Career Opportunities

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is a great place to work. We welcome all applicants for posted positions. EJMPLD Online Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hour work week; including day and evening hours, weekends required

Salary: $14.50/hour

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, motivated, energetic and tech savvy individual with a passion for working with children of all ages, focusing on middle and high school students.  The ideal candidate will provide innovative programs and outreach to the community.


  • Plan, promote and implement programs for children grade school – high school.  Assist with planning and execution of department and library wide program.
  • Create displays and passive programing within the Youth Services Department.
  • Assist in maintaining records for the Youth Services Department including programming numbers, budgeting and supply inventory.
  • Creates program specific promotional materials and maintain online registration calendar.
  • Develop and maintain community relations with local organization including schools, community groups and local park district.
  • Regularly works the public service desk, including assistance with library technology and services.
  • Attends appropriate local, regional, state and national meetings and conferences.
  • Familiar with all library policies and procedures and able to make decisions in accordance with them.
  • Acts as Person in Charge in absence of Management Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or LTA preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience in Youth Services preferred, but not required.
  • Successful experience with young children in a group setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of video recording and editing preferred, but not required.

Benefits: IL Municipal Retirement Fund, health insurance, supplemental insurance available for purchase, life insurance, accruable PTO. Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: First interview consideration given to applications received by Friday, June 9th 2023, 5 PM.

Application Note: Submit an EJMPLD application found at ? About Us ? Career Opportunities along with a cover letter and resume to: Heather Swanson, Youth Services Manager, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL  60140 or email to with subject line: Youth Services Programmer. No Phone calls, please.