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.

Readers’ Services Assistant

If you love to read fiction, love to talk about books and love helping people, this job is for you.  The Des Plaines Public Library has a part-time position open for a Readers’ Services Assistant.  The successful candidate needs to be fluent in our popular collections:  fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, film, music and related areas.  You also need to be familiar with popular technology, such as downloading materials on devices, streaming movies and music, creating content on social media and be able to teach this to our patrons.

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Security Monitor Part-Time

Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 9:30pm and every other Sunday 1:30pm - 5:30pm. The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for a 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 making regular rounds of the building, handling emergency situations, and documenting safety issues.

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Security Monitor Part-Time

Monday and Wednesday 6pm - 9:30 pm and every other Sunday 1:30pm - 5:30 pm. The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for a 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 making regular rounds of the building, handling emergency situations, and documenting safety issues.

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Part-time Creative Services Production Clerk

If you are looking for a fun, creative job, join us at the Des Plaines Public Library. Forget what you think you know about libraries. DPPL has a progressive attitude when it comes to design and we are looking for a key member to round out our in-house Creative Services team.

We are seeking an organized, detail-oriented and energetic team-member to fulfill a vital role, serving as the final checkpoint in our department’s creative design process. They will work collaboratively with the graphic designer and creative services coordinator to produce and place marketing materials and messages in the library and online.

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