starting salary $49,295 with exceptional fringe benefits.  

Application Process: Send resume to

If you aren’t afraid to fail and would rather try something new and take a risk, than rely on the way things have always been, apply today.

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