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Children’s Librarian, McArthur Library, Biddeford, ME


McArthur Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Children’s Librarian (37.5 hours/week). Biddeford continues to re-invent itself and the community is thriving currently, with new businesses and new faces in the library on a regular basis. There are so many opportunities for outreach and community liaison – this is a key part of this role. Come join our team during an exciting time of growth in our community’s history.
The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, a natural affinity with our young patrons, a great sense of humor, boundless energy and ambition, be detail-oriented, tech savvy, and able to work in a busy, fast-paced environment.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Masters Degree in Library Science or equivalent. Candidates must have at least 1 year of previous supervisory experience (ideally in a similar setting), and will ideally have 3 or more years of similar experience in a public or school library.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Supervising and leading a talented team of Children’s Library Assistants;
  • Effectively advocating for children in both the library and the wider community and school district;
  • Providing direct services in the children’s room to children, families, and caregivers;
  • Collection development and purchasing for our children’s collection, and management of the children’s library space;
  • Coordinating all children’s programming and outreach, working in collaboration with the Children’s Services team and other McArthur Library team members; 
  • Performing as a member of core Library Leadership team.

This full-time exempt position includes benefits, and the pay range begins at $25.00/hour and will scale up, depending on previous experience.  The schedule will include at least one evening per week and rotating Saturdays.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and interviews will begin immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Cabral, Director at [email protected].

To see a full position description, visit our Vacancies page.