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Evening Library and Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Founded in 1933, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) is a vibrant educational and professional community of psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic therapists, interdisciplinary scholars, and others who are curious about the field of psychoanalysis. From the beginning, BPSI has been devoted to:

excellence in training and education,
a commitment to open, honest exchange of ideas,
meeting the continuing education and professional needs of our Members,
outreach to engage analysts from around the world, and
support and outreach for the greater community.

BPSI welcomes anyone interested in the study and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and the ongoing applications of psychoanalysis in the community, medicine, and the arts. By consistently providing high-level post-graduate education, multidisciplinary programs and intensive clinical experience – in an engaging professional environment – BPSI fosters the development of highly specialized, trained and compassionate practitioners and teachers and a better understanding of analysis in the community. BPSI graduates are some of the most exceptional in their field.

Evening Library & Program Assistant – 15-20 hours/week

Purpose / Role:  The Evening Program Assistant will be responsible for BPSI building security and management during BPSI’s evening programming, providing overall security, program, educational and library support. An ideal candidate would have knowledge of library systems as well as experience with A/V and excellent customer service skills. 

Between 15-20 hours/week, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, roughly 4:00-10:00pm, with monthly or other occasional Saturday shifts.  

The Evening Program Assistant will have primary responsibility for:

Evening management and support of BPSI programs. Primary responsibility for evening building access and security, greeting and assisting visitors to BPSI’s Library, evening events/programs, classes, and meetings, providing hospitality, A/V, and educational assistance. Participate in planning, facilitating and carrying out activities necessary to ensure the successful outcome of BPSI events. 


Without compromising security responsibilities, serve as evening library assistant: Assist library patrons check books in/out in library catalog, re-shelve books, and provide library support as needed (training provided).  Assist members and visitors with various library inquiries. Collect copying, scanning, and other library services fees while keeping record of article requests and payments.

Continuing Education

Prepare and maintain attendance books for all educational programs. Assist in the timely preparation, distribution, receipt, and record keeping of class evaluations. Assist the administrative staff with the creation of continuing education certificates. Assist Director of Continuing Education process accurate and timely completion of CE applications and reaccreditations as needed.

Web Team

Collaborate with Librarian and Web staff by assisting with accurate and up to date content postings to the BPSI website, including committee and event calendars. Assist in the updating and maintenance of BPSI’s social media accounts including the recommendation and vetting of new and appropriate content.

Off the Couch

Serve as the primary liaison between the Coolidge Corner Theater and BPSI for its monthly “Off the Couch” program.

Accrued vacation time of up to 15 days.

Entry level

2-year degree


Full/Part Time

Part Time


Closing Date

How to Apply

Please forward resume and letter of interest to Carole Nathan ( or mail to BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre MA 02459. No phone calls, please.


2018-02-08 |  Quick link to this job