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Employment

Employment Opportunities


 

Library Associate, full-time, Marketing

Description
The Library’s Marketing Department is looking for a creative, energetic individual who possesses superb graphic design skills, a penchant for accuracy, strong interpersonal capabilities, and the ability to provide excellent customer service in a face-to-face setting.

The person hired for this position will create the majority of the library’s promotional materials, signage, and displays. They will be expected to proofread and edit their work, and may occasionally work directly with the public to represent the library as a vendor at fairs, expos, farmers’ markets, etc. The right person for this job will be able to effectively communicate with customers and staff (in person, over the phone, and via email); will be able to simultaneously juggle many projects; and will be capable of tracking and meeting deadlines.  Apply for this position if you are energetic, talented in design, willing to work diligently, and love the idea of promoting Bloomington Public Library because you respect what libraries do as institutions for the communities they serve.

Duties

  • Create reading logs for reading programs
  • Create digital and paper publicity to promote individual programs
  • Construct displays and create signage throughout the library
  • Pen press releases and edit submitted programming information
  • Occasionally staff library booths in public settings such as health fairs, senior expos, farmers’ markets, etc.
  • Utilize the library’s computer system and email

Skills:  

  • Must have expertise using InDesign, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite on a PC
  • Strong verbal and written communication, active listening, organization, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience editing, experience writing press releases, familiarity with Adobe Illustrator software, and a working knowledge of professional print guidelines are preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented, creative, and demonstrate a high level of accuracy in work
  • This job requires an aptitude and willingness to adapt to technological changes, the ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary, and a desire to promote the library to the public via face-to-face interaction, print materials, displays, and social media

Hours:  38 per week, to include mornings, afternoons, rare evenings, and rare weekends.  The hours of this position may be temporarily altered as departmental needs change.  

Education: Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, journalism, communications, or a related field (December 2021 graduates are encouraged to apply); or a minimum of five years of experience in working in Marketing with a focus on graphic design.

Salary:  $21.48 per hour; plus excellent benefits package

Closing:  December 5, 2021

To Apply:  Complete job application and submit with a resume, unofficial transcript, three professional references, and a physical design portfolio of 7-10 items to:


Gayle Tucker, HR Manager
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Support Services Department

Custodian, part-time

Date posted:  November 23, 2021

Description
Do you take pride in your work, have an eye for detail, have cleaning experience, and love to work with all kinds of people? Apply for this job if you are energetic – love going the extra mile—and if you want a job where every day is busy, and full of variety! 

Essential Functions

  • Perform varied tasks related to cleaning and maintenance of our 51,000 square foot building, such as cleaning restrooms, sweeping, mopping, trash and recycle collection, stocking supplies, assembling and arranging furniture, patching/painting walls, adjusting timers and clocks, changing light bulbs and filters, and more
  • Shampooing of carpets and upholstered furniture
  • Outside groundskeeping, such as daily watering, weeding, litter pick-up, and clearing sidewalks of snow and ice as needed
  • Setting up meeting rooms
  • Positive attitude and experience in delivering outstanding customer service

Skills & Abilities:  friendly, helpful, and willing to help co-workers and customers; knowledgeable about cleaning procedures; motivated to work quickly with an eye for detail; basic computer and email skills; excellent workplace attendance, dependability, and willing to accept change; manual dexterity; physical strength and agility sufficient to perform routine manual tasks; work ethically; exhibit mature and creative problem solving; ability to adapt to unexpected custodial situations

Hours:  19 hours per week, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.  The hours of this position can be flexible and will change as departmental needs change. 

Required Qualifications:  Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent.  Previous custodial and maintenance experience required.  Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.  Must clear required background check.  Must be able to communicate appropriately with staff and customers.  Must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment and be on your feet the entire shift.  Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds. 

Salary: $14.81/hour

Closing: December 12, 2021

To Apply:  Submit application and three professional references to:

Gayle Tucker, HR Manager
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or

hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Information Technology Services

Library technical Assistant/TeenZone Support

Date posted:  November 23, 2021

Description
Do you enjoy working with and being helpful to people, including junior high and high school aged students? This position requires a broad understanding of technology and is part of a team that contributes to an entertaining, stimulating, learning environment by providing technical assistance.  Must enjoy a sense of humor, be flexible, exude a positive and friendly attitude, work ethically, and demonstrate a willingness to work hard and be able to communicate openly and effectively. 

Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to present a technology program idea for a future Teen event.

Duties

  • Effectively assist patrons with a vast range of topics, from the very latest technology available in the Digital Preservation Studio to older technology still in use by patrons
  • Effectively identify, troubleshoot, and remedy computer, video game console, and audio-visual equipment issues
  • Assist the IT Manager in developing and presenting cutting edge technology programs
  • Assist with keeping public computers up to date by applying the latest patches and updating software
  • Support TeenZone, Teen Tech Programming, and all other IT endeavors as needed
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to new processes and procedures, and be motivated to learn and master skills to effectively implement these changes

Skills:  

  • Must have a general understanding of the steps necessary to troubleshoot complex technology issues
  • Experience with 3D printers preferred
  • Professional, proactive, friendly, optimistic
  • Excellent customer service etiquette
  • Proven record of excellent workplace attendance
  • Must be able to bend, stretch, lift, and handle complete equipment setups of 75 pounds
  • Communicate effectively—with internal and external customers
  • Work a flexible schedule

Hours:  19 per week; must have some weekend and evening availability
The hours of this position will vary, and will include weekend and, on occasion, after-hours availability

Education: Position requires 60 credit hours of post-secondary school or LTA certificate

Salary:  $16.37 per hour

Closing:  December 12, 2021

To Apply: Submit job application, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3 professional references to:

Gayle Tucker, HR Manager
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer