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.


Part Time, $14.50/Hour

Hours: average 18 hours/week; days, nights and weekend rotation required

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and organized individual to join our Youth Services Department. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for working with young children and their parents.

Responsibilities include: 
  • Plan, promote and implement programs for children birth – grade school, focused mainly on Preschool aged.
  • 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 organizations including schools, community groups and local park district.
  • Regularly works the public service desk, including assistance with library technology and services.
  • 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.
  • Previous library experience preferred.
  • Successful experience with young children in a group setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of video recording and editing preferred. 
  • Knowledge of new and emerging technology, strong computer skills.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor. 

Application Deadline: Open until filled. 

Application Note: Submit an EJMPLD application found at  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.