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Children's Librarian/Assistant Director, Bacon Free Library (Natick)

Do you enjoy working with children? The Bacon Free Library offers over 200 children’s programs annually on its beautiful grounds and in its historic building. The Library has a staff of 6 PT employees and a FT director and is open 45 hours per week. This is a 32 hour/week benefited position. The Children’s Librarian also serves as the Assistant Director of the library.

As Head of Children’s Services, the ideal candidate will evaluate, select and maintain library materials for children which reflect a variety of diversified cultural and educational interests with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. They will partner with Morse Institute Library staff to develop, provide and promote children’s programs and services to the Natick community. They will also provide community outreach services and serve as liaison for community organizations, town departments, and local businesses who work with or provide services to children of all ages. 

As the Assistant Director, they will assist the Director in performing professional and administrative work including, but not limited to, scheduling, payroll and the payment of invoices; help to manage all activities and services of the Library and assume responsibility for the library in the absence of the Library Director. They will oversee all public relations, promotional and publicity efforts for all media outlets for children’s library services through press releases, outreach services, website, social media, printed brochures and fliers as well as overseeing maintenance and development of the library website using WordPress.

The candidate will demonstrate a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology in the library profession through professional development and will be expected to perform circulation duties such as patron registration, checking books in and out, and placing reserves as well as assisting patrons with problems on computers, printers and devices.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Two years of supervisory experience in children’s services, including book selection and programming is strongly recommended. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.                  

This position is a Grade 2 of the Personnel Board Pay Plan. The starting pay is $29.00/hour plus benefits. Hours will include some evening and weekend hours.

The position will remain open until filled. 

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@natickma.org . Candidates will be contacted for an interview if the qualifications are met. References will be requested at the time of an interview.

 EOE

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Two years of supervisory experience in children’s services, including book selection and programming is strongly recommended. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.      

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$29.00  / hour

Closing Date

Open until filled.

How to Apply

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@natickma.org . Candidates will be contacted for an interview if the qualifications are met. References will be requested at the time of an interview.

Posted

2022-09-06 |  Quick link to this job