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Assistant to the Children's Librarian, Burlington Public Library (Burlington)

The Burlington Public Library takes pride in the innovative services, programs and materials that it provides to its community.  Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is home to 26,000 residents and a robust collection of businesses.  This vibrant community welcomes approximately 150,000 people per day to work, eat, and shop.  Under the general supervision of the Children’s Librarian, this position is responsible for providing patrons with the highest quality of service and programming by staffing a busy public desk within the Children’s Department.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Provide reference, circulation, and reader advisory services to patrons in the Children’s Department
Assist in developing and conducting programs and group visits
Create publicity, book lists, and other promotional materials
Provide general support for the Children’s Librarian
Other duties related to the primary scope of the position

This is a part time position, 20 hours per week.  Hours are Monday 10am-3pm, Tuesday 3:15-9:15pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm, and Thursday 10am-2pm; the schedule includes one Saturday in a four-week rotation, from 9:45am-5:15pm with hours reduced during the regular work week to accommodate.  Opportunity to work Sundays and summer Saturdays as overtime shifts.

This is a union position within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit.  Salary is within Grade 6 of the BMEA contract. 

Benefits include:
Health and Dental Insurance
Paid Time Off - vacation, sick, personal, 13 holidays
Pension Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Please note: MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board.  Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory CORI results.


Recommended minimum qualifications include:
High school graduation
2 years of library experience, preferably in a Children’s Department
Computer skills and flexibility to adapt to constantly changing technology
Excellent customer service skills

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$23.22 - $37.26  / hour

Closing Date

Applications received by May 8, 2023 will receive first consideration.

How to Apply

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2023-04-24 |  Quick link to this job