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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.

 

Education Coordinator - Full-time (posted 4/19/17)

Overview:

The library is currently seeking a forward-thinking, dynamic, collaborative, creative and energetic Education Coordinator.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Education Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with District 118, neighboring schools, and homeschool groups to promote use of the services and technology available at the Library.  The Education Coordinator must be actively engaged and committed to serving the administrators, teachers, students, and parents in the Wauconda Area community.  

Essential Job Duties:

  • Establish relationships with areas schools to promote library resources and services.
  • Visit area schools regularly as a representative of the library.
  • Coordinate and host class visits at the library.
  • Develop campaigns and programs to bring students into the library to use the Digital Classroom and Studio 801 for educational purposes.
  • Plan and implement large scale programs, including but not limited to author events, cultural and educational performers or speakers, to be held at the library or schools.
  • Evaluate programs and presenters for success and effectiveness.
  • Create curriculum utilizing the Digital Classroom and Studio 801 for middle school and high school students, teachers and parents.
  • Create effective marketing materials promoting the library to teachers, parents and students.
  • Attend organization meetings and events to promote the library and its services.
  • Participate in RAILS and other similar programming networking groups.
  • Participate in staff meetings, library-wide committees, and assist the director as needed and Management Team with special projects and events.
  • Duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of three years of experience of collaboration between schools and public libraries.
  • Ability to develop and coordinate technology programs for grade school, middle school and high school students.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and to attend or oversee programs on nights and weekends.
  • Ability to be diplomatic and professional while interacting with the schools, community organizations, presenters, and patrons.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of public library policies, services, and practices. 

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:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.  Will include some nights and weekends.

Rate:

Minimum $46,000, depending on qualifications.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation, holiday, and sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term and short term disability, defined benefit pension, 457, deferred compensation, IMRF and EAP. Opportunities to further your professional credentials are plentiful, including professional association membership(s) and national conference expenses.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, application and three references. Please send to:

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

 

Graphic Artist - Full-time (posted 1/18/17)

Overview:

The library is currently seeking a highly creative and energetic Graphic Artist.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Graphic Artist is responsible for responsible for creating graphics that provide a cohesive, clear message to the community in digital and print format.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Create print materials, including signage, banners and marketing materials, maintaining consistency across formats.
  • Create graphics to be used on the Library’s social media accounts and website.
  • Collaborate with the Programming team and Communications Coordinator to create marketing materials for library programs, events, and services.
  • Maintain the library’s digital sign by creating content and managing a schedule.
  • Maintain the library’s lobby tv’s.
  • Create and maintain the Library’s brand by providing a positive image at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, work under tight deadlines, schedule and prioritize projects.
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem solving skills, flexibility and sound and independent judgment.
  • Comfortably use technology.
  • 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.
  • Serve on committees as needed and attend library meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Graphic design and video editing required.
  • Working knowledge of public library policies, services, and practices.

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:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Rate:

$20/hour, depending on qualifications.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation, holiday, and sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term and short term disability, defined benefit pension, 457, deferred compensation, IMRF and EAP. Opportunities to further your professional credentials are plentiful, including professional association membership(s) and national conference expenses.

To apply:

  • Fill out an application.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume listing three references.  
  • Submit at least three samples of original works that have been published in print and three samples of work that have been published on the web (links to active samples are welcome).  

Please send to:

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