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Weekend and Evening Supervisor, Salem State University, Salem, MA

The Frederick E. Berry Library at Salem State University is seeking a part-time Weekend and Evening Supervisor. This individual will possess a high level of customer service skills and the ability to supervise student employees and the library facility.  They will be responsible for the opening and closing of the library in the absence of full-time staff. Average hours per week are 17 to 22, depending upon the time of the year.

Duties will include:

  • Opening and closing the library in the absence of other staff members.
  • Supervising student employees, assigning tasks, and aiding in training of student employees.
  • Circulating library materials in and out, registering new patrons, and other functions using online library system.
  • Answering patron informational and directional questions in person and via phone; directing patrons to appropriate resource areas.
  • Sorting returned materials, preparing book trucks for shelving, shelving of library materials.
  • Mending of library materials; filing and other clerical duties; reading and revising of book stacks.
  • Aiding in preparation of materials for Course Reserves and circulating reserves materials.
  • Assisting in collecting statistical information.
  • Responsible for resolving customer service issues and reporting security concerns
  • May liaison with Campus Police to maintain security of the facility during evening and weekend hours
  • Occasional expectation to work during inclement weather.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in positions that require attention to detail and excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and responsible, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal politely and tactfully with students, staff, faculty, and public patrons.
  • Ability to develop the skills required to supervise student employees.
  • Experience and facility with online systems.
  • Must be flexible in scheduling, especially near exam time.
  • Weekend and evening availability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in libraries, bookstores, or retail establishments a plus.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please send resume and cover letter to Thomas Neenan, tneenan@salemstate.edu
  • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants
  • Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

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