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Teen Services Assistant (Part-Time), Darien Library, CT


Darien Library seeks a friendly, curious, and motivated candidate to work in the Tween & Teen Services department. In this position, the candidate will work one-on-one with youth in our Teen Lounge, assist the Teen Services Librarian with programs for teens, and provide patrons with reader advisory services. The successful candidate will have a passion for working with youth; the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, friendly environment; and embrace Darien Library’s “Kindness First” motto in both external and internal service.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Staff an active Teen Lounge.
  • Provides prompt, accurate, and friendly service to our Library patrons.
  • Performs a variety of public-facing duties including reader’s advisory, reference, and general wrangling of tweens and teens.
  • Participate in departmental tasks including the planning and implementing of Library programs, as well as assisting with Young Adult collection maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot technology, including computers and video game consoles.


  • An enjoyment and passion for working with youth.
  • Works well both independently and collaboratively as part of the Tween & Teen Services team.
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative, and follow through on tasks.
  • A love of books and reading and the ability to recommend books to Library patrons.
  • Knowledge of Young Adult books and pop culture trends and have confidence in sharing that knowledge with teen patrons and fellow staff members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Suite, Google Applications, and emerging digital technology.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Fluency in a language other than English is desirable.

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position of 3-6 hours per week including at least one weeknight per week (5 to 8 p.m.), plus one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.).

Salary is $18 to $27.50 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume by Friday, November 10, 2023 to Bree Marsden, HR Manager, at [email protected]. Please make your subject line Teen Services.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Darien Library observes and promotes a policy of equal employment opportunity for all. This means that the Darien Library recruits, hires, trains, and promotes all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, physical disability or any other improper or illegal criteria. All employment decisions are based on legitimate employment-related criteria such as, skills, abilities, attitude and contribution to the Darien Library so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.


Tween & Teen Services

Application Start Date

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Application Deadline

Friday, November 10, 2023

Open Until Filled


How to Apply:

Apply To: [email protected]

Please see the full job posting for additional details. Apply by Friday, November 10, 2023.