Part-Time Library Assistant

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Assistant. Our busy, mid-sized library serves a diverse population with a broad catalog of needs. As a member of circulation staff, you will be the first point of contact for many of the thousands of patrons who use the library every month. 

This job might be for you if: 

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping and connecting with them.
  • You have a firm grasp of what excellent customer service is and you know how to deliver it.
  • You take pride in doing a job well whether it is solving a complicated problem or performing a routine task.
  • You are confident and friendly with interpersonal interactions.
  • You are resilient and understand that when working with the general public you can’t take things personally. 
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

To land this job you need to have a high school diploma or GED. You do not need to have worked in a library before, but you do need strong customer service experience. Those who are bilingual/multilingual or from an immigrant background are strongly encouraged to apply.

View the full job description here.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to with subject line "Library Assistant Position." Review of submissions will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.

This is a part-time (23 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes some nights and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $21.97 per hour.