How to apply for a job

We only accept applications for specific currently open positions made through our online system. Access the online application from the job listing on the Jobs & Internships page.

You must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 9th grade to work at the Kansas City Public Library and its branches.

The application system allows you to attach a document (such as a cover letter or a resume) to your application. However, only one file can be attached, so if you have more than one document you'll need to combine them into one before attaching. You may attach documents in these formats:

  • Microsoft Word, (.doc, .docx)
  • Web page (.htm or .html)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • graphic formats (.gif or .jpg)
  • rich text file (.rtf)
  • text file (.txt)
  • WordPerfect Document (.wpd)
  • Microsoft Works Word Processor Document (.wps)

There is also a space provided for you to paste in a text version of your document(s).

When you submit your application, an acknowledgement will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.

All online Application for Employment forms must be completely filled out. For technical assistance, please call 816-701-3652.

You are welcome to apply for as many positions as you wish. However, to minimize problems, please close and restart your browser between each application.

Your application will first be prescreened in the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the hiring supervisor. The hiring supervisor will review the applications and select the applicants to interview. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive an email from us.

Because the application review process can be lengthy, a considerable amount of time may pass before you may be contacted by the Kansas City Public Library for an interview or regarding the position status.

It is rare that we offer seasonal employment.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the status of your application.

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