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Peabody Institute Library of Danvers – Assistant Librarian

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 month ago

Peabody Institute Library of Danvers
15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
danverslibrary.org  |  978-774-0554

Job Opening: Assistant Librarian


The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is seeking creative, energetic, flexible candidates with exceptional customer service skills to fill a 15-hour per week Assistant Librarian position. Assistant Librarians provide direct service to patrons throughout the Library, and perform circulation, reference, and youth services work, as well as other duties as assigned.

Must be fully committed to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration.


This is a 15-hour per week non-benefited position involving afternoon/evening and weekend hours. With an expected hourly rate of $16.91.

Essential Functions:

 The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

  • Provide direct service to patrons throughout the Library.
  • Perform circulation, reference and youth services work.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Library Science highly desirable. Customer service experience and comfort with technology required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Read and assimilate information, and write to communicate information clearly.

Demonstrated ability to work well with people of diverse ages and various educational and personal backgrounds.

Supervision Received and Exercised:

 Works under the general direction of the Director.

 Job Environment: 

  • Work is performed under typical office conditions; the noise level is fairly quiet; occasionally may be required to work outside of normal business hours to attend meetings.
  • Operates computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, town employees, youth, and elected officials. Contacts are in person, by telephone, and by email and involve an information exchange dialogue.

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Physical Requirements:

Candidates must be physically able to sit and stand for extended periods of time, and push or pull, sort, and shelve a fully loaded cart of books, lift 25 pounds, bend, stretch, shelve, and move around the multistory library at a moderate to quick pace.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

  Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and Town of Danvers application to: mcarroll@danversma.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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