Library Custodian


With considerable latitude for independent action, the Library Custodian position represents an exciting and challenging promotional opportunity. In partnership with the Community Library Manager and staff, this position will be responsible for building maintenance, and program support at one of the busiest community libraries within our organization in terms of annual circulation, gate count, programs and/or program attendance.

  • This position will manage the preservation of a community library within our organization in terms of building maintenance and cleaning, staff support, and program logistics.
  • Overall responsibility for the management and maintenance of the assigned agency and may have supervision of custodial team members.
  • This position may be required to respond to emergency situations that require custodial assistance as needed. Maintain daily building logs for visitors, vendors, utility companies, and contractors.
  • Performs general heavy industrial cleaning, such as high and low dusting, floor care, vacuuming, waxing and buffing. Performs spot work and gum removal. Scours all rest room fixtures, including tile walls and mirrors. Sanitizes restrooms and refurbishes toiletries as required.  Unclogs sinks and toilets as needed. Discards all rubbish and recycles in compliance with New York State laws.
  • Performs some heavy lifting as needed. Inventories, maintains and orders custodial materials and equipment for the building.
  • Performs general grounds care including but not limited to monitoring grounds, sweeping sidewalks and removing weeds from cracks and crevices. Cleans all exterior and interior glass.  
  • The ideal candidate for the Library Custodian position must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies; customer service orientation, team commitment, conscientiousness, ownership, and problem solving.  Leading the team competencies is applicable when supervising direct reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.  


  •  High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or High School Equivalency required.
  • Two years of satisfactory full-time experience in maintaining and cleaning a building.
  •  Possession of a clean, valid NY State driver license required.  


Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.  
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).


Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Library Custodian - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer