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Employment

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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.

The library currently has open positions for:

Public Services - Part-time Kid City Associate (posted 1/11/19)

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.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

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

Hours:

Part-time, Monday nights 5-9 p.m., one Saturday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and one Sunday (Noon-4 p.m.) per month

Rate: 

$12.50/hour, depending on qualifications

To apply:

Please provide a resume, fill out an application, and send to:

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

Adult Programming Specialist (posted 1/11/19)

Overview:

Seeking a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative and energetic Adult Programs Specialist.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Adult Programs Specialist is responsible for working with the Programming Team to plan and implement programs primarily for adults to a diverse community.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Anticipate trends to develop programs to meet changing community needs.
  • Take calculated risks to continually provide new, fresh programs.
  • Plan and implement a variety of programs including reading programs.
  • Facilitate Library participation in community events.
  • Partner with community organizations.
  • Evaluate programs and presenters for success and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with the Graphics Coordinator, Newsletter Graphic Artist and Staff to develop marketing channels for programs.
  • Promote library programs both internally and externally to reach a wide audience base.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Program or event planning experience required.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities with close attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong customer service skills.
  • Must be effective working independently with minimal supervision and in teams.
  • Able to be diplomatic and professional while interacting with community organizations, presenters, Library staff, and patrons.

Education and Experience Required:

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

Hours:

Part-time, 25-29 hours per week. Schedule will depend on when meetings are held and programs are planned.  Mulitple evenings and weekends may be required.  Benefits include IMRF, prorated vacation time and paid holidays.

Rate: 

$15.75-18.50/hour, depending on qualifications

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, fill out an application, and send to:

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