Library Custodial Assistant

Schedule:  10 hours per week, Monday – Friday, prior to 9:00 AM

Starting Wage:  $10.00/hour

Under the supervision of Library Building Maintenance Supervisor:

Duties include the following:

  • Perform a list of duties including cleaning staff areas not covered by the Custodial Contract
  • Trash removal
  • Vacuuming
  • Spot cleaning of carpet and upholstery
  • Operate small equipment such as the carpet machine or spot cleaning machine
  • Lift and stack chairs
  • Move tables
  • Assist in program set-ups

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work at a brisk pace
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to organization and continuous improvement

Working conditions:

  • Bending reaching, and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Perform lifting and pushing


  • High School diploma,  GED, or equivalent experience and education


  • No experience required

Application Procedure:

All applicants must electronically submit

  • a completed City of Ames Employment Application (link below), 
  • a cover letter, and
  • three references to be considered for the position.

Please e-mail the application materials to For more information, you may contact Jill at or call (515) 239-5631.

Ames Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.