Career Opportunities - Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District

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109 South State Street
Hampshire, IL 60140
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Phone: 847-683-4490

Hours
Mon-Thurs:9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday:9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday:12:00pm - 4:00pm

Career Opportunities

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

Current Job Openings

FULL-TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY COORDINATOR

Hours: M-T & Th-F 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday 12-8 PM, occasional weekend hours

Salary: Minimum $27,300/year

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, motivated, energetic and organized individual with a passion for early literacy and providing excellent service to our youngest patrons and their families. Your strong storytelling abilities make learning to read fun for toddlers, and preschool children, and encourage families to become life-long learners in the Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and presents programs for children, families, educators, and caregivers.
  • Designs and presents passive programming for the children’s area of the library.
  • Monitors and changes out play items in the children’s area.
  • Provides readers’ advisory and reference services to children.
  • Assists Department Head of Youth Services in special programs and projects, recommends materials for purchase and new program ideas, and new ways to assist and engage patrons.
  • Work regularly scheduled front desk shifts.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Successful experience with young children in a group setting.
  • Early literacy experience desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of different teaching methodology such as Montessori, SOUNS, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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: Friday, August 16, 2019, 5 PM

Application Note: Print, complete and submit the EJMPLD application here along with a cover letter and resume to: Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL  60140 or email to nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org with subject line: Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator. No Phone calls, please.

PART-TIME MARKETING ASSISTANT

Hours: 10 hours/week; most work done off-site except weekly meeting with Director
Salary: $12.00/Hour

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to increase the public’s awareness of library district programs, services and products through print and electronic publications, marketing campaigns, and special programming.

Responsibilities include:
• Works with library leadership to develop and coordinate advertising, marketing, PR, and promotions to achieve library district’s strategic plan.
• Designs, creates & schedules the release of all marketing materials including content for online and print promotions.
• Maintain relationships with local press, community groups, schools, and businesses within the library district.
• Re-design the library district website.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Demonstrated proficiency in WordPress for website design, and Canva for print and online graphics design.
• Strong PASSION & proficiency for social networking using social media tools and techniques with minimal supervision.
• Self-starter with strong organization skills; able to seek out communication opportunities.
• Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with individuals at multiple levels.
• Explicit attention to detail and execution.

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Graphic Design, Marketing, Website Development students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019, 5 PM

Application Note: Print, complete and submit the EJMPLD application here along with a cover letter and resume to: Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL 60140 or email to nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org with subject line: Marketing Assistant. No Phone calls, please.

PART-TIME TEEN AND ADULT SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2-8 PM, Friday 9 AM-5 PM, occasional weekend hours

Salary: $12.00/Hour

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and organized individual for our Adult and Teen Services Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and coordinate programs for teens and pre-teens. Assist Department Head with Outreach to the community.
  • Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and technology-related assistance to patrons.
  • Provide relevant and timely promotional material for marketing activities.
  • Perform collection development in assigned areas, as needed.
  • Work regularly scheduled front desk shifts.

Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.
  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages.
  • Associates Degree or LTA Certificate preferred.
  • Broad reading background preferably in young adult category.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019, 5 PM

Application Note: Print, complete and submit the EJMPLD application here along with a cover letter and resume to: Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL  60140 or email to nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org with subject line: Teen/Adult Services Associate. No Phone calls, please.

DEPARTMENT MANAGER – YOUTH SERVICES

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday 12 – 8 PM, weekend hours

Salary: Minimum $40,000/year

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, motivated, energetic and organized individual with a passion for providing excellent service. Your strong leadership skills will help our Youth Services department build an up-to-date collection, coordinate relevant and interesting programs, and participate in promoting our services to the community. As a member of our Management Team, you’ll work collaboratively to achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan.

Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
• Minimum of one year supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated development of working relationships with staff and other agencies.
• Demonstrated computer/technical expertise.
• Demonstrated programming coordination and promotion.
• Demonstrated youth services collection development.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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: Friday, August 9, 2019, 5 PM

Application Instructions: Download a PDF employment application here.  Submit your signed and completed application, cover letter, and resume to: nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org ; NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.