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

Department: Library Location: 330 Homer Street
Salary Range: $18.09/hour; Sunday time and a half Grade: PT, Non-Union
Department Head: Jill E. Mercurio, Director
Closing Date: Open until filled

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 the 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 deliveries 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.

Hours: 5-10 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm
(Sundays are paid at time and a half).

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

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
The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.