jobs &
VOLUNTEERING

jobs &
VOLUNTEERING

Job Opportunities

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Administrative Assistant
Do you enjoy working with the community? Do you love working with numbers and enjoy a good spreadsheet? If so, then this is the job for you!

Our busy, customer-focused library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented Administrative Assistant who is passionate about customer service. This position provides support for the Administration Department, library staff, and the public through the following:

  • Data entry of accounts payable, payroll, and other financial information
  • Overseeing public booking of meeting rooms
  • Providing human resources support
  • Communicating directly with vendors and Village of Downers Grove staff on financial matters
  • Maintaining library records including records retention

This full-time position requires two years of college coursework, two years of administrative experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Salary from $17.50 per hour, depending on qualifications. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance and enrollment in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Interested candidates should submit a job application, cover letter, and resume to Katelyn Vabalaitis, Executive Assistant at kvabalaitis@dglibrary.org or Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515. Open until filled. Applications can be downloaded here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help the library with its programs and services! Volunteers can help in the Kids Room, Adult and Teen Services, Circulation, and Public Relations.

Volunteering in the Kids Room

Adult Volunteers (18+)

The Kids Room is always accepting applications from adults to volunteer in the STEM room for guided STEM time. Volunteers serve in the Kids Room once a month for 90 minutes, demonstrating a hands-on STEM activity for kids. The Kids Room provides all training, so volunteers do not need a STEM background in order to volunteer. Interested adults should fill out a library volunteer application and turn it in at the Kids Room desk.

School Year Volunteering

Kids in grades five through eight who are looking for volunteer hours to fulfill a specific volunteer requirement can contact KidsDesk@dglibrary.org. If no opportunities are available, volunteer names will be kept on file for the duration of the school year.

Summer Reading Volunteers

Kids entering grades five through 12 who would like volunteer hours during the summer can volunteer to work our Summer Reading Club prize desk. Volunteers are required to work at least three 90-minute shifts throughout the summer, handing out prizes to Summer Reading Club participants. More information, including sign-up and orientation dates, will be available in April and May.

The library accepts volunteer applications, which are kept on file for six months. There are a limited number of volunteer positions available and when an opening occurs, the applications in the file are checked for appropriate candidates to be interviewed for the position.

Submit an application:

  • Download the PDF by right-clicking the link and selecting save as. Email the completed form to administration@dglibrary.org, or submit it to the Administration Office.

Call (630) 960-1200 with questions.

Other volunteer opportunities in the community can be found at partner organizations.