Job Title: Children’s Services Library Assistant
Full Time
40 hours/week
Position Description: 

Do you have a passion for working with children (ages 0 to 12) and their caregivers?  Can you occasionally sip pretend tea with a smile? Are you faster than a speeding toddler?  More powerful than writer’s block at a newsletter’s deadline? Able to leap over a programming obstacle at a single bound?  Are you patient, imaginative and energetic, and familiar with children’s literature?  Do you know the correct order of the Harry Potter books by heart?  Can you complete the following phrase without Googling? “One fish, two fish, red fish, ________” ?

If you answered an enthusiastic “Yes!” to all these questions and meet the criteria below, this job is for you!  We have an opening for a full-time Children’s Services Library Assistant at the Dundee Library location of the Fox River Valley Public Library District (FRVPLD). FRVPLD serves 70,000 residents in northeastern Kane County, Illinois.  Our growing, culturally diverse district along the Rt. 90 corridor straddles the Fox River and includes the communities of East and West Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, and Gilberts along with parts of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, and Elgin.

Job requirements and functions include:

  • Recommending books and other materials for children and their caregivers
  • Planning and executing programs for various age groups with energy, passion, and a side of silly
  • Finding that elusive “red book” that was about a girl and had a dog in it
  • Bachelor’s degree or two years public library experience required
  • Ability to write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish strongly preferred

This is a 40 hour per week, benefitted position. Starting hourly rate is $14.65 per hour. Work schedule will include a mix of daytime, evenings and weekends.

To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application via e-mail to Human Resources:

No phone calls, please. All application documents must be submitted electronically. Applications submitted in person or via US mail will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled
Application Contact: Lauren Rosenthal
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