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Assistant Positions, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Center for the Book seeks applications from Simmons LIS students to fill two positions for the Spring term. Each is for 10 hours per week position, compensated at $15 per hour. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Employment will begin as soon as possible or, at latest, at the beginning of the Spring academic term.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSISTANT. The assistant will participate in the planning and execution of public programs of the Center, including the annual Massachusetts Book Awards and Letters About Literature initiatives. S/he also will manage the statewide calendar of events and investigate further development of this service for Massachusetts libraries.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES/CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSISTANT. The assistant will develop new online trails and tours in cooperation with Center staff and/or libraries throughout Massachusetts. S/he also will create a compelling and seamless link between the Center website and its trails/tours app (Mass Book Trails), and evaluate current and future features at/for the Center website.

Both candidates should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite so that administrative tasks can be completely efficiently and effectively. WordPress familiarity is essential in both positions. The Center is looking for self-starters who can work independently but who will seek advice and guidance so as to ensure that  the Center's priorities and goals are forwarded in all they do.

The two assistants will share office space/computers in Palace Road and will, from time to time, assist one another as deadlines loom. Each will report to the Executive Director of the Center and may, in addition, be overseen by other Center staff. Team players with flexibility and good humor are highly desired.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book is chartered as the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming to advance the cause of books and reading and to enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries. You can read more about it at

Interested candidates should forward a resume (include three references) and cover letter to Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Center for the Book, indicating which position is sought:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews (in person or virtual) will be offered on a rolling basis as well.

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