Programming Assistant


North Chicago Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
40 hours week - Including possible weekend and evening hours
From $15 + per hour depending on experience / education


Job Description

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Full Time: 40 hours / week including day / evening / weekend hours

Requirements For All Employees

  1. Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with staff, patrons, supervisor and others.
  2. Ability to work accurately in a changing and varied environment, and with frequent interruptions.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly.
  4. Ability to use various technologies to complete work.
  5. Ability to follow library policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to work independently and productively.
  7. Ability to understand, practice and demonstrate the library's Standards of Excellence for Public Service.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, this employee is responsible for planning and presenting programs and supporting staff in program and service planning.

Specific responsibilities will be assigned by the Library Director on the basis of experience, skills, specific needs of the department and number of hours worked.

Desired Requirements

  1. Ability to plan and evaluate programs for children and teens.
  2. Ability to work independently and productively as well as with staff and volunteers.
  3. Knowledge of STEM education and ability to use technology to plan and implement programs and services.
  4. Assist in gathering various statistics.

Desired Education / Experience

  1. Bachelor's Degree. MLIS a plus.
  2. Experience working with children and knowledge of infant, child and
    adolescent development.
  3. Familiarity with Office apps such as Microsoft Office or Google Apps for Work, internet, and maker technology.
  4. Bilingual a plus (Spanish)


  1. Works closely with Youth Services Staff to assist with programs for children and teens.
  2. Develops and conducts educational and entertaining programs, including STEM workshops, programs based on children and teen literature and trends, juvenile film showings, reading programs, and other library programs provided by the Youth Services Department.
  3. Maintains materials used in Youth Services programs and services.
  4. Assists Youth Services staff coordinating volunteers and volunteer tasks.
  5. Assists in compiling informational/promotional material describing Youth Services programs for distribution in the library and for newsletter
  6. Participates in relevant training, continuing education and/or professional development.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  1. Frequent standing, walking, sitting.
  2. Lifting 20 lbs., bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling cart up to 50 lbs., reaching, and fine manipulation skills.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Lou Carlile
Apply To: 
North Chicago Public Library
2100 Argonne Dr.
North Chicago , IL 60064
Phone: 847-689-0125
42° 19' 31.9728" N, 87° 51' 28.6848" W