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Children's Library Assistant, Medfield Memorial Public Library (Medfield)

Medfield, an idyllic suburb of Boston, has an immediate opening for a Children’s Library Assistant in a busy and thriving Children’s Department. Currently we are focusing on virtual programs and curbside services, although we will be working on transitioning back to in-person services over the summer. We are seeking a friendly candidate who is passionate about children's literacy and is excited to join our collaborative team!

The Children’s Library Assistant provides friendly and efficient service to patrons of all ages in the Children’s Department and collaborates with the Children’s Library team.  The Children’s Library Assistant is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her/their direction and control.  Performs all other related duties as required to include: plan and present programs for children and caregivers; recommend books of interest to patrons as well as items from the Toys and Games collection; oversee department in the absence of the Children’s Librarian; occasionally oversee the work of Library Pages and volunteers.

This is an approximately 15 hour/week, non-benefited position. Hours will include working at least one Saturday a month under our current operating hours and will include Sunday shifts, 2 – 5 pm, with a Sunday differential, when we return to our normal operating hours. For information on the library’s current hours, please visit


Associate’s Degree preferred.  This position will have a primary focus on planning and presenting excellent, interactive, educational, and creative virtual programming for children and caregivers, to transition to in-person children's programming, likely 2022. The ideal candidate will have experience developing lesson plans in a school or a library setting.  Background in services for children strongly preferred.  Clerical or library clerical experience preferred.  Shift or team leader experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively with children and caregivers. Ability to perform routine clerical and record-keeping tasks repetitively and efficiently.  Ability to learn and use computerized library catalog systems and related equipment.  Ability to operate standard office equipment.  Ability to maintain reliable attendance and a regular schedule.

Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Basic computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Experience or interest in children’s programming to include creative displays and crafts.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.86 per hour with annual step increases

Closing Date

June 13, 2021

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Bernadette Foley at


2021-05-24 |  Quick link to this job