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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:  $36,629 to $49,227 in eleven steps               

Grade: S04, AFSCME, Local 3092


Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director                        

Posting: External


Date of Notice:                       10/4/2017                                                       



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 delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.


Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree and up to one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of library operations and the operation of equipment such as personal computers and computer software. We require good communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public as well as co-worker teams. Must be able to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently and also be able to regularly lift, reach, and push 40 lbs.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and weekend rotation required.


Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to by close of business on 10/13/2017.

 Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site. 

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