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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

We want to delight our users. So we expect the best from everyone. Read more about our culture.

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please download our job application here.

Job Opportunities

Library Director  

Are you an innovative and strategic leader with top-notch communication skills?  Are you excited about the evolving role of modern public libraries?  The River Forest Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Director to lead and empower a dedicated staff known for its customer service excellence and for creating a friendly, welcoming environment.  You’ll be leading an excellent library as it moves to the next level.

About Us:

The River Forest Public Library is located in River Forest, Illinois (population 11,172), a near-west suburb of Chicago easily accessible by public transportation.  We utilize an approximately $1.4 million budget to offer a wide range of collections, services, and programs for all ages.  With annual circulation over 200,000, the library is highly regarded by our engaged community, more than 70% of whom hold current library cards.

How You’ll Serve Our Library:

What We Require:

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary.  Our comprehensive benefits plan includes employee health, dental, generous paid time off and participation in the IMRF retirement plan.

Interviews:  Virtual and Onsite

Job Location:  Onsite

How to apply:

If you desire a high-impact role with an excellent team and an engaged community, the River Forest Public Library may be the place for you.  For consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Library occasionally has volunteer opportunities. To apply, please download the general interest volunteer general interest volunteer form (pdf).