McArthur Public Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently
accepting applications for a part-time Children's Room Assistant.
Biddeford is located just 20 minutes south of Portland and is now the
youngest city in Maine. Portland Press Herald recently wrote "A renaissance
here has drawn a flood of fresh faces and businesses, making the
municipality's median age plunge." Even more recent downtown development
(during and post-COVID) has created a surge of new faces in the library!
Come join our team during an exciting time in our community's history. Our
library continues to be a busy and vibrant downtown hub, and we are a fun
Primary responsibilities of this role are:
- Providing public desk coverage and direct library services to
children, their caregivers, and professionals who work with children;
- Providing children's programming (in the library, outside, in the
community, in person as well as virtual).
The ideal candidate should be flexible and energetic with a positive
attitude, welcoming demeanor, and experience with technology, social media,
and devices. Familiarity with child development, principles of early
literacy and children's lit, as well as experience in providing programs to
children, are all strongly desired.
Please have a fantastic sense of humor, good judgment, and a strong sense
The position will be approximately 15-20+ hours a week, including evenings
and rotating Saturdays.
The hourly wage range starts at $15.50/hour, depending on experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply,
please submit a cover letter and resume to Deanna McNamara, Children's
Librarian. Deanna's email is: [log in to unmask]
A full position description will be posted on our vacancies page as of
270 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
Library: (207) 284-4181
Fax: (207) 284-6761
Direct Dial: (207) 571-7200
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