Saturday, April 25, the annual Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will take place at Deering High School across from the Burbank Branch. Both lanes of Stevens Ave between Pleasant and Higgins will be closed to traffic from 7am-3pm. Side streets, including Orkney, will be open to local traffic. Please use care entering or leaving the Burbank parking lot.
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Employment at PPL

At this time, we have 1 current opening.  Please see below for description of  Maintenance Position.


The Portland Public Library is seeking an individual to work 20 hours at the Main Branch downtown Portland. This position is responsible for performing and/or supporting maintenance of library operations and facilities, assisting the public with library events in the Conference Center, as well as assisting with Library security, in order to maintain a clean, pleasant and safe environment for library patrons and staff. Fills in for other staff to deliver materials.

This person is liaison from the Library to Conference Room patrons; provides troubleshooting technical assistance to groups using Conference Center especially using the audiovisual technology. Assists with or performs actions to identify and resolve non-routine problems with the operation of physical plant systems. Monitors the security environment, identifies and responds to security-related issues. Provides library communication with contracted cleaning staff; reports to supervisors for resolution of communication issues. Assists with or performs special tasks as necessary.

Opportunity for more hours to fill in for other staff members. Regular schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 6pm-10pm.

Post offer physical exam. Good driving record required.

Seeking self-starter with proven track record of working independently; maintenance, security and cleaning experience necessary; familiarity and comfort level with technology to assist others; excellent customer service and communication skills; good sense of humor.  Experience with diverse customer base very desirable.

Education Requirements

High school diploma preferred. Maintenance and security experience very desirable.

Resumes and cover letters preferred to:

Applications are available at any branch. Main location: 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.


20 hour work week position; all benefits pro-rated: health benefits for individual; can purchase health insurance for family members at the group rate; liberal sick, vacation and holiday time; life and dental insurances can be purchased, with Portland Meds drug program with health plan; fitness reimbursement if covered under the health plan; EAP (Employee Assistance Program); sick leave/ wellness conversion program; retirement options – MainePERS Retirement System; parking at a reduced rate; 403b option; medical/dependent care reimbursement accounts; tuition reduction form USM and Kaplan.


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