Date Posted: 31 January, 2017
Employer/Library: Elmhurst Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Both positions 18 hours per week, consisting of 4 weekly shifts. These are not a seasonal positions. Position 1: Every Tuesday 5-9p, Wednesday 12-5p, Thursday 5-9p, Saturday 9-1p Position 2: Every Tuesday 5-9p, Friday 5-9p, Saturday 1-5p, Sunday 1-5p
Salary: $15.44 per hour

The Elmhurst Public Library seeks to be the center of the community by providing opportunities for residents to enrich their lives. With the expected spring completion of a 3,500 sq. ft. makerspace, two Creative Specialists will work in the “Makery” with patrons of all ages to use the 3D printers, laser cutter, embroidery machine, sewing machines, card making supplies, and more. Through a strong emphasis on teaching by doing, staff will develop, teach, and evaluate a variety of technology and maker programs. As we acknowledge that no one person can know everything, Library makerspace staff members will work collaboratively to complement each other’s talents and interests. Applicants for this position should demonstrate an interest in creative technology and the ability to offer fantastic customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Promote the use of the Makery and offer assistance to patrons of all ages

*Facilitate ongoing activities in the Makery

*Teach technology and maker classes

*Ability to adapt to change and learn new technologies

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

*Strong knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office, and the Internet

*Aptitude with creative technology software and equipment

*Ability to interact patiently and pleasantly with people of all ages

*High School diploma

PREFERRED:

*Experience working with the public

*Experience providing group or one-on-one technology instruction

*Familiarity with maker technology and/or crafting.

*Knowledge of basic library organization

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 279-8696
Administration Fax: (630) 516-1364
Interlibrary Loan Fax: (630) 279-0636
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