Youth Programs Specialist


Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours per week.  Some flexibility in scheduling is required to support the team and our customers, including evening and weekend hours.
Starting salary $17.39 – $20.46/hour depending on qualifications

We are looking for a creative, resourceful and energetic individual to work with families and kids of all ages at our library. This position involves connecting people with their interests and information needs through interactions at our youth service desks and experiences at library events.

This individual will enjoy answering quirky questions from our young customers, is interested in developing and presenting programs and storytimes to audiences of all ages and can work well on a team of dedicated library staff.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability to plan and manage events for youth, their caregivers and families. Responsibilities include providing reference and readers' advisory service, planning and presenting programs and storytimes in the library and out in the community, assisting with coordination and assessment of programs for youth, birth–high school age, as well as collaborating with our Programs & Exhibits team.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Positive and welcoming communication skills in order to excel in Our Culture
  • Proficient in using technology (e.g. computers, tablets, internet) to assist customers
  • A good working knowledge of books, movies and pop culture for youth preferred
  • Experience working with youth and multicultural audiences preferred
  • Education:

    Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience.

    Hours and Scheduling:

    Part-time position, 25 hours per week. Some flexibility in scheduling is required to support the team and our customers, including evening and weekend hours.


    Benefits include two weeks of vacation plus sick and personal leave, as well as participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and availability of Roth/457 savings plan.

    To Apply

    Application Deadline: 
    Date below
    Deadline Date: 
    Sunday, October 28, 2018
    Application Note: 

    Candidates who apply by October 28 will be given priority for interviews. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit :

    • A letter of interest, including how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.
    • Your resume.

    Only electronic submissions will be considered.

    Application Contact: 
    Human Resources Department
    Apply To: 
    Arlington Heights Memorial Library 37° 5' 24.864" N, 95° 42' 46.4076" W