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Teen Department Head, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

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 of approximately 200,000 items.

Duties include:  Overseeing all aspects of the Teen Department including: staff and volunteer scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating; developing policies and procedures for Teen services in accordance with City, Library, ALA and MLN policy; Children’s, Circulation, AV & Reference service provision; securing diverse and exciting enrichment programs for teen patrons; analytic collection development, acquisition and planning; statistical and budget report production; collaborating with other library departments; participating on management team for overall planning and coordination of library services.

35 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, year-round.


Master’s Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience, preferably with Teens and with at least one year in a supervisory role; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; excellent management, communication, and organizational abilities; superior customer service skills; strong desire and comfort in working with teens, families, schools and other teen-oriented agencies; confidence in all matters of technology including experience with social media; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public with wide ranging needs in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure, including handling emergencies; extreme creativity; stellar problem solving; demonstrated commitment to public service and staff development.  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: Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Starting salary: $71,873 Excellent benefits.

Closing Date

August 23, 2019

How to Apply

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

·            Completed City of Waltham employment application

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·            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#2020-20   Posted    7/22/2019


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