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Assistant to the Children's Librarian

Burlington, MA

The Burlington Public Library is seeking to fill a vacancy for a part-time Assistant to the Children’s Librarian to perform paraprofessional, technical and clerical work work in support of our busy Children’s Department.  Major duties are described below; also performs other duties related to the primary scope of the position as required.


  • Provides reference, circulation, and reader advisory services to patrons in the Children’s Department

  • Assists the Children’s Librarian in developing and conducting programs, story times, and group visits

  • Creates publicity, book lists, and other promotional materials

  • Provides general support for the Children’s Librarian

Recommended minimum qualification of high school graduation and two years of library experience, preferably in a Children's Department; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


This position is included within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit. Starting salary at Grade 6 of the BMEA contract is $22.65 per hour plus benefits.

Part-time position, 20 hours per week.  Hours are Monday 10am-3pm, Tuesday 3:15-9:15pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm, and Thursday 10am-2pm; the schedule includes one Saturday in a four-week rotation, from 9:45am-5:15pm with hours reduced during the regular work week to accommodate.  Opportunity to work Sundays and summer Saturdays as overtime shifts.

Open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by September 7, 2021.


Please note: MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board.  Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory CORI results.

Methods to apply for this position:
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Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Cheralyn Rosati
     Human Resources Coordinator
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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