Forge Assistant


Ela Area Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
About 10 hours per week. 2 weeknight shifts and 2 weekends per month.
$14.19 per hour, depending on qualifications

The Ela Area Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative employee to provide excellent customer service and technology assistance throughout the library, including the Library's forge. The makerspace is an open, shared space for all ages, and is located adjacent to the Library's teen space. It includes a 3D printer, Silhouette Cameo, craft supplies, sewing machines, Raspberry Pis and more. The Forge Assistant provides traditional basic technology support. In addition, this position will provide assistance and troubleshooting for new forge services, including 3D printing, circulating non-traditional materials, and creating and implementing programs as applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong people skills coupled with a commitment to providing excellent customer service to patrons and staff.
Excellent technology troubleshooting skills and problem solving abilities.

Proficiency with:

  • Windows, Mac and iOS operating systems
  • Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other computer software
  • New media (e.g. apps) and mobile devices
  • Hardware including scanners, photocopiers, and storage devices
  • 3D printers and other maker technologies preferred

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively and courteously with staff and patrons
  • Work both independently and collaboratively
  • Interact patiently and pleasantly with all age groups

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If you are interested in joining Ela Area Public Library District and meet the job requirements described above,
please complete the PDF application, save it to your computer, and email it to for consideration.

* The Ela Area Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Human Resources Department
Apply To: 
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich , IL 60047
Phone: 8474383433