Job Openings

Part-time Children's Services Clerk

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic clerk to be the newest member of the Kids Room team. Clerks work evenings and weekends to maintain the appearance of the department and handle clerical tasks. This job requires basic computer knowledge and the ability to do detailed work accurately & independently. The job entails working with the public and an interest in being around children.

This opening is a year-round, part-time position averaging 10.5 hours per week, including Mondays from 5:30-9:15 p.m. and Fridays from 5:00-9:15 p.m., plus one Saturday from 1:00-5:15 p.m. and one Sunday from 1:00-5:15 p.m. a month. The salary is $12.00 per hour.

Applications should be submitted to Erin Linsenmeyer, Children’s Librarian, Downers Grove Public Library at by Monday, June 5, 2017. Application forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk or here.

The library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Custodian

The library has an opening for a part-time custodian. This is a year-round position averaging 15 hours per week. The schedule is weekday afternoons with occasional weekend hours. The salary is $12.00 per hour. 

Duties include cleaning; setting up chairs, tables, and equipment in meeting rooms; changing light bulbs; litter pick-up and sweeping; weeding; and shoveling. The job requires movement consisting of bending, climbing, kneeling, stooping, carrying things, and lifting.

Anyone interested in this position should apply to Sue O’Brien ( by Sunday, June 4. Application forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk and here.

The library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Adult and Teen Services Librarian

Are you passionate about providing excellent service to the community? Are you enthusiastic about being a part of a friendly and collaborative staff? Do you enjoy community outreach? If so, come join our team.

The Downers Grove Public Library is seeking an Adult & Teen Services Librarian for our busy, customer-focused library. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Excel at great customer service
  • Provide expert reference and readers’ advisory service to adults and teens
  • Are knowledgeable about adult and teen literature
  • Embrace advances in technology
  • Communicate well with customers and staff
  • Are adept at downloading digital materials
  • Possess great organizational skills and are able to work independently

This 28 hour per week position requires an ALA-accredited MLS. The schedule includes evenings and weekend work. The starting salary for the position is $23.59 per hour and benefits include IMRF, vacation time, and sick leave. Email a resume and cover letter by Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Nicole Wilhelms, Adult and Teen Services Manager at

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

The library accepts completed job applications at any time. Download the PDF by right clicking the link and selecting save as. Email the completed form to in the Administration Office. Applications will be kept on file for six months.