Employment and Volunteering

Current Employment Opportunities

Youth Services Associate

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2015

Job Description: River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Youth Services Associate to join our team of Library Associates. The Youth Services Associate will work primarily in the Children’s Services Department, serving kids from birth-4th grade and their parents/caregivers. There will also be regular opportunities to assist the Middle School and Teen Services staff with programs for kids in grades 5-8. This position is ideal for those who want to develop their skills working with children and young teens.

The Youth Services Associate will assist the Manager of Children’s Services with:

  • Providing reference and readers advisory services in the Children’s Room.
  • Promoting the Children’s collection and programs by creating print and online book lists, displays of library materials, and contributing to the Kid’s Blog.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of programs for children birth through 4th grade.
  • Regular and ongoing administrative support tasks within the Department.
  • Collection management responsibilities.

The Youth Services Associate will be trained and regularly scheduled to staff the Children’s Services Desk 2-3 weekday shifts each week and 2 weekend shifts each month. The Youth Services Associate will also run a weekly crafting program for middle school aged patrons on Wednesday afternoons beginning in August. Additional hours to staff children’s and middle school programs will be available on an intermittent basis.

Full/part time:  Part Time: an average of 12-15 hours each week.

The ideal candidate would intend to stay in this para-professional position for one to two years.

Requirements:  A college degree and experience working with children ages birth-4th grade and/or young teens is required. Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature and the developmental needs and interest of children and young teens is important. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and exercise initiative. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an accredited MLS or MLIS program.

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.

Salary information:  $13.25/hour

To view the complete job description for this position click here.

 

Circulation Assistant

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2015

Job Description: Come join our busy library! The River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Circulation Assistant to join our team. The Circulation Assistant will work primarily in the Circulation Services area. There will also be opportunities to promote library programs and services. This position is ideal for a detail-oriented person with excellent customer service skills.

The Circulation Assistant will work primarily performing the following tasks:

  • Circulating library materials.
  • Searching for and placing holds on library materials.
  • Organizing library materials for optimal patron access.
  • Overseeing the smooth operation of the service desk.
  • Regular and ongoing administrative support tasks.
  • Opportunities for cross-training in other departments may be available.

The Circulation Assistant will be trained and regularly scheduled to staff the Circulation Services Desk 2-3 weekday shifts each week and at least 2 weekend shifts each month. Flexibility is highly valued.

Full/part time:

Part Time: an average of 12-15 hours each week.

The ideal candidate would intend to stay in this position for a minimum of one year.

Requirements:

A High School Diploma and cash handling skills is required. Customer service and/or working in a library environment preferred. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and exercise initiative.

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.

Salary Information: $9.65/hour

To view the complete job description for this position click here.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-A-Shelf

Visit our Adopt-A-Shelf page to learn more about this important volunteer opportunity.

The library occasionally has additional volunteer opportunities. To apply, please download the general interest volunteer form here.

If you are looking for other volunteer activities please visit the OPRF Volunteer Center’s website. They regularly list wonderful local opportunities!