Danville Public Library provides literacy and informational services to our community with friendly staff committed to excellent customer service.
We don’t just sit around reading books all day!
Many people apply at libraries because they love books and reading, and while that’s great — we want everyone to love books and reading — libraries need people persons who are organized and good with details.
We answer lots of questions, help library users find materials or access our computers, and plan and present programs for people of all ages. Some library staff update our library catalog records and label new items. Other folks keep our building, financial, and technology systems and procedures safe and working well.
All positions require some form of working with the public and most require a working familiarity with computers and common computer applications. Most positions require some sort of light lifting or pushing of carts of materials.
About half of our positions are part-time. All positions are year-round appointments and most require some evening and weekend work. Some internships or other temporary positions may become available from time to time.
To be considered for a library position:
- Fill out an application, making certain all information is filled out completely and legibly.
- Sign the application.
- Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail it to or drop it off in person at 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832; or fax it to 217-477-5230.
- Keep your contact information and hours of availability up-to-date.
Applications will remain in consideration for six months. You may submit a resume with your application, although it is not necessary unless designated in the specific position description.
To ask any questions about the application process, email email@example.com or call Human Resources at 217-477-5223, ext. 129.
Danville Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Benefits and Retirement Savings
Eligible library employees receive health, dental, vision, and ADD insurance; vacation, personal, and sick leave. Retirement savings are through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). (IMRF Employer Cost & Participation Information.) Other benefits may apply.
Benefits Offered Through IMRF
Duty to post information pertaining to benefits offered through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
Per 5 ILCS 120/7.3 (P.A. 097-0609), “within 6 business days after an employer participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund approves a budget, that employer must post on its website the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year [or]…post a physical copy of this information at the principal office of the employer…”
To view the compensation report, please visit the Administration Office on the second floor of the library during open library hours.
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Special Events Internship Program
The Special Events Internship Program is a seasonal, part-time (up to 25 hrs/wk as-needed), non-exempt internship that reports to the Library Director of Community Relations. Special Events Interns participate in Library special events such as Potterfest and represent the Library in community events such as the Labor Day Parade and Festival of Trees. Special Events Assistants may assist with performing, prop and set construction, special effects and/or other content creation. Schedules may be flexible and will vary based on assignment.
Residency requirement: Must live either in Danville or within 45 miles of Danville city limits.
Functions (including but not limited to):
· Assist Library staff with the creation of sets, props, costuming, makeup and sound for special events.
· May act as a character and/or guide during event.
· Participates in rehearsals as needed.
· May help in the design process.
Planned Programs Dates*:
· First Friday’s Events in Downtown Danville
· Twilight: A Night in Forks (Late February/ Early March)
· Spring Break Movie Showings (March)
*Additional dates for rehearsals, construction and/or additional events will decided up on at later dates.
· Experience in high school and/or community theatre, enrollment in a theatre/performing arts program and/or College degree in theatre/performing arts
· Minimum age requirement: 16 years old.
· Must have skills or experience in acting, improv, costuming, props, sound and/or stage sets or be willing to learn.
· Availability on event dates.
· Must have excellent customer service skills, be adaptable to changing situations/environments and display consistent willingness to assist staff.
· Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs., bend, stoop, reach, and push.
Compensation: Hourly position; $13.00/hour, up to 25 hrs/wk on an as-needed basis.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.