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Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, & ESOL Assistant, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant

Dedham Public Library

The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering phenomenal customer service. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and friendly person to join our team.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant reports directly to the Library Director and UX and Access Manager, and Circulation and Collections Manager. 

This position is responsible for:

  • Supporting family literacy, adult literacy, conversational English tutoring, and the library's ESOL programs
  • Community outreach and services
  • Provide direct service to the public assisting with circulation, library programming, reference, and special projects as needed.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant will work closely with all members of the Library team to develop programming and serve the public.

Background desired:

  • Extensive demonstrated work experience with low literacy and/or ESOL learners
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Bilingual/Bicultural
  • Familiarity with public schools
  • Knowledge of GED/HiSET and/or ACCUPLACER tests.
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Bonus points for:

  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • MLS degree, 3-5 years' experience in libraries
  • Strong Microsoft Office and social media skills

Full/Part Time

Part Time


Pay Range starts at $19.95/hr. Part-time position which includes evenings and weekends

How to Apply

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and desired salary to Miriam Johnson, HR Director at

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