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(Part-Time) Library Assistant II, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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 of 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: February 8, 2019


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


  The Waltham Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.               


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