CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated February 19, 2024
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Full-Time Content Coordinator, Grade VII, in the Administrative Services Department

This is a 37 ½ – hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $38,089.92 per year in the Administrative Services Department. An excellent benefits package includes position with a full benefits package, (i.e., vacation, sick, personal business, birthday holiday, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Administrative Regulation ARs.

Job Duties: 

 
  • This job description contains the facts necessary to distinguish it from other positions. It is not a detailed description of every task and the Library may add or change tasks.
  • Engage in teamwork responsible for planning, preparing, and distributing promotional and marketing materials on behalf of the Library.
  • Write and edit persuasive and entertaining material for publication across multiple media platforms and formats, including but not limited to: print and digital, press releases, newsletters, church bulletins, bookmarks, signage, displays, brochures, and other assigned items following AP Style guidelines.
  • Assist in the management of the Library’s social media presence across multiple platforms; coordinate with assigned library personnel to include material from all areas of service; upload content; set and maintain regular posting schedule; be flexible to prepare content based on breaking news or library situations; respond to comments/messages on social media; maintain social media statistics.
  • Take photos and videos for use in library programming and marketing promotions; use assigned software to edit and create images and videos.
  • Coordinate with the supervisor on continual monitoring of the Library’s website to ensure accuracy and functionality of site content.
  • Generate and implement fresh and unique ideas for decorating the Library seasonally, for special events, and for select promotions working collaboratively with other departments.
  • Stay abreast of current events, pop culture and local news to assist in effective and creative marketing campaigns.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, public relations, or a related field required; Excellent oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, confident public speaking; A strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, collegiality, and personal initiative; Ability to work with standard computer applications and databases and working in a digital environment; Schedule may include evenings and weekends.

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references, employment application, and writing portfolio to olpljobs@olpl.org. All documents are required for jobs consideration. Failure to follow the instructions provided will result in an automatic disqualification.

 

Part-Time Adult Young Adult Services Page, Grade I, in the Adult Young Adult Services Department

This is a 12 hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $14.00 per hour in the Adult Young Adult Services Department. 

Job Duties: 

  • Shelves and maintains order of library materials, performs basic public service, and performs routine clerical work related to a public service area or support service area.
  • The nature of assigned tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, upon the number of hours scheduled.
  • Shelve library materials according to library organization, including alphabetization and the Dewey Decimal System. Retrieve materials from storage as directed by librarians.
  • Regularly review materials on library shelves to ensure proper placement (shelf read). Assist with overall appearance of the department.
  • Assist patrons with directional information or be able to direct patrons to other staff and appropriate points of service within the library when necessary.
  • Check and respond to Library email communication at the beginning of each shift. Attend library meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.

Position Requirements:

Minimum age requirement of 16 or older; Interest and ability in working with the public; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to work independently and with attention to detail; Ability to work with standard computer applications; Schedule includes evenings and weekends.

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org. All documents are required for jobs consideration. Failure to follow the instructions provided will result in an automatic disqualification.

 

Part-Time Youth Services Page, Grade I, in the Youth Services Department

This is a 12 hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $14.00 per hour in the Youth Services Department. 

Job Duties: 

  • Shelves and maintains order of library materials, performs basic public service, and performs routine clerical work related to a public service area or support service area.
  • The nature of assigned tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, upon the number of hours scheduled.
  • Shelve library materials according to library organization, including alphabetization and the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Regularly review materials on library shelves to ensure proper placement (shelf read).
  • Assist with overall appearance of the department.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.

Position Requirements:

Minimum age requirement of 16 or older; Interest and ability in working with the public; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to work independently and with attention to detail; Ability to work with standard computer applications; Schedule includes evenings and weekends.

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org. All documents are required for jobs consideration. Failure to follow the instructions provided will result in an automatic disqualification.

APPLICATION PROCESS

At the core of any great Library is a dedicated and engaged staff. We as a community can work collaboratively to fulfill the Library mission. We are always accepting applications from those who are talented and creative to join our team.

The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or other factor prohibited by law. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resume/Application Information
Application forms are available on this web site and at the Customer Services Desk on the first floor. The Library receives resumes and applications on a continuing basis as well as in response to external advertisements. Resumes and applications are retained and considered “active” for six months. Applicants who are still interested in employment at the Library after six months have lapsed should submit another resume or application in order to receive continued consideration. Resumes and applications can be submitted via olpljobs@olpl.org or sent to the Human Resources Department.

Eligibility & Benefits
Eligibility for various Library benefits varies according to employment status, position grade level and length of employment (for vacation leave). Employment status levels include:
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Part-time Level 2 (20 to 28 hours per week)
Part-time Level 1 (8 to 19 hours per week)

The Library offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
Full-time: Paid personal business leave, group insurance (medical, dental and vision), long-term disability insurance and life insurance
Full-time and Part-time Level 2: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) – pension plan with short-term disability provision (4.5% employee contribution), paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays (9 per year), paid birthday holiday, tax-sheltered annuity plan and tuition reimbursement

Compensation and Personnel Policy
In accordance with Section 7.3 of the Open Meetings Act, a list of all employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000 is available from the Library Director or the Administrative Secretary.

Personnel Policy
GENERAL
– The Personnel Policy of the Library does not give any employee or potential employee a property or liberty interest in a specific classification or position. The overall responsibility for selection and hiring of staff lies with the Director. Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check and formal approval by the director.

CITIZENSHIP – The Library requires that employees hired after November 6, 1986, be either a United States citizen or authorized to be employed in the United States. Verification of this must be provided at the time of hiring and shall consist of either a United States passport, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport authorizing U.S. employment, or a resident alien card containing the applicant’s identification and U.S. employment authorization. If applicants do not have any of the above documents, they may provide instead the following combination of documents: either a Social Security Card or U.S. Birth Certificate, and a driver’s license or similar State identification.

AGE – The Library does not employ individuals under the age of 16 unless proper work permits are obtained and verified prior to the commencement of employment. Any employee working with a work permit shall have a limited work schedule to accommodate school night work restrictions. The library has no mandatory retirement age.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT – The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other factor prohibited by law.

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