Job Openings

 Current Job Postings

You can come into the library to pick up a job application from the Customer Service Desk, or you can download and print a copy here.
Your application must be filled out by hand, not typed, and brought to the library to be considered for a position.

All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Youth Services Associate

Job Description:

Reports To: Youth Services Manager
Dept.: Youth Services
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time

Salary:

$18.87/ hour

Hours:

19 Hours

General Summary:

This is a part-time support staff position involving assistance in library services to children, young adults and their adult caregivers.  Responsibilities include reference, reader’s advisory, and programming duties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides friendly, courteous and accurate service to all users
  • Maintains neatness of public areas including desks, counters, shelves, tables and spaces visible to public
  • Works at the Youth Services Desk in a reference and readers’ advisory capacity.
  • Assists young adults and adult caregivers with use of public computers and other library technology.
  • Assists youth services patrons in use of the Online Public Access Catalog and Online databases to which the library subscribes.
  • Develops, plans and implements a variety of creative programs and activities for children, young adults, and their adult caregivers.
  • Promotes the library, library programs and collection through the development of flyers, bibliographies, handouts, and the use of social media.
  • Represents the library at library events and outside functions such as school open houses, parades and community events.
  • Assists with other projects as assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of children’s literature and basic reference skills.
  • Competent in use of personal computer including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Competent in use of current electronic devices
  • Ability to learn computer applications and search strategies required to perform assigned duties including use of the automated circulation system and library catalog, public computer reservation software, and online databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously in English both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with children, young adults, and adult caregivers as well as library staff.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and work efficiently and effectively within a team model.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform work independently, and to manage multiple projects, making changes as circumstances dictate.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year’s experience working with children or young adults and adult caregivers in a library, school, business, or youth serving organization.
  • Must have experience using a personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate that personal vehicle is insured in compliance with Illinois Law.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Susan Fulcher
Youth Services Manager
sfulcher@mapld.org
EOE

Youth Services Librarian

Job Description:

Reports To: Youth Services Manager
Dept.: Youth Services
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Salary:

$43,212/a year

Hours:

37.5 Hours

General Summary:

This is a full-time professional position responsible for providing library services to children, young adults and their adult caregivers.  Responsibilities include reference, reader’s advisory, and programming duties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides friendly, courteous and accurate service to all users
  • Maintains neatness of public areas including desks, counters, shelves, tables and spaces visible to public
  • Assists the Head of Youth Services in maintaining the Youth Collection including selection and weeding of print, non-print and online resources available for youth.
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory assistance to patrons including referrals from the Youth Department assistants.
  • Assists young adults and adult caregivers with use of public computers and other library technology.
  • Assists patrons in the youth department with the use of the Online Public Access Catalog and Online databases to which the library subscribes.
  • Develops, plans and implements a variety of creative programs and activities for children and/or Young Adults.
  • Assists and/or performs outreach activities with organizations, agencies, and schools in the community to promote library services and facilitate programming.
  • Promotes the library, library programs, services, and collection through the development of flyers, bibliographies, handouts, and the use of social media.
  • Represents the library at library events and outside functions such as school open houses, parades and community events.
  • Provides assistance and coverage in other areas of the library as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of children’s literature and basic reference skills.
  • Competent in use of personal computer including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Competent in use of current electronic devices.
  • Ability to learn computer applications and search strategies required to perform assigned duties including use of the automated circulation system and library catalog, public computer reservation software, and online databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously in English both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with children, young adults, and adult caregivers as well as library staff.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and work efficiently and effectively within a team model.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform work independently, and to manage multiple projects, making changes as circumstances dictate.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS is desired, but will consider an MLS candidate.
  • Should have a minimum of one-year experience working with children and/or young adults in a library or related field.
  • Must maintain professional and technical expertise through participation in continuing education.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate personal vehicle is insured in compliance with Illinois law.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Susan Fulcher
Youth Services Manager
sfulcher@mapld.org
EOE

Business Manager

Job Description:

Reports To: Library Director
Dept.: Youth Services
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Salary:

$43,212/a year

Hours:

37.5 Hours

General Summary:

This is a full-time, exempt position responsible for coordinating and performing the business and financial functions of the library. This position will assist with HR policies and procedures as they relate to the overall finances.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and manages payroll and withholding plans, including taxes, IMRF, deferred compensation and insurance payments
  • Manages annual, monthly, and daily fiscal financial and accounting operations including all accounting and audit functions; accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and journals, payroll, bank reconciliations, financial reporting, etc. in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Manages relationships with outside accounting firms, multiple banking partners, and any other administrative vendors
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal regulations pertaining to public funding
  • Assists with the preparations of the library’s annual budget
  • Administers benefit programs including health and dental insurance, life, IMRF and COBRA
  • Responds to employee questions and concerns regarding benefits’ policies and procedures.
  • Manages annual open enrollment process for health and dental.
  • Serves as a member of the administrative team

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to interpret the policies of the Matteson Area Public Library District.
  • Working knowledge of accounting, business math, bookkeeping and filing.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize work and work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative.
  • Ability to exercise tact in maintaining good working relationships with the public and staff.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting.
  • Qualified candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience in a comparable business, organization, or library.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Nikeda Webb
Library Director
nwebb2@mapld.org
EOE

Computer Lab Attendant

Job Description:

Reports To: Computer Services Manager
Dept.: Computer Lab
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time

Salary:

$14.31 an hour

Hours:

12 to 16 hours per week. Hours include nights and weekends. Flexible hours are a must.

General Summary:

The Computer Lab Assistant assists users of its computer lab. Job duties include helping users with applications such as Microsoft Office, email, the Internet, etc. The attendant also assists users with sign-up procedures, stocks the printer paper and supplies, maintains lab records.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Andy Murgas
Computer Services Manager
amurgas@mapld.org
EOE