Patron Services Assistant


Skokie Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Schedule: Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (includes ½ hour unpaid lunch) – total of 12.5 hours per week.
The pay range for new hires in this position is $18.23 to $22.78. Offers are made within this range based on competencies and experience.

As a Patron Services Assistant, you will be a valued member of the team providing an excellent customer experience to all patrons in the library, and via phone and chat. Duties include greeting patrons, engaging in conversation, signing people up for library cards, checking out materials, training patrons to use our automated services, and handling misunderstandings.

We want to hear from you if you fully embrace our core service values of community, collaboration, compassion, and curiosity; you are friendly and approachable; you want to truly help people; you have at least two years of customer service experience; you have excellent communication and social skills; you have a positive outlook; and you are flexible with change. Read the job description and learn more about our award-winning library.

If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you.

We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to reflect and support our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and racial justice. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply through the jobs page on our website. Communication with applicants is made via email through BambooHR, our Applicant Tracking System. Please add BambooHR to your list of acceptable addresses in your email to ensure you receive emails during the application process.

Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.

Position open until filled. Please provide a cover letter with your resume online. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Apply To: IL