Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the paragraph(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

Download and print a DPPL job application and then submit one of the following ways:

  1. Mail:  Carol Kidd, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines IL 60016
  2. Scan and email:  jobs@dppl.org  
  3. Fax:  847-827-7974

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Youth Services Assistant

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for an energetic and creative Youth Services Assistant to work 20 hours per week in a busy, dynamic, and diverse environment.  Duties include staffing the Youth Services public desk to provide reference and readers’ advisory services, assisting with and independently organizing the planning and implementation of programming for children from birth through eighth grade, some collection development, oversight of our genre reading club, and other duties as assigned.

Spanish and/or Polish language skills are definitely a plus, please be sure to indicate any additional languages.

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Part-time Preschool Outreach Intern

Are you looking for experience working with preschool-age children, performing storytimes, and playing a pivotal role in a library’s outreach team? The successful candidate will perform exciting storytimes for children ages 2-5 at their preschool, and encourage the children to visit the library. The intern will also facilitate a book borrowing program through the school.

This internship is scheduled to begin in early 2015. 

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Part-time Monitor

Duties include maintaining the safety and security of the building and responding to patron problems and emergencies.

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