We’re hiring a new Tool Librarian

The marvelous Mimi Cheng got a new job that means she can’t be a tool librarian anymore! So we need to find her replacement.

Here’s the job description. Please distribute it far and wide!


• Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm.
• Maintaining and basic repair of tools
• Keeping the Tool Library organized and clean
• Accepting tool donations
• Checking tools in and out to members of the community and performing simple bookkeeping
• Maintaining computer database that tracks tool use and member information
• Collecting late fees
• Maintaining a culture within the Tool Library aligned with its mission and goals
• Promoting the Tool Library and recruiting volunteers
• Communicating with the Steering Committee about areas for improvements


• Commitment to promoting community in West and Southwest Philly
• Basic knowledge of tools with a desire to learn more (strong knowledge of tools and basic home repair preferred)
• High level of organization
• Attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills
• Familiarity with computers and databases (experience with Google docs and WordPress a plus.)

This position is for nine hours per week at $12.00 per hour. We hope to hire for this position as soon as possible. Please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Benjamin White at benjamin@westphillytools.org. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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When are we open?

Monday - Thursday:
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where are we?

1314 S. 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

We are in a warehouse on the west side of S. 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Avenue.

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Who are we?

The West Philly Tool Library loans tools to community members so they can perform simple home maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner.