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Children's Library Intern, Boston Athenaeum (Boston)

The Boston Athenæum seeks a personable and reliable intern for the Children’s Library who will play an important role in providing and maintaining services offered to children. Reporting to the Head of Reader Services (and eventually the Children’s Librarian), the intern will help plan and prepare story times and other programs (online and in-person), keep the library organized, and interact with library members and the public.    

Hours: 15 hours per week, Tuesdays, 10AM-2PM; Thursdays, 10AM-2PM; and Saturdays, 9AM-5PM with occasional changes to the schedule

Compensation: $14 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure. 


§  Shelve and maintain order of books

§  Assist in planning and presenting story times (online and in-person) and craft projects

§  Provide reference services

§  Create readers’ advisory materials

§  Assist with children’s events

§  Select new picture books for acquisition

§  Update Voyager Cataloging System with new books and remove old “new” books

§  Greet and assist patrons with reader advisory services and information on the Boston Athenaeum – its history and artwork within the Children’s Library

§  Performs all other duties as assigned 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) and resume to Mary Warnement via e-mail at: 


Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
Must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library science graduate program.
Must be comfortable speaking in public.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Must be able to lift and move 40 pounds.
Completion of reference course preferred.
Experience with OCLC resource sharing preferred.
Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.

Full/Part Time






Closing Date

July 1

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) and resume to Mary Warnement via e-mail at: 

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Boston Athenæum is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity,and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Manager, Christopher Boudrot, at 617-720-7642 or  


2021-05-20 |  Quick link to this job