Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

About the application process

Applications are available at the Registration Desk. Please submit applications to Human Resources. Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or e-mail resume and cover letter to

Employment is contingent on background check.

Substitute Patron Assistant – South Branch

Substitute Patron Assistant position available. This position is responsible for providing basic information services: ready reference, reader’s advisory and information and referral. Position includes staffing the public service desk, library instruction, compiling/assembling patron aids, developing bibliographic aids, maintaining files, performing circulation/registration functions, and providing basic computer/office equipment troubleshooting. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library and Community Connections Center. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to access, input and retrieve data from the computer required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Ability to speak conversational Spanish required. Proficiency in other languages a plus. $14.80 hourly pay.

South Branch is located at the intersection of Algonquin and Busse Roads, Crystal Court shopping center.

Substitute hours will be scheduled between the hours of 11 am and 7:30 pm, including some weekends.

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Web Content Editor

The Mount Prospect Public Library is looking for a Web Content Editor to maintain the Library’s public website and Intranet. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in digital platforms, content management systems, graphics production, writing and editing skills. Exceptional communication skills are required, including verbal and writing skills, grammar and punctuation. Strong organizational skills and a high-level of experience with WordPress are also essential. The daily tasks of this position will be creating and uploading content while maintaining our staff web-based user accounts. This position allows creativity in creating graphics and video to support that content. Candidate must be self-starting and capable of working autonomously on assigned projects using excellent time management skills. Bachelor’s degree required.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits. The position has a flexible schedule working on-site (not remotely) in the IT Department under the IT Supervisor. Salary: $35,000 to $38,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits and IMRF.

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Summer Outreach Assistant – Youth Services Department

Part-time position available from June 7 to August 9.  Position includes working with children, including special needs and ESL. Provides storytimes and promotes summer reading at schools and other sites. High school diploma required. Keyboarding and computer experience required. Experience with or educational training for children, ages 3 to 8 required. $10.83 per hour. Spanish language skills a plus. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Scheduled for 20 hours a week: four hours a day for nine weeks.  Some flexibility with scheduling may be required.

Monday through Friday   9 am to 1 pm

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Page/Shelver – Collection Management

Part-time Page position available. Major responsibility is shelving library materials. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. High school diploma or student. $9.65 per hour.

Schedule # 10 (Average hours per week: 10)
Week A
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Week B
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Sunday   1 pm to 5 pm

Assistant Head of Circulation Services

Full-Time position available. The Assistant Head of Circulation works with the Department Head to direct the operation of the Department. The position also includes direct supervision of assigned part-time Circulation Assistants and Workroom Assistants and is in charge of the Department in absence of Department Head. Performs duties as circulation assistant. Position includes resolving patron problems and questions on circulation issues. Responsible for developing and implementing training program for assistants. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three to five years library experience in a public service department and supervisory experience required. Bilingual skills a plus. Annual salary $42,000. Benefits and IMRF.

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Circulation Assistant – Circulation Services Department

Part time Circulation Assistant positions available. Major duties include staffing service desk and related circulation duties. Customer service experience highly desirable. Computer skills required. High school diploma required. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. Bilingual a plus. $11.67 hourly pay. Please specify if you have a schedule preference.

Schedule 3 (13 hours a week average)
Tuesday and Thursday   5 pm to 10 pm
Weekend C (every 4th weekend)
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday    noon to 5 pm

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Security Officer – Substitute

Substitute position available. Individual will patrol the Library facility and grounds as well as assisting In-Charge staff with security enforcement. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience dealing with the public. High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Computer competency required. Education, training or certification in security, library or school, or psychology a plus. Flexibility to report to work on short notice. $18.00 per hour.

Schedule to fill in as needed during the following hours:
Monday through Friday   8:45 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday   8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday   11:45 am to 5:30 pm

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