Library Assistant - Circulation

Falmouth Memorial Library, in beautiful coastal Falmouth, Maine, is seeking a part-time Library Assistant for our Circulation Department. This open position is up to 16 hours per week, with pay starting at $18.00/hour, depending on skills and library experience. Position includes pro-rated vacation and sick time benefits. Our part-time circulation staff generally work 2 days per week, and 1-2 Saturdays per month, and also provide desk coverage in our children's room as needed. Additional hours may be available covering vacations, and other planned staff absences.

Front-line staff are the ambassadors to our library and must be welcoming, friendly, and able to help patrons successfully navigate our Library. Our circulation staff are the first point of contact; they welcome patrons and connect them to the correct staff member or public service desk depending on their needs. We are looking for staff who can handle detailed work while having frequent interruptions and maintain a friendly and helpful demeanor.

Computer literacy, including working knowledge of PC operating systems, e-readers, tablets, etc. is required. The position requires moving around the library, which includes bending and stretching to shelve items, and lifting boxes of interlibrary loan materials (up to 25 lbs.). The majority of a shift will be spent processing materials through our circulation software, setting up carts of materials for shelving and interacting with patrons and staff. Previous customer service is preferred. Previous public library experience is a plus.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email or mail only (no phone calls please), to Jenna Mayotte, Director, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Applications will be reviewed starting April 10, 2023, and will continue until position is filled.

Jenna Mayotte
Library Director
Falmouth Memorial Library
5 Lunt Road
Falmouth, ME 04105