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Children’s Desk Assistant, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA


Weymouth Public Libraries seeks a motivated, enthusiastic team player with superior customer service skills to join our circulation staff at Tufts Library, the main branch and busiest library in Weymouth. Opened in the fall of 2020, the new Tufts Library is the flagship library of the Weymouth Public Libraries. The new 50,000-square-foot library includes five meeting rooms, ten study rooms, a digital media lab, local history center, teen room, quiet room, library programming rooms, and an outdoor amphitheater. Partially funded by a Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program grant, the $33 million library embraces innovation while honoring Weymouth’s storied past.

Duties of this position include: Acts as a first point of contact for all patrons; assists patrons with general questions about library and in the use of materials, greets visitors of library; answers telephones and directs calls; helps patrons locate books and materials. Periodically weeds collection, removing outdated or damaged materials or equipment. Assists persons in registering for library cards including processing such applications; enters and retrieves member and circulation information via the ILS. Provides orientation to new patrons related to services provided by libraries. 

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position. Tufts Library is open on Saturdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day. When the library is open on Saturdays, this position works every other Saturday, with corresponding Fridays off.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A high school diploma or GED required with a four-year degree preferred.

Experience: Previous work experience with children or within a library or early education setting is preferred. 

Starting salary: $16.87/hour.

How to apply:

Applications for this position will be accepted through July 15, 2022. Applicants can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to [email protected], or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. A full job description and application form can be found on the Town of Weymouth Employment Opportunities website at The Town of Weymouth is an EEO/AA employer.