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Children’s Assistant (Full-Time), Westfield Athenaeum, MA



An energetic and creative professional is needed for a lively Children’s Library. This is a full time
position with benefits, working 37.5 hours a week. The person in this position will work Tuesday
through Saturday (a flexible schedule is preferred since some hours may change due to staff
vacations). Duties include but are not limited to: circulation services, reference services, reader’s
advisory services, planning and presenting programming (in person and virtually) for our youngest
patrons from infants through fourth grade, which should include (but not limited to) story times, book
groups, STEM and STEAM programs, decorating bulletin boards, planning a monthly craft, helping
to plan the summer/winter reading club program, outreach to local schools, and other duties as


A Bachelor’s Degree is required, a Masters Degree in Library Science is preferred, two to four years
experience working with children in a public library setting, wide knowledge of children’s literature,
strong commitment to providing excellent customer service, PC and Internet skills, knowledge of
Google Suite, social media skills, time management skills, the ability to be a team player, creativity,
strong written and oral communication skills, flexibility, and enthusiasm. You must be able to multi-
task and use time efficiently.


$19.51  / hour

Closing Date

March 28,2022

How to Apply:

Anyone interested in this position should submit a cover letter, a resume, and references to Guy
McLain, Director, at [email protected].