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Library Assistant II - Substitute, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

The Waltham Public Library is seeking friendly, adaptive, enthusiastic, service-oriented individuals to help serve a diverse, urban community within a busy library setting. We're looking for someone who is self-motivated, cares about accuracy, and can handle stressful situations with grace and good humor. Customer service experience is highly valued.

Duties may include:  Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, processing daily deliveries and other general circulation desk duties as assigned. 

On a per-diem/on-call basis – to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$26.20 per hour – no benefits


Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with the general public, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good problem solving and computer skills. Superior customer service abilities.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check is required. Full description available at Human Resources Department. 

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software; MS Office and Google workspace.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$26.20  / hour

Salary Notes

per-diem/on-call basis – to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

Closing Date

August 19, 2022

How to Apply

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

·               Completed City of Waltham employment application. Please reference Req#2023-05.

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·               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#2023-05  Posted 7/20/2022


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