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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 two positions available:

 

Page Plus - Part-time (posted 8/15/17)

Overview:

We are seeking friendly, enthusiastic, service-minded applicants to provide a positive library experience in our Public Services Department.  Must be detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Must be a self-starter, flexible and have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Benefits include pro-rated vacation time and paid holidays.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Accurately and efficiently shelve library materials.
  • Works collaboratively with the Page Plus Supervisor and Page Plus team to shelve materials with the highest quality and maintain the highest quality order within the library’s collections.
  • Support the Call Center and “within the hour” concept utilizing a headset and mobile device.
  • Continuously maintain the orderliness and cleanliness of all public areas.
  • Provide friendly customer service on the public floor while shelving materials.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage details.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of service oriented work experience.
  • A combination of relevant work experience and post-secondary education is preferred.

Hours:

Part-time, 15-20 hours per week and includes some evening and weekend hours

Rate: 

$11/hour, depending on qualifications

To apply:

Please fill out an application and send to:

Public Services Supervisor
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
applications@wauclib.org

 

Administrative Assistant II - Bookkeeper - Full-time (posted 7/27/17)

Overview:

Seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and friendly individual to provide support to the Library Director and business office.  Applicants should have a natural facility with numbers, budgets, and business practices.  This position assists with all administrative, financial, clerical and human resources activities of the Library in accordance with the Library's mission and vision.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Acts as a backup to the Administrative Services Manager processing payroll, entering new changes into the electronic payroll system, balancing hours, and transmitting payroll to an outside service for processing.
  • Perform basic bookkeeping duties, reporting for board packets, bank reconciliations, and fulfilling FOIA requests as needed.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all financial and personnel records in a timely and sensitive manner.
  • Prepare, enter and report accounts payable invoices.  Assign appropriate expense accounts, produce checks, and organize paid invoices.  Maintain accounting system vendor files and distribute/report annual 1099s.
  • Prepare, enter, and report various income accounts.  Audit self-check and circulation desk credit card transactions and process monthly bank reconciliations.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years administrative and financial expertise in a comparable business organization or library is necessary.  Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office applications with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Knowledge of accounting and payroll principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, work independently, and manage daily work flow.
  • Well-developed communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong computer skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting and library work experience is desired.

Hours:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.  Will require working a flexible schedule including: mornings, afternoons and some evenings.

Rate: 

$17.50-$21.50, depending on qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits includes generous vacation, holiday, sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short-term disability and IMRF participation.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and fill out an application.  Send to:

Administrative Services Manager
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
applications@wauclib.org

 

Technology Assistant - Part-time (posted 7/27/17)

Overview:

The library is searching for a friendly and knowledgeable Technology Assistant to help with the maintenance of library computer information systems, including installing, configuring, modifying and maintaining computer hardware and software.  The Technology Assistant will be available for patron and staff instruction on library equipment and software.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist Technology Coordinators and Library staff with problem resolution, training and troubleshooting on computer and telephone system related issues.

  • Oversee patron use of the Adult/Young Adult Makerspace, including training, troubleshooting, supply level maintenance, and machine maintenance.

  • Document and track Help Desk requests using online system.

  • Work with vendors by phone and by using online ticket systems.

  • Provide updates on computer hardware and software issues to Technology Coordinators.

  • Provide suggestions for upgrades and improvements to library technology systems.

  • Maintain inventory of all computer hardware and software.

  • Represent the Library’s brand by providing a positive image at all times.

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, flexibility and sound and independent judgment.

  • Work productively in a fast paced team environment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school graduate currently enrolled at an accredited college or university studying a technology related field.

  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in technology or computer related field.  Library experience a plus.

  • Able to read, write and comprehend English.  Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in written form with library patrons, staff and vendors.

  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Hours:

Part-time, 20-22 hours per week.  Will require working a flexible schedule including: mornings, afternoons and some evenings.

Rate: 

$12.50-$13.50, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include IMRF, pro-rated vacation and holiday pay.  

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two references and fill out an application.  Send to:

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