Job Opportunities

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Job Vacancy Notice - Shelver (10 hours per week)

Shelver
Classification:Part-Time Library Shelver, Grade 3
Rate of Pay:$8.33 per Hour
Immediate Supervisor:Shelving Supervisor
Available Hours:One position, 10 hours per week. Tuesday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Two (2) Saturday per month 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Occasional Sundays. This is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all during the year. The ideal candidate would also need to have flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings and weekends as needed.
Application Deadline:Until filled.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • Must be able to work in team environment.

  • Well developed oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Requires a full range of body motion and ability to move a wheeled book cart with up to 100 lbs. of books or other library materials.

  • Must be able to maintain an exemplary public service attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeds and sorts returned materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Feeds and sort materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Sort materials in numerical/alphabetical order.

  • Work with conveyor/sorter system for returned library items.

Applying for the Shelving Position:Obtain an library application application for employment at the Circulation Desk and submit the application to:
Meg Schmaus
Head of Circulation Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
Email: mschmaus@wnpl.info
No telephone calls or in-person inquiries accepted.

Job Vacancy Notice - Circulation Clerk

Circulation Clerk
Classification:Part-Time Circulation Clerk, Grade 7
Rate of Pay:$11.11 per Hour
Immediate Supervisor:Circulation Clerk Supervisor
Available Hours:One position, 15 hours per week. Monday: 2:15p.m.-9:15p.m.; Friday 12:00 noon-6:00p.m. One(1) Saturday per month: 9:00a.m.:5:00p.m. and one (1) Sunday per month: 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Sunday hours are from Labor Day-Memorial Day
This is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all year. The ideal candidate would also need to have flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings and weekends as needed.
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • Basic keyboard skills.

  • Well developed oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Must be able to maintain an exemplary public service attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Checking in and out of library materials.

  • Issuing library cards.

  • Collecting fines, fees and bills.

  • Assisting patrons.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Applying for the Position:You can apply for this position in person by obtaining a library application for employment online or at the Circulation Desk, or you can submit your application to:
Meg Schmaus
Head of Circulation Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
or email at mschmaus@wnpl.info
No telephone calls or in-person inquiries accepted.