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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note that this will be 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)


This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,800 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.


The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.


Essential Elements of the Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Identify and select new items for the collection

  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading


Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule


  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves


Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)


Salary: $12/hr


To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and availability via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Intern Application in the subject line.


Application Deadline: March 20

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