Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the section(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.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Patron Accounts Assistant (16 hours)

Are you a team player with excellent customer service skills?  Do you love helping people and doing something different every day?  The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking a friendly and gracious candidate for our Part-time Patron Accounts Assistant opening!  You will work in a fast-paced, public-facing team environment at the Customer Service desk. You will assist customers with their library accounts and materials, help register them for cards and programs, and teach them to use library equipment.

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Full-time Patron Accounts Assistant

Are you a team player with excellent customer service skills?  Do you love helping people and doing something different every day?  The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking a friendly and gracious candidate for our Full-Time Patron Accounts Assistant opening!  You will work in a fast-paced, public-facing team environment at the Customer Service desk. You will assist customers with their library accounts and materials, help register them for cards and programs, and teach them to use library equipment.

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Part-time Youth Services Assistant

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for an energetic Youth Services Assistant practiced in public service to work in a busy, dynamic, and diverse environment. Primary duties include: staffing the Youth Services public desk to provide reference and readers’ advisory services, assisting patrons with participation in our many programs and activities, managing some areas of the collection, participating in our Summer Reading Challenge committees, attending monthly department and library meetings, and planning and executing or hosting programs.

Spanish and/or Polish language skills are definitely a plus, but please be sure to indicate any additional languages. The local school district reports over 60 different languages are spoken in our community’s homes.

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Preschool Outreach Intern

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in LIS, Early Childhood, or other related fields.  We are looking for two interns to work with preschool-aged children at our local early learning center performing storytimes and playing a pivotal role in the library’s outreach team.  The successful candidates will also facilitate a book borrowing program through the school. 

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Part-time Page

Are you an organized, adaptable, detail-oriented person who wants everything put in its proper place? Are you a team player?  If so, we have the job for you!

This entry-level part-time position requires you to accurately and efficiently sort, inspect, arrange, move, lift, put away, and search for a variety of library materials. This is a year-round position in a fast-paced, constantly changing, service-oriented organization.

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Part-time Patron Accounts Assistant (20 hours)

Are you a team player with excellent customer service skills?  Do you love helping people and doing something different every day?  The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking a friendly and gracious candidate for our Part-Time Patron Accounts Assistant opening!  You will work in a fast-paced, public-facing team environment at the Customer Service desk. You will assist customers with their library accounts and materials, help register them for cards and programs, and teach them to use library equipment.

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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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Instructor and Reference Assistant, Part-Time

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for an experienced instructor who would love to teach technology classes to our patrons, as well as assist on our Reference desk. This job entails teaching Microsoft Office applications, Google applications, popular social media platforms and similar products in a classroom environment on two weekday nights, and working our Reference desk every other Sunday.  Prior teaching experience and great customer service skills are required.

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