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Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Date of Notice: 8/6/2018                                             


Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the fall semester to assist in active Children's Room. Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of youth library services including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the library organized, and assisting children and families with circulation and readers advisory. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our large and creative youth services staff!


Our Youth Service Department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts and we deliver a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton community, with 35,031 children's program attendees in FY2017. We just launched a new teen and tween space this summer and we are in the early stages of re-imagining our Children's Room to meet needs of the community for generations to come!

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, willing to assist with programming, and ambitious.


Hours: Flexible schedule; up to 19 hours per week. Morning hours (for storytime coverage!) preferred and some Saturdays and Sundays.


Compensation: $11.28 hourly


Qualifications: Enrolled in a library science graduate program is preferred, enjoy working with children and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to by the close of business on August 17, 2018.


The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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