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Senior Library Assistant, Youth Services - Part Time, Newton Free Library (Newton)

Newton Free Library is seeking an energetic, customer service-oriented person to join our Youth Services team to provide excellent patron service and contribute to a variety of programs and projects that make our library special to many children, families, tweens and teens. Our Youth Services Dept, one of the busiest in Massachusetts, is composed of a children's room and a tween/teen room, serving birth to age 18 and their caregivers and educators. We deliver a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton community, with nearly 38,000 program attendees last year.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who thrives in an ever-changing fast-paced environment. Assist patrons at our busy children’s circulation desk and in our teen and tween area. Candidates must enjoy working with children and families and possess excellent customer service and communication skills, strong organizational skills, have the ability to pay attention to detail, and easily prioritize tasks.

10-12 hours during the week, including one evening until 9, and participation in Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (1-5pm) rotation. 


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and up to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Requires good communication skills, positive attitude, the ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently, and to interact effectively and tactfully with general public.  Must be able to regularly lift, reach, and push 40 lbs.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.09  / hour

Salary Notes

Time and a half on Sundays

Closing Date


How to Apply

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Jill E. Mercurio, Library Director, using the City of Newton’s online application process at


2022-03-17 |  Quick link to this job