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Senior Library Assistant, Hopkinton Public Library, (Hopkinton, MA)


The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Senior Library Assistant (19 hours/week or less) with enthusiasm and a love of public service for its recently renovated and grand public library.

The Town of Hopkinton is committed to equal opportunity, encourages diversity and inclusion, and believes that a positive culture of inclusion in Town governance contributes to the Town’s overall qualities as a great place to live and work. We welcome all to apply.

 Would you find fulfillment in making a difference for a highly engaged community 

that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

Do you want to be a part of Team Hopkinton that embraces, fosters, and 

celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging?

If so, Hopkinton could be the vibrant, growing community and library for you!

Senior Library Assistant

Hourly rate: $22.26

Hours: 19 hours per week or less; hours include evenings and a rotating weekend schedule.  

Staff may also be asked to cover available shifts that substitutes are unable to take.

The Senior Library Assistant performs more complex administrative and clerical work in support of the daily operations of the Library while providing customer service to patrons; requires tact and discretion working in a flexible work environment


High School equivalency and three (3) or more years of relevant customer service experience within a public library system, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Associate’s Degree or some additional library coursework preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: 

  • Knowledge of customer service best practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences including public officials and the general public.
  • Ability to learn computer operations and related library databases; ability to troubleshoot computers and other library equipment.
  • Knowledge of public library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and other library-related software preferred.
  • Knowledge of reference sources, principles of circulation, research, automated library systems, and other library-related software preferred.

How to Apply

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Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the following required documents: Application for Employment, attached, cover letter, and resume no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 23, 2023, to [email protected]. Individuals who may need an accommodation in order to participate in the process are welcome and should contact HR. Applications will also be accepted via drop off or mailed to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.