Position Details

Part Time
15 hours per week; hours will be divided between days, evenings, and Saturdays (availability to work two evenings a week and two Saturdays a month expected).
Beginning at $11.28 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Do you have a creative bent and a flair for the theatrical? Do you have a passion to mentor teen leaders and to guide teens in experiential learning? Would you enjoy serving patrons of all ages in a close-knit community, as part of a warm and friendly staff? Then you may be an excellent fit for this position!

Midlothian Public Library, located in a southwestern suburb of Chicago of just under 15,000 residents, is seeking a Public Services Assistant, Teen Specialist. The Public Services Assistant will be responsible for facilitation of the library’s teen theater club in consultation with the Youth Services manager; planning, implementation, and supervision of events for teens; facilitation of other teen club meetings; technology help, reference, and reader’s advisory service to patrons of all ages; assistance with outreach to schools and other community organizations; and recommendation of teen books, graphic novels, and other media for purchase by the library.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. BA, or Library Science coursework preferred. A minimum of 1 year experience working with teenagers. Bilingual a plus!

Working Conditions: Exerts up to 25 lbs of force, ability to push a cart loaded with library materials, ability to reach and bend to retrieve materials and to stand at service desk for long periods.

Qualifications: Ability to relate well to patrons and staff of all ages; strong oral and written language skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and highly developed Internet search skills; working knowledge of or ability to learn computerized library systems; good planning and organizational skills; initiative, creativity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and good judgment.

Midlothian Public Library is an EEO employer.

To apply, e-mail cover letter and résumé to Jamie Kallio, Youth Services Manager, Deadline August 29, 2016. No phone calls.

To Apply

Deadline Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
Application Contact: Jamie Kallio, Youth Services Manager
Apply To: 
Midlothian Public Library

14701 S. Kenton Avenue

Midlothian , IL 60445

Phone: 708-535-2027
Fax: 708-535-2053