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Library Assistant/Technology Specialist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library -Part-time

Library Assistant II - Technology 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 computers, networks, hardware & software. Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; excellent 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: Assisting the Head of Technology with software updates and hardware maintenance; Participating in educational technology and maker programming for the community; Helping library patrons research and locate materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general desk duties as assigned.


Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress and app creation.


19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/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 23, 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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