Youth Services Programmer


Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Average 18 hours/week; days, nights and weekend rotation required
$14.50 per hour

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and organized individual to join our Youth Services Department. The ideal candidate is passionate about working with young children and their parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, promote, and implement programs for children from birth – to grade school, focused mainly on Preschool-aged.
  • Assist in maintaining records for the Youth Services Department including programming numbers, budgeting, and supply inventory.
  • Creates program-specific promotional materials and maintains an online registration calendar.
  • Develop and maintain community relations with local organizations including schools, community groups, and the local park district.
  • Regularly works at the public service desk, including assistance with library technology and services.
  • Familiar with all library policies and procedures and make decisions according to them.
  • Acts as Person in Charge in the absence of the Management Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or LTA preferred.
  • Previous library experience preferred.
  • Successful experience with young children in a group setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of video recording and editing is preferred.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging technology, strong computer skills.

Must possess excellent customer service skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit a completed EJMPLD application found at Us--Career Opportunities along with a cover letter and resume to Heather Swanson, Youth Services Manager, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL 60140, or email to with the subject line: Youth Services Programmer. No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: 
Heather Swanson
Apply To: 
Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
109 S. State St.
Hampshire , IL 60140
Phone: 847-683-4490
42° 5' 55.8708" N, 88° 31' 46.9776" W