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Library Circulation Assistant (3 Openings), Town of Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA


The Town of Needham is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the part-time position of Library Circulation Assistant at the Needham Free Public Library.

Work schedule will consist of daytime, evening, and rotating Saturday & Sunday hours as scheduled. Hourly Salary at $18.00 an hour (L Schedule).

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):

  • Collaborate with library patrons; assisting them with information and/or directing them to appropriate locations or staff
  • Process library checkouts, renewals, returns, reserves, fines, registrations
  • Maintain orderliness of materials collection
  • Perform other circulation procedures as required


To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Excellent customer service skills and capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with computer
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Capability of standing for 4 hours at a time. If working a full day, there will be a lunch break and two fifteen-minute breaks
  • Capability of bending, lifting up to 40 lbs., and pushing book carts loaded with books

How to Apply:

Application submissions should include a cover letter and resume. The preferred submission is via email as an attached file; however, any of the following methods will be accepted:

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 781-455-0165

Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Resumes will be accepted until 5 PM on Friday, January 29, 2021.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.