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Employment

We hope you join our team!

Well known for its friendliness, the Wauconda Area Library serves a fast-growing district of 27,000 residents with a staff of 53 employees, an award-winning building, and state-of-the-art automation and computer services. The Wauconda Area Library, North Suburban Library System's 2005 "Library of the Year," is located in the fast-growing northwest suburbs of Chicago, in western Lake County, just north of Barrington and Lake Zurich. The library district encompasses all or portions of Island Lake, Lakemoor, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, Volo, Wauconda, and unincorporated Lake County.

The library currently has three openings:


Technology Summer Intern (part-time, posted 5/12/2017)

The library is searching for a friendly and knowledgeable summer intern to provide technology assistance in a very busy public library setting. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with Supervisors and Coordinators to provide technology assistance for both staff and patrons when needed, including program setups and day to day technology maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • Assist with running the 3D printer to produce patron submissions.
  • Assist with the summer concert series and other programs as needed.
  • Represent the Library’s brand by providing a positive image at all times.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, flexibility and sound and independent judgment.
  • Comfortably use library technology.
  • Work productively in a fast paced team environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate effective listening, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate customer service within the guidelines of the Library’s policy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use library technology and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions, work within a team and respond to management direction.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust job duties and schedules as needed. 

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of volunteer or relevant work experience.

Hours:

Part-time, 15-20 hours per week and includes Thursday nights in July and August and weekend hours.

Rate: 

$11/hour

To apply:

Please fill out an application and send to:

Assistant Director
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
applications@wauclib.org

 

Kid City Summer Intern (part-time, posted 5/12/17)

Overview:

The library is searching for a dynamic and friendly summer intern to assist in Kid City.  Kid City serves children from birth to grade 8 in addition to parents and caregivers.  It is an extremely busy, non-traditional library environment that encourages hands-on learning, creativity, exploration, and imagination.  

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist with cleaning and maintaining order in Kid City.
  • Assist with Makerspace and other projects as needed.
  • Refer patrons to the Kid City Help Desk for collection assistance.
  • Assist patrons with computer and printing questions.
  • Represent the Library’s brand by providing a positive image at all times.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, flexibility and sound and independent judgment.
  • Comfortably use library technology.
  • Work productively in a fast paced team environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate effective listening, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate customer service within the guidelines of the Library’s policy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use library technology and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions, work within a team and respond to management direction.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust job duties and schedules as needed. 

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of volunteer or relevant work experience.

Hours:

Part-time, Monday - Friday mornings, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and may include some evening and weekend hours.

Rate: 

$11/hour

To apply:

Please fill out an application and send to:

Assistant Director
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
applications@wauclib.org

 

Public Services Associate I - Kid City (part-time, posted 5/8/2017)

Overview:

Responsible for providing exceptional customer service in a friendly and professional manner and for creating a positive library experience, primarily in Kid City.  Kid City serves children from birth to grade 8 in addition to parents and caregivers.  It is an extremely busy, non-traditional library environment that encourages hands-on learning, creativity, exploration, and imagination.  

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide friendly and enthusiastic customer service and reference assistance on the telephone, in person, and when using electronic communication in Kid City.
  • Must have knowledge of children's literature and perform reader's advisory for ages preschool through grade 8.
  • Provide catalog instruction to patrons.
  • Comfortably use a variety of electronic devices in order to answer patron queries about library services.
  • Represent the Library’s brand by providing a positive image at all times.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills, flexibility and sound and independent judgment.
  • Troubleshoot library equipment and communicate outages to appropriate personnel.
  • Effectively resolve patron misunderstandings or complaints.
  • Work productively in a fast paced team environment.
  • Ensure all policies of the Wauconda Area Library are followed.
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to productively communicate with all levels of library staff and management.
  • Attend library meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • Exceptional customer service focus.
  • Working understanding of library operations.
  • Exceptional problem solving abilities.
  • Travel locally as needed.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Associates degree. Bachelor's degree or LTA from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of library work experience or service related work experience.

Note:

This job description describes a general category of jobs.  In order to meet the needs of the Wauconda Area Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition of in lieu of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time.

The Wauconda Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library will review a reasonable request for accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The Wauconda Area Public Library reserves the right to modify this and every position description in whole or in part at any time.

Hours:

Part-time, 15 hours per week and includes one evening and weekend hours

Rate: 

$14.20/hour, depending on qualifications

To apply:

Please fill out an application and submit a resume and cover letter.

Assistant Director
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
applications@wauclib.org