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Library Assistant, Children's Department, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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Waltham Public Library - Children's Department

Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.


Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with children and families, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; good problem solving and computer skills. 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:  Helping children and families locate materials and information, providing story hours for pre-school children, answering telephones, checking items in and out, delivering materials to day care centers, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned.


Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software.


19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.


$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits


Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received in full by November 16, 2018


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

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

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

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