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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.


Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.


Duties include: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone.  Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.


Preferred: Archives experience or concentration; Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.


19 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.


Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits


Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018


Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

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