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Circulation Assistant

Is the library your happy place? Here's your chance to work at the friendliest library in Illinois! The Fremont Public Library is seeking a flexible and enthusiastic person with excellent customer service skills to join our Circulation Department. Primary duties include checking out materials and answering the phone, checking items in, issuing library cards, processing payments and following all library policies and procedures. This is a physical job requiring repetitive bending, stooping, standing and lifting. Click here for the full job description.

To be successful you will:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Display an outgoing, friendly personality; previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, pitching in when and where needed.
  • Communicate well in both oral and written English; Spanish-speaking a plus.
  • Have a working knowledge of computers.
  • Be able to operate a cash register and credit card machine.
  • Be physically capable of the work required (see job description).

Work Schedule: 16 hours/week - we are looking for someone with a flexible schedule with weekend and evening availability.

Wage: $12.00 per hour. No other benefits.

Apply in person at the Checkout Desk or click here for an application and turn it in at the Checkout Desk or email it to kbolton@fremontlibrary.org. The application is also available from the Checkout Desk.

No phone calls, please.

 

Shelver

Do you like keeping things organized? Are you happiest when surrounded by books? We have a job for you! The Fremont Public Library has an opening for a new shelver in our Circulation Department. Primary duties include shelving and straightening materials. This is a physical job requiring repetitive bending, stooping, standing and lifting. This is a perfect job for a high school student!

To be successful you will:

  • Meet the minimum age requirements under State and Federal regulations.
  • Be fluent in English and able to speak with fellow co-workers and patrons and be able to receive instruction and questions from patrons.
  • Present a positive attitude towards patrons as well as co-workers.
  • Be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Be able to work independently and efficiently.
  • Be able to alphabetize beyond 3 letters and arrange numerically according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Physical Requirements:

All following duties are repetitive and constant during the 2- to 3-hour work shift:

  • Standing & walking with very little to no sitting involved.
  • Bending, stooping and twisting to retrieve and place objects from place to place.
  • Grasping using the entire hand and arm strength to carry & place objects.
  • Reaching above shoulder to place, shift, and retrieve materials on high shelves.
  • Light lifting and carrying: raising and/or moving objects between 5-25 pounds.
  • Pushing/pulling a cart on wheels weighing as much as 100 pounds.
  • Repetitive motion of hands, arms, legs, and torso.
  • Visual: able to detect color coding of materials.

Work Schedule: 12 hours per week = 4 shifts of 3 hours each

Wage: $9.25 per hour. This wage will increase along with the minimum wage of Illinois. No other benefits.

Apply in person at the Checkout Desk or click here for an application and turn it in at the Checkout Desk or email it to kbolton@fremontlibrary.org. The application is also available from the Checkout Desk.

No phone calls, please.

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