Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the section(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Security Monitor Part-Time

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for an active, responsible, observant, service-oriented individual to provide a safe, friendly, and functional environment for patrons and staff. This position requires the ability to exercise sound judgement in difficult situations. Main duties include opening and closing the building, making regular rounds, handling emergency situations, and documenting safety issues.

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Building & Security Services Manager

The Des Plaines Public Library offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in facilities management. Our library is twenty years old, 82,000 square feet and enjoys more than 400,000 visitors every year. The successful candidate will have experience with operating and maintaining a similarly-sized building. The candidate will also have supervisory experience, some knowledge of security in a public setting, and be committed to sound leadership and management of a team of assistants that range in number from eight to fifteen.

Des Plaines is a growing and diverse community of 60,000 people. The City and its library are committed to a future-oriented vision of inclusivity, respect, and a sense of the possible.

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