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Each job posting on this site is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for its respective position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements. Only applications for currently-posted openings will be reviewed.

Current Postings

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Department Head Business Services

Due to a retirement, the Canton Public Library is seeking a Department Head of Business Services to oversee the library’s finance, human resources, and building services areas. The Business Services Department Head works under the Director and alongside the department heads of Circulation Services, Community Relations, Information Services, and Information Technology. This key position requires supervisory experience sufficient to provide management of the library’s accounting, human resources, and building and security staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate strategic thinking, long-range planning skills, confidentiality and discretion, excellence in service to internal and external customers, highly-skilled management of both people and projects, and the ability to work across departments to reach the library’s goals.

Under the management of the Library Director, the Business Services Department Head is responsible for all aspects of the library’s business operations, directing and delegating the work of Security, Building, Finance, and Human Resources staff.  This position requires a high level of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the work. This position is classified as a regular full-time position and is exempt from overtime.  The nature of the position requires evening and weekend hours.


Friends of the Library

Our Friends participate in fundraising and assisting with the special library events they sponsor (Patron Celebration Day, book and author luncheons, etc.)

Book Crew Group

Book Crew Volunteers work two-hour shifts in the Secondhand Prose Used Bookshop, located next to the Internet Lab, by the magazines.

Service Volunteers

Our Service Volunteers are a very special group of people who donate their time to help us keep the library running smoothly and efficiently. Their volunteer assignments may range from cutting scrap paper, dusting library shelves or watering plants to shelving, processing library materials or withdrawing items from the database. Library Service Volunteers must be at least (14) years old.

How to Volunteer

When volunteer positions are available, they are posted here. At that time, you can print out a Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk. We do not keep volunteer applications on file, nor do we accept unsolicited applications. Please refer to the CPL Volunteer Program Code of Conduct for details/restrictions. Those in need of immediate community service hours can contact PBJ Outreach or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 313-393-2936.

Like to become a Friend or work in the bookstore? Pick up a Friends brochure or get a volunteer application at Secondhand Prose, call 734-397-0999 and select option #7, or fill out the Interest Form online.

Current Postings

There are currently no open volunteer postings at Canton Public Library.