Job Openings

Children's Services Clerk
Applications due: Monday, February 26, 2018

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic clerk to be the newest member of the Kids Room team. Clerks work evenings and weekends to maintain the appearance of the department and handle clerical tasks. This job requires basic computer knowledge, the ability to do detailed work accurately and independently, and a commitment to keeping the department organized and clean. The job entails working with the public and an interest in being around children. Experience working with children preferred, and a willingness to be flexible and helpful is required.

This opening is a year-round, part-time position averaging 11.5 hours per week, including Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-9:15 p.m., plus one Saturday and one Sunday per month from 1:00-5:15 p.m. The salary is $12.00 per hour.

Applications should be submitted to Erin Linsenmeyer, Children’s Librarian at Applications available at the Circulation Service Desk or on our website.

Part-Time Shelver
Applications due: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Are you passionate about providing excellent customer service to the community?  Are you enthusiastic about working with a friendly and collaborative staff?  Do you embrace advances in technology?  If so, come join our team.  

We are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic shelver for our customer centric Circulation team.  Shelvers monitor the automatic materials sorter, shelve materials, keep materials in order, perform closing procedures, and other tasks as needed.  

We are looking for candidates who have the ability to:

  • file alphabetically and numerically accurately
  • do detail work accurately
  • prioritize and multitask in a detailed environment
  • walk and stand for extended periods
  • lift materials and push carts loaded with books
  • adapt well to technological changes

This position is a year-round, part-time position averaging 16 hours per week, including Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Fridays 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday rotation of four-hour shifts. The salary is $10.20 per hour.

Applications should be submitted to Kitty Hoos, Circulation Services Supervisor at by March 4, 2018. Application forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk or on our website.

Adult and Teen Services Library Assistant - Two Openings
Applications due: Friday, March 16, 2018

We are looking for a friendly, customer service-oriented individual with outstanding people and communication skills, strong computer skills, and excellent attention to detail to become the newest member of the library’s Adult & Teen Services Department.

Duties include providing reference and readers' advisory service to the public, assisting the public in using the collection, and assisting librarians with collection development, programming, and other duties.

There are openings for two year-round, part-time positions, each averaging twenty hours per week, including afternoons, alternating weekends, and evenings. The sslary is $16.00 per hour.

Interested candidates should submit a job application, cover letter, resume, and three references to Lizzie Matkowski, Adult and Teen Services Manager at by March 16, 2018. Application forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk or on our website.

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The library accepts completed job applications at any time. Download the PDF by right clicking the link and selecting save as. Email the completed form to in the Administration Office. Applications will be kept on file for six months.