Job opportunities at the library
Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Librarian
Be a part of our energetic, creative learning environment for children! The Barrington Area Library’s “learning through play” focused Youth Services department seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian. This team member will help us provide the very best services to children from birth-eighth grade and their caregivers, in our newly renovated, 21st century library.
If you have an enthusiasm for children’s literature, direct experience working with children, the ability to problem-solve with a focus on “yes,” and a Bachelor’s degree, please read the full job description and consider joining our team. This newly created part-time assistant librarian position will be scheduled an average of 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
This part-time position earns $16.48 per hour and earns retirement, vacation, sick and holiday benefits. Relevant experience may be considered.
Customer Service Manager
The Barrington Area Library seeks a full-time Customer Service Manager with exemplary communication and problem-solving skills. This newly-created position requires supervisory and training expertise, innovative thinking to improve workflow and enhance customer experiences, as well as responsiveness and diplomacy to work through a wide range of staff and public concerns.
This position is full-time, exempt status, with a salary range of $38,910 - $58,367. Relevant experience may be considered. This is an IMRF qualified position and earns vacation, sick and holiday benefits.
Building Services Manager
The Barrington Area Library seeks a Building Services Manager with exemplary problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. This position requires flexibility, as appropriate candidates must be available during both standard operating hours and on-call, in the event of emergencies and other unusual circumstances.
This position includes rotating work hours during days, evening and weekend shifts. A successful candidate will have specialized training in skilled trades and computerized HVAC systems. Additionally, the Building Services Manager will lead a team of employees and routinely respond to internal and external customer needs with diplomacy.
This position is full-time, exempt status, with a salary range of $42,822 - $64,233. Relevant experience may be considered. This is an IMRF qualified position and earns vacation, sick and holiday benefits.
Adult Services Librarian
The Barrington Area Library is renovating into a 21st century library. We are seeking an Adult Services Librarian with a passion for serving people within the dynamic, exciting, learning-centered environment we provide for our patrons.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative librarian, who is dedicated to providing exemplary customer service, using and exploring the latest technology, and serving our community. If you have an MLS degree and are interested in a job with a wide variety of responsibilities, please read the full job description and consider joining our team.
Flexibility in scheduling is a must. Starting full-time salary is $42,822: however, relevant experience may be considered. This position is classified as Exempt and earns vacation, sick and holiday benefits.
The Barrington Area Library is looking for energetic and friendly people to sort and shelve library materials. We have 4 year-round positions available averaging 12-19 hours per week. Hourly salary is $8.53.
Possible shifts include:
• mornings (8:30 – 12:30)
• afternoons (1:00 – 5:00)
• late afternoons (3:00 – 7:00)
• evenings (5:00 – 9:00)
• Saturdays and/or Sundays (8:30 – 12:30 or 1:00 – 5:00)
• Ability to pass our pre-screening test with 70% accuracy or above
• Ability to read 8-point font print
• Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights and push heavy carts throughout your work shift
• Minimum age requirement is 16 years old
• Willingness to commit to flexible work shifts that include days, evening and weekends
• Previous work or volunteer experience that demonstrates attention to detail and good interpersonal skills
Volunteer opportunities at the library
The Barrington Area Library is currently in need of volunteers for special projects. Accepted volunteers will be required to work independently (after initial training) and commit to a minimum 6 month time period (or until completion of the assigned project). These positions require dedication and great attention to detail and each has a unique skill set involved. Read the various descriptions below and fill out the online application if you are interested in being part of our volunteer team.
Please be aware of the following important items:
- All accepted volunteers age 18 and older are required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check prior to starting volunteer work.
- Volunteers are not paid positions and are not a promise for paid positions.
- The Barrington Area Library does not accept volunteers for community service hours, under the age of 16 or for special needs cases due to the independent nature of the projects.
NEW: High School Volunteer
Got a passion for making DIY projects, designing your own cool stuff, or jumping in and learning the newest technology?
The Barrington Area Library is putting together a makerspace and maker programs for the community. We need high school age volunteers to help us brainstorm and test these projects. The projects will range from simple, hands-on crafts to high tech applications. Specific skills are not required – we really need people who like to experiment, tinker, and create. Your feedback and ideas will help us bring exciting, creative programs to our community. You won’t need to put in a lot of hours, but we hope you can make a commitment to 1-2 hours, every other week. Interested? Fill out the online application and email it to email@example.com.
More volunteer options:
Homebound Program Volunteer (read description, fill out application)
Local History Volunteers
Adult Services Local History Volunteer (read description, fill out application)