McArthur Public Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently
accepting applications for a part-time Circulation Assistant for
approximately 15+ hours/week, including at least two evenings a week,
Fridays and every other Saturday. Additional flexible hours may be
available when needed to cover extra busy times during programs, after
holidays or staff absences.
Biddeford is located just 20 minutes south of Portland and has become a
bustling hive of development activity in the last several years. The city
was named one of Downeast Magazine's Best Places To Live (March 2020) and
noted in the Portland Press Herald with "A renaissance here has drawn a
flood of fresh faces and businesses, making the municipality's median age
Come join our team during an exciting time in our community's history. As
Biddeford has continued to develop in a way that has drawn attention all
over Maine, our library continues to be a busy and vibrant hub in the
center of the downtown. The Circulation team is the vital front face of the
The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, a great
sense of humor, be energetic and very detail-oriented, tech savvy and an
expert multi-tasker. Previous library experience is a big plus!
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Serving patrons via face to face interaction, computer, Internet, phone;
Using library software to register patrons for library cards, check in and
check out library materials, processing overdue notices and bills for lost
Shelving returned materials in an accurate and timely nature as well as
Processing Interlibrary loans, both outgoing and incoming deliveries
(running lists, retrieving the materials, checking them in, packing and
unpacking, and preparing items for pick up);
Cleaning/repairing library materials as needed and the processing of new
materials, preparing them for addition to the collection;
Answering and rerouting phone calls;
Participating in meetings and workshops to maintain and develop skills;
Performing opening and closing procedures.
The position requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift
and carry up to 35 lbs over 60% of the time. The ability to stand for long
periods of time performing tasks at a computer workstation is required.
The pay range for this position begins at $13.50/hour, depending on
experience.Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and
interviews will begin immediately.To apply, please email a cover letter and
resume to Jeff Cabral, Director of McArthur Library, at
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emailed to Jeff Cabral.
To see a full position description, visit our Vacancies page.
270 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
Library: (207) 284-4181
Fax: (207) 284-6761
Direct Dial: (207) 571-7200
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