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Senior Library Assistant (Part-Time), Newton Free Library, MA


The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service-oriented person to join our collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions. Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgment in prioritizing tasks.

Weekday work schedule can accommodate class times and change each semester.

Hours: 5-10 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds. Preference given to candidates fluent in a second language, particularly Russian, Chinese or Spanish.

Salary Range: $18.09/hour; Sunday time and a half

Department Head: Jill E. Mercurio, Director

Location: 330 Homer Street

Grade: PT, Non-Union

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Jill E. Mercurio, Library Director, using the City of Newton’s online application process at