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Upper School Library Assistant, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Date available: Fall 2019

Contact Information:
Questions about this position should be emailed to: - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)

Job Summary:
BB&N is seeking a part-time/hourly Library Assistant. The Library Assistant assists with front desk circulation, shelving, helping patrons locate books, implementing library policies, special projects, and providing library coverage. The Library Assistant also provides clerical and administrative support, including new book processing and copy cataloging; book repairs; collection inventory; and weeding. The Library Assistant is considered an integral part of the three-person library team, which includes two Co-Directors. This is a part-time academic year position of 20 hours per week in the Upper School Library. The schedule will be from 1-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883.  Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N's mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

Skills and Competencies:
The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and some experience working in a high school library and/or working with 14-18 year-olds. Additionally, the successful candidate will be patient, flexible, professional, and dependable, as well as have strong multi-tasking and self-starter skills. The candidate should be comfortable working in a bustling library environment that hosts up to 100 students during busy blocks. The Library Assistant will demonstrate solid competencies, including:

  • enjoyment working with students in an educational setting;
  • attention to detail;
  • computer skills;
  • the ability to work independently;
  • the ability to lift 20 pounds;
  • good organizational skills;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • high standards of professional conduct; and
  • a good sense of humor.

To Apply:  Please visit the employment opportunities page at or to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

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