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Library Assistant II – Children’s Specialist, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

The Waltham Public Library wants to be the best public library in the world and that’s what sets us apart when we’re adding to our team. Waltham is a diverse city with a mixed socio-economic group of about 65,000 residents. We have a growing population of families with young children, 12% of our population are teens and 40% of our residents speak a language other than English at home.  We’re seeking a friendly, adaptive, enthusiastic, service-oriented individual to help serve an 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 include:  Helping children and families locate materials and information, providing story hours for pre-school children, answering telephones, checking items in and out, delivering materials to day care centers, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Children’s desk duties as assigned.

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.


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 children and families, 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Selected candidates will be required to submit three written and signed letters of reference within one week of accepting a conditional offer.  Letters may not be dated any older than two years.  Emails are acceptable providing they come directly from the author’s email. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$27.70  / hour

Salary Notes

pro-rated paid time off no health or retirement benefits

Closing Date

October 19, 2022

How to Apply

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

·      Completed City of Waltham employment application. Please reference Req# 2023-35. 

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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#2023-35      Posted 9/13/2022


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