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Junior Library Assistant (Per Diem Substitute), Hopkinton Public Library (Hopkinton)

The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of public service for Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistants for its recently renovated and grand Public Library.

The Town of Hopkinton is committed to equal opportunity, encourages diversity and inclusion and believes that a positive culture of inclusion in Town governance contributes to the Town’s overall qualities as a great place to live and work. We welcome all to apply.

Hiring Salary: $13.50 hourly

Hours: Varied as this position primarily provides coverage in absence of regularly scheduled staff. Hopkinton Public Library is currently open on weekdays only, including two evenings. Post-COVID, hours will expand to include additional evenings as well as Saturdays and Sundays. Substitutes may be called upon to work during any of the library open hours.

The Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and Children's, Circulation, or Young Adult desks to provide a high level of customer service to library patrons. Duties include checking library materials in and out; collecting overdue and lost item fines; assisting patrons with placing holds and reserving museum passes; providing assistance to patrons in locating materials; assisting patrons with printing, copying, and faxing; working to resolve patron account related issues; answering phone inquiries; monitoring groups using the library's event rooms; and reinforcing library policies as needed. As normal library hours resume, this position will also participate in the regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 4 weeks) as well as a Sunday rotation (4.5 hours, frequency to be determined) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.


Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to handle office equipment such as a copier.
Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.
High School Equivalency preferred. 
More than 1 years experience at a library circulation desk preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$13.50 hourly

Closing Date

4:00 pm, Thursday, April 29, 2021

How to Apply

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (available from the Town's job posting at, cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 29, 2021 to Individuals who may need an accommodation in order to participate in the process should contact HR. Applications will also be accepted via drop off or mail to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. There is a drop box in the front of Hopkinton Town Hall. 


2021-04-07 |  Quick link to this job