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Position Title:Senior Library Assistant/Part Time
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:617-796-1260
Position Location:330 Homer Street
Position Description:The Newton Free Library is the busiest single location library in the state, charting over 1.6 million circulations last year.  According to our door counts nearly 700,000 people visited the library last year for materials borrowing, research assistance, study space, meetings and programs.  We are in the early stages of re-imagining library services, organization and facilities to meet the needs of the community for the coming decades.  We are seeking active, energetic, and customer service oriented people to join our Circulation Department team.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever changing fast paced environment.  Assist patrons at our busy main circulation desk.  Performs a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned or needed including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing deliveries from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service and communication skills, strong organizational skills, have the ability to pay attention to detail and easily prioritize tasks.

Hours: 5 - 16.5 hours per week, with 5 hours on weekdays/weekends alternates between one off and one all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to  Please put the job title in the subject line.  City of Newton application form may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site.

The city of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.
Position Qualifications:Bachelor's degree required.  Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.
Compensation:$16.39/hour; Sunday time and a half
Job Status:Part Time, Hourly
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