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Thu, 18 Aug 2022 18:45:08 +0000
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Hi all!

I'm posting this again in case anyone else may have encountered a problem that has been brought to my attention.  Apparently, my initial posting of this went out before our web server had updated its cache of our Employment Opportunities page, linked below, and some of our initial "link clickers" were not fed the page with the current position listed - sorry about that!

Anyway, here it is again, just in case...

The South Portland Public Library is looking for an awesome person to join us in a full time role as a Youth Services Assistant, specializing in services to our preschool aged audience.

The full job description as well as details on the application and review process can be found here:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Here's the boilerplate from the official City of South Portland posting:


The City of South Portland, a forward thinking community of 25,000 located on Casco Bay is currently seeking a dynamic, friendly, patron-centered individual to join our team as a Full Time (37.5 hours weekly) Library Assistant, within our Youth Services department, with a focus on providing services to our youngest users.

Position Summary: The Library Assistant position will be primarily responsible for delivering high quality library services to our birth to five years old audience, with awareness of and adherence to the tenets of librarianship and intellectual freedom as articulated by the American Library Association. Duties will include library collection development and maintenance, programming and events as well as direct customer service.  This position is based out of our main library location, but may involve work hours at our smaller branch location as well.

Supervision Received/ Exercised: This position reports to the Library's Youth Services Librarian. This position may occasionally supervise Library Aides, and volunteers.

Work schedule will include regular evening and weekend hours. The selected candidate must have the ability to demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal skills and communicate effectively both written and verbally.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of public library or related experience required.  Experience with Innovative Interface's Sierra LSP strongly preferred.  Excellent computer skills, the ability to learn new systems and applications and a fun, innovative attitude are a must.

Benefits: The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more.  The City also offers health insurance "payment-in-lieu" and professional development opportunities.  We offer thirteen (13) paid holidays, fifteen (15) sick days annually, two (2) personal days, and vacation commensurate with relevant experience. The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with inspiring leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace where work/life needs are valued and supported; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  The City of South Portland values diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and embraces sustainable operations. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

Full job description available at:

Starting Salary Range: $23.19 - $26.43/hour ($45,220.76 - $51,538.76 annually) depending on experience.  This position is eligible for annual step increases, and possible annual cost of living increases as approved by the City Council.

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  First round of interviews will be determined for all who apply on or before Friday, August 19, 2022.

To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422





Kevin M. Davis


South Portland Public Library

482 Broadway

South Portland, Maine 04106

(207) 767-7660<<>>

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