Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

We’re in Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2019!

For the seventh year in a row, the Mount Prospect Public Library has been recognized as a 2019 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace. It is an honor to be placed in this category, especially since our employees were the judges. The Top Workplaces program is completely based upon employee surveys. At the Mount Prospect Public Library our staff care about our community and our patrons, but recognition like this demonstrates that our staff also care about each other, being collaborative, and providing excellent service to all. Consider joining our team here at the Mount Prospect Public Library!

About the application process

Applications are available at the Registration Desk. You may also download a printable/fillable PDF application here. 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 jobs@mppl.org.

Employment is contingent on background check.


SPECIAL NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our recruitment activity may be limited.  We thank you for your interest in MPPL!

Circulation Supervisor – Circulation Services Department

Our Circulation Department is looking to fill a newly created position.  The Circulation Supervisor will assist the Department Head and Assistant Department Head by managing daily workflow in the department and assisting with the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.  This position will be responsible for supervising part-time staff and participate in recruitment and training activities in addition to evaluating work performance.  The Circulation Supervisor will also be a point-person in resolving patron issues and interpreting related department/library policies for staff.

Qualified individuals will possess knowledge of circulation responsibilities, excellent communication and customer service skills.  Bachelor’s degree required (or equivalent work experience).  Previous supervisory experience is desirable.  Bilingual skills are also desirable but not required.

This non-exempt position offers $19.10/hour with insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement (IMRF) benefits.

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South Branch Manager

Are you a natural leader with a passion for providing high-quality service and outreach to a diverse community? Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) has a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to manage our South Branch, which serves as a hub of the vibrant and diverse community on the south side of town. 

Our perfect candidate will be bilingual (Spanish or Polish preferred) and will have community outreach experience and demonstrated leadership skills. We’re looking for a positive, personable leader with an inclusive mindset who is an excellent communicator and practices and promotes collaborative behavior. 

As South Branch manager, you will spend your time managing and supervising a dedicated staff; assisting a diverse range of patrons with books, technology, and other library resources; planning library programs and events; connecting with the community to bring library services through outreach; and forging connections with partner organizations. You will use your organizational skills, resourcefulness, and energy to provide service and make a real difference to the people of Mount Prospect. 

Schedule is 37.5 hours per week, includes evening and weekend hours. Additional evening or weekend hours may be required to perform programming/outreach activities. 

Requirements: Experience in a public service position with demonstrated supervision and management skills. Bi/multilingual fluency in English and other languages. Community outreach experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Public library experience preferred.  Knowledge of South Branch area community preferred.  

Annual salary will commensurate with experience (minimum of $53,000/year)Excellent benefits including generous paid time off and IMRF retirement savings. 

Resume and cover letter required. Email to: jobs@mppl.org

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