Adult Programming Specialist


Algonquin Area Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours/week; day, evening, and weekend hours
Salary starts at $22.00/hour ($42,900/year)

We are seeking an innovative and engaging programming specialist to collaborate interdepartmentally with staff and community partners to bring quality programs and events to adults of all ages. We strive to create experiences that foster lifelong learning, creative exploration, and social connection.

The Adult Programming Specialist will fill a new position that serves on a team of librarians and library associates to provide adults and young adults with reference, readers advisory, and computer assistance, as well as help in using digital collections and devices.

Special areas of responsibility include identifying and reviewing potential programs for adults, coordinating and contracting with outside speakers and performers, introducing and attending all events, and evaluating their success. The Programming Specialist collaborates with staff from Adult Services, Youth Services, Makerspace, Branch and Marketing to plan and coordinate cohesive program offerings.

Requirements & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of relevant work experience and formal education
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with community partners, patrons and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven skill with public speaking, networking, engaging with the public, and making phone calls.
  • Experience planning and organizing successful events and programs for an adult audience.
  • Proficient in hosting Zoom meetings/webinars and using event management software. Experience with Communico a plus.

Hours & Scheduling
Includes daytime, evening and weekend hours. Must be flexible for scheduling to present programs, support events and serve at public service points in the library and in the community. This position does require a commitment to working evenings and weekends as needed to best serve the needs of the community.

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; participation in IMRF pension plan; availability of 457 retirement plans; and a generous paid time off plan. The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills community offers excellent schools, shopping, parks and recreation, and affordable housing.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Application Deadline: Preference given to applications received before August 17, 2020

Visit to download and print out our general application. Please send application and cover letter or resume to Theresa Therens, Administrative Assistant:

∙ Via email at OR

∙ Via U.S. mail at Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102

No phone calls, please. The Algonquin Area Public Library District is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.

Application Contact: 
Theresa Therens
Apply To: 
Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin , IL 60102
Phone: 8474583133
42° 9' 43.6968" N, 88° 20' 46.212" W