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After-School Mentor

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

In addition to providing general supervision and interaction, mentors will lead patrons ages 10-14 in games, crafts, and other activities, while ensuring that library rules of behavior are followed. Mentors are encouraged to bring their individual skills, strengths, and interests to this role.

This is a temporary, part-time position that pays $10.50 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week. Each After-School Mentor will work two to three weekday shifts from 3:30 to 6:30 pm for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year. Occasional weekend shifts are possible.


  • Assist in making sure kids are following library rules of behavior and being respectful to the space and to other patrons 
  • Assist Children’s Librarians with programming and other tasks
  • Lead games and activities and engage with participants 
  • Assist in keeping departmental supplies, equipment, and space clean and organized
  • Occasionally assist staff with scheduled events


  • Must have supervisory experience with kids ages 10-14
  • Must enjoy working with 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
  • Background in recreation, education, or related field is preferred
  • Experience as a camp counselor or tutor to tweens is preferred
  • High school upperclassmen with the appropriate skills and experience will be considered


Please email a brief cover letter and resume to employment@oppl.org, to the attention of Jennifer Norborg, Assistant Manager of Children’s Services, no later than Friday, September 29, 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.