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Job Opportunities

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and supporting an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist workforce and sustaining an environment that is welcoming to all.

All job applicants must fill out an application in addition to any other requested materials.

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Building Operations Monitor, Part-Time

The Downers Grove Public Library (DGPL) is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented individual to serve as Building Operations Monitor. This position maintains a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for all while prioritizing the library’s values and objectives in the implementation of safety procedures to ensure the library is a place for everyone to discover, grow, play, and learn. The Building Operations Monitor should be accustomed to working with customers and staff from diverse backgrounds and committed to supporting DGPL with its equity, diversity, and inclusion work.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure the safety of the building, patrons, and staff by making frequent visits throughout the entire facility and grounds
  • Proactively address behavior that violates the library’s Code of Conduct in a manner that is consistent with the library’s values and practices
  • Think critically, remain calm and respectful, and adapt quickly during unexpected or difficult situations
  • Deescalate stressful situations through the use of trauma-informed crisis intervention practices, empathy-driven customer service, and an equity lens
  • Engage with library patrons to enhance their library experience
  • Be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, lift 50lbs, and work outdoors in inclement weather

This part-time position averages 20 hours per week and will be scheduled for evenings from 5-9 p.m. as well as weekend rotations (Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.).

Two years’ experience working with the public in safety is preferred but not required. The hourly pay rate is from $17.84 to $20.07, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation leave, personal leave, sick leave, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension program. Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Ian Knorr, Building Operations Director, at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Directory Submission: Local Tutor

Are you a local tutor that can help students? Click here to submit information to be included in the library's database of local tutors. The information collected will be shared with the Downers Grove community of students. By adding your information to this list, the Downers Grove Public Library does not endorse or sponsor any specific tutor or business. Our directory is a tool for students and caregivers to use at their own discretion. All communication, fee negotiation, scheduling, background verification, etc. must occur between tutor and client. Tutors will be listed in alphabetical order by last name. Tutors must be 18+.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer openings.

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

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