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Library Assistant II - Specialist - Children's Department, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

Helping children and families locate materials and information, providing story hours for pre-school children, answering telephones, checking items in and out, delivering materials to day care centers, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Children’s desk duties as assigned.

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits


Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with children and families, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off no health or retirement benefits

Closing Date

February 8, 2019

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

·            Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( )

·            Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

·            Resume

·            Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer                

Req#2019-86    Posted 1/10/2019


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