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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.
Bring your completed handwritten application to the library.

Dispatch Clerk

Part Time

This position rotates between two people with the following schedule:

18 hours a week

Month 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Month 2 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Salary: Starting Pay is $12.17 / Hour

Job Description - This is a part-time, non-exempt position, involving the processing of interlibrary loan materials from entry into the building until the items are returned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Unloads Library System dispatch bins for appropriate distribution.
• Prints material request list and pulls items from the shelf; places pulled items in either the outgoing dispatch bins or the open hold shelf.
• Clears daily the open hold shelf.
• Gives breaks to staff members when called upon.
• Helps at Customer Service when needed.
• Performs other duties as deemed related and necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
• Ability to follow the Dewey Decimal system for arranging non-fiction materials.
• Knowledge of the alphabet system for arranging fiction materials.
• Gives breaks to staff members when called upon.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Ability to learn computer operations.
• Ability to exercise tact in maintaining good working relationships with the public, staff and Board.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Renee Navarre
Customer Service Manager


Part-time Secretary

Reports to Administrative Assistant and/or Library Director.
General Summary: This is a library clerical position. This person performs a wide variety of standard secretarial duties providing support to the Administrative Assistant and Department Managers; as well as, providing special services for the public.

Employer: Matteson Area Public Library District
Hours: 16 hours a week consisting of three evenings a week and ½ day on Saturdays.
Salary:Starting Pay is $10.49/Hour

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals
• Compose, type, and distribute meeting notes, routine correspondence, and reports.
• Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
• Mail newsletters, promotional material, and other information,
• Mail Inter library loan packages using the postal software.
• Maintain scheduling and event calendars
• Make copies of correspondence and other printed material
• Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail and other material.
• Maintain paper and electronic filing systems for records, correspondence, and other material.
• Assist with filing
• Conduct searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet.
• Manage projects, and contribute to committee and team work.
• Operate office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems, and use computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications.
• Provide Notary, Passport, and Voter Registration for the public.
• Other duties as deemed necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Basic secretarial and clerical skills.
• Computer literate and trained in Microsoft Office products.
• Able to pay close attention to detail. High standards of accuracy and confidentiality.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• If not currently trained and registered, must complete training for Notary, Passport, and Voter Registration within 90 days.
• Valid Driver’s License

Education, Experience, Training: Preferred candidate has an Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school. Also, two years of office and computer experience.
Hours: 16 hours a week consists of 3 evenings a week and ½ day on Saturdays.

Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Kathy Berggren
Library Director
Job applications will be accepted until November 14th, 2016, or until position is filled.

Youth Services Assistant

Job Description - Matteson Area Public Library District has a part time position open for a Youth Services Assistant. We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic person who can work with children of all ages with special emphasis on our preschool and early elementary patrons. This position will be expected to work with the Youth Services team to plan, oversee, and implement youth classes and programs. Responsibilities will also include assisting library users and providing coverage at youth service desks. This position will also represent our library at schools and in the community.

Part Time -19 hours per week including at least two evenings and weekend hours
Salary: $14.57 – $15.01/ hour DOQ

Requirements include at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year’s experience working with children or teens and their caregivers in a library or comparable field. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, be highly organized and work both within a team and independently. Excellent oral and written skills and superior customer service attitude are a must. Employment may be contingent upon a background check.

Send a cover letter and resume, and three references by mail or e-mail to:
Nikeda Webb
Head of Youth Services
Matteson Area Public Library District
801 S. School Ave.
Matteson, IL. 60443


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