Job Title:

Seasonal Summer Assistant

Job Classification:



Adult Services - Teen

Job #:




Position Type:

20 hours per week

Level/Salary Range:


Date Posted:

March 3, 2017

HR Contact:

Leslie Ellsworth

Application Deadline:





Position starts May 22, 2017 & Ends August 11, 2017

Monday 1 - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 10:15 - 4:15 pm

Wednesday 10:15 - 1:15 pm

Thursday 10:15 - 1:15 pm

Friday 10:30 - 4:00 pm

No weekend hours

Application Accepted By:

Fax or E-mail:

(913) 971-6839 or

Online application

Subject Line:

Attention: HR Department/Assistant II


Leslie Ellsworth

Olathe Public Library

201 E. Park St.

Olathe, KS 66061

Job Description


Olathe Public Library seeks an enthusiastic individual to assist with library program activities that serve youth 1-18.

Role and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Work as a team member with other staff and volunteers to provide a continuum of library service to the public.
  • Maintain effective courteous working relationships with all library customers.
  • Participates in library staff meetings and training directly related to their area of responsibility. 
  • Knows and enforces library policies in area of responsibility.
  • Provides clerical assistance as needed within assigned department.
  • Duties as assigned.

Specific Duties:

Assist with the lunch program that is held Monday through Friday.

  • Assists in executing programs for children and teens.
  • Participates in staff meetings and training directly related to area of responsibility.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Position requires some flexibility in hours during the week to assist with programming.

Physical Requirements:

Work involves bending, reaching, lifting up to 40 lbs., pushing and maneuvering book carts filled with library materials, walking and other limited physical activities. Regular contact is made with employees, volunteers and the general public. 

Education and Experience:

Must be 18 years or older and have high school diploma/GED with a minimum of 1 year experience working with school age youth.

Supplemental Information

Required to pass a background check.

Preferred Skills

Customer service oriented.  Should be a quick learner with good organizational skills.  Able to work in a team environment and to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced public service setting.  Strong interpersonal communication skills as well as effective oral and written skills.  Must have excellent communication skills with both adults and teens.  Strong desire to provide friendly, quality services to the public.  Aptitude for detail work.  Must enjoy working with children and teens.


Teen Services Supervisor

Last Updated By:

Leslie Ellsworth