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After School Mentor

Oak Park Public Library is seeking fun, friendly, patient individuals to serve as After School Mentors during our busy after school hours. Mentors will supervise and serve as role models to younger library patrons (aged approximately 10-14) in the Children’s Dept.

In addition to general supervision/interaction, mentors will lead younger patrons in games, crafts, and other activities, while ensuring that library rules are followed. College students in recreation, education, or related field preferred. High school upperclassman with the appropriate skills and experience will be considered.  Experience as a camp counselor or tutor to tweens highly preferred.

Duties/Needed Skills:

  • Must understand and enjoy middle school-aged kids, and be able to empathize with them.
  • Must possess basic knowledge of a variety of age appropriate activities or skills applicable to assignment.
  • Prepared to lead games or craft projects.
  • Understand, communicate, and assist in making sure kids are following library rules, being respectful to the space and to other patrons.
  • Occasionally assist staff with scheduled events and programs.
  • Assist in keeping departmental supplies, equipment, and space clean and organized.

This position is a temporary/seasonal position up to 10 hours per week which pays $10.50 per hour. Schedule is 2 -3 weekdays from 3:30-6:30 pm. Occasional week-end shift. Download the application now. Please complete and return to Jennifer Norborg, Assistant Manager of Children’s Services or email a cover letter and resume to employment@oppl.org no later than Monday, February February 20, 2017.


The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resumes with a cover letter may be sent to employment@oppl.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

Applications for employment can be returned to any library location. Applications will be retained for six months and are reviewed when the Library has an open position.