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Branch Services Early Literacy Coordinator

Are you a creative, hands-on leader with a passion for bringing the library to life for our youngest customers? If you are passionate about early literacy and enjoy serving young children and families, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our Branch Services team.  The successful individual in this position will be an energetic team player who makes customers feel at home, and – most importantly- enjoys working with children of all ages.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, plan, and present early childhood programs and events at both branch locations, including weekly storytime, programs for parents and caregivers, and Welcome Baby!
  • Oversee children’s spaces to ensure a pleasant playful and learning environment for children and caregivers
  • Facilitate age-appropriate passive programming activities
  • Provide basic readers’ advisory and reference assistance to children, teens and adults
  • Assist customers with computer applications, eReaders and other mobile devices
  • Serve as Person in Charge (PIC) in manager’s absence

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience working with children in group settings
  • Early literacy experience desired
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer and mobile device applications
  • Previous library and customer service experience preferred  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills a plus

25 hours per week; schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate:  $17.28 per hour. Position includes enrollment in IMRF and prorated time-off benefits.

Application Deadline:  Friday, July 26, 2019 or until filled.

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning library.

 

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.info or mail to:  Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also  available in the Main Library’s Administration Office, Customer Service Desk, and Rakow and South Elgin branches.

 

 


 

KidSpace Early Literacy Associate 

Are you a creative, hands-on leader with a passion for bringing the library to life for our youngest customers? Are you passionate about early literacy and find working with children, parents and teachers energizing? Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic person to join our KidSpace Department at the Main Library. Candidates must be proficient in technology and possess strong customer service skills, must be comfortable working on a team in a fast-paced environment, and—most importantly—must enjoy working with children of all ages.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, plan, and present weekly preschool programs and events for groups of all sizes
  • Collaborate with local schools, day care centers and community partners on large events, such as the Preschool Information Fair
  • Assist in maintaining the toy and kit collection to meet our customer's needs
  • Provide reader's advisory and reference assistance to children of all ages and their caregivers
  • Facilitate passive programming, such as “messy play on the patio” and scavenger hunts

 

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to work with all types of people … especially children
  • Organized & detail-minded to plan and present literature-based and STEAM programs to children
  • Knowledgeable about technology trends in education
  • Knowledgeable about children's books and materials
  • Able to collaborate with a team and work one on one with customers and staff
  • Moderately agile with the ability to maintain a moderate activity level involved with children’s programming
  • Adaptable and positive about changes in existing practices, assignments, and workflows

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work experience in public library or school preferred, along with successful experience working with young children
  • Early literacy experience desired
  • Spanish language skills desired

 

Part-Time:18 hours per week. Hours include 1 morning shift, afternoons, and every other Saturday. (Schedule is subject to change)

Pay Rate:  $17.28 per hour

Application Deadline:  Sunday, July 21,2019

 

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library.

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to: jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, c/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Service, and Rakow and South Elgin branch locations.

 


KidSpace Administrative Assistant

Gail Borden Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant in the KidSpace Department at the Main Library. The ideal individual for this position will be reliable, accurate, and detail-oriented. In addition, the successful candidate will be a cheerful self-starter and have strong organizational skills with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally. The candidate must enjoy working in a busy environment and with children from 3–12 years of age.

In this role you will:

  • Provide support for KidSpace programs and the department
  • Submit entries to our online events calendar and department calendar
  • Assist in keeping the KidSpace area, equipment, and materials clean and orderly
  • Prepare various correspondence, reports, and documents
  • Run errands, as needed, to local stores and to Branch locations
  • Provide administrative support for short- and long-term projects and events
  • Maintain proper stock levels of office supplies, marketing materials, and library forms
  • Assist KidSpace Associates with program preparation

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to work with all types of people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Organized and detail-minded with excellent reasoning ability and basic mathematical skills
  • Comfortable in working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Adaptable and positive about changes in existing practices, assignments, and workflows

Other Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • General office experience preferred
  • Ability to type/keyboard with accuracy
  • Some experience working with children 3 – 12 years of age is preferred
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Part-Time:18 hours per week

Pay Rate:  $14.41 per hour

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 21, 2019

 

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library.

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to: jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, c/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Service, and Rakow and South Elgin branch locations.


Videographer & Graphic Designer

Gail Borden Public Library has an immediate opening for a full-time Videographer & Graphic Designer to work in our fast-paced Graphics Department. Qualified candidates must have experience and be proficient with recording audio and video content, as well as telling “the story” through creative editing of the recorded content.

Candidates must also be able to design and produce brochures, signs, posters, flyers, program props and other print materials. In addition, the position requires taking photos of library events and exhibits, editing, and posting to communication channels.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or equivalent college coursework with hands-on experience with video recording, video editing and photography
  • End-to-end video production experience, as well as knowledge of animation or motion graphics
  • Ability to work collaboratively in conceptual development meetings for library-wide projects
  • Highly developed skill in graphics and composition with a keen eye for detail and the ability to create a finished product such as brochures, flyers, posters or other printed material
  • Experience and skill using Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Premier and After Effects
  • Experience with social media and content marketing
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing technology; comfortable with trying out new technology
  • Superb interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable interacting with the public
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of motivation, commitment and dedication to take a project from the beginning to the end
  • Positive attitude in support of the library’s mission, vision and values

 

Full-time position (37.5 hours/week) with occasional evenings & weekends based on library events

Salary:$17.28 - $20.52 per hour DOQ + Excellent Benefits

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2019 or Until Job is Filled

 

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library!

Click here to download the Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume, and the Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Candidates should be prepared to present a portfolio with videos and other graphic work at the interview.


 

KidSpace Page

The Main Library location has a part-time Page position available in the KidSpace Department.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who loves working with children, to support our fast-paced and kid-friendly department. The mix of duties includes, but is not limited to:

  • Supporting staff activities at the Youth Center Help Desk
  • Providing assistance at children’s programs
  • Assisting the department with maintaining order in our two hustling and bustling youth rooms

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age requirement - 16 years of age
  • Must have knowledge and skills in using basic computer applications including internet searches and word processing programs
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Spanish language skills are a plus

     

15 hours per week; must be flexible to work a varied schedule including late afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Hourly Rate:   $9.88 per hour

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library.

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to: jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, c/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Service, and Rakow and South Elgin branch locations.

 

 


 

 

Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer