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Resource Center Assistant, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP), a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center.

We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. Additional tasks may include database cleanup, link-checking, and software application testing.  This will be a job-sharing position with another Resource Center Assistant working Mon, Tue and Thu.  Training will be provided.

Job title: Resource Center Assistance

Reports to: Resource Center Manager

Hours, Non-exempt/part time, 10-16 hours per week, working on Wednesdays and Fridays

Compensation: $12-17/hour based on experience

Essential qualifications:

  • Good computer and Internet skills
  • Knowledge of basic MS Excel functions and experience using Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for organization and recordkeeping
  • Willingness to perform repetitive tasks, including manual compilation of book/disc training modules
  • Experience working in a professional office setting
  • Ability to move boxes of books, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.  Ability to stand on step-stool to shelve books.
  • Strong customer service skills in personal, phone and email communications

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in library circulation, technical services, or a similar position is desirable.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates studying for a career in library science.

Minimum education:

High school diploma or GED

What we can offer you:

  • Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.
  • A flexible schedule - you can work between 5-8 hours on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Possibility of paid conference attendance.
  • Perfect for a student or recent graduate.

To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Cara Marcus, Resource Center Manager, Position open until filled.

For more information about National RTAP, visit We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.


National RTAP does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

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