Children's Librarian

Would you like to take the lead in bringing innovative children’s services to Nahant? The smallest town by landmass in Mass is looking for a creative thinker to run story times and other programming, perform outreach at the elementary school, and manage the children’s and young adult collections. Laugh, play, share, and help us increase participation and relevance in a community that loves its town library. Let us explain how we are small, but mighty, and join our successful team.    

Solid grounding in child education and children’s literature, project management, customer service, and in teamwork to fulfill annual goals are a must. The candidate we need will:

  • Develop and maintain the children’s/young adults’ collections; order and purchase circulating materials for the Department; ensure all materials and resources are current and kept in good order

  • Develop and implement all Department programs including story times, arts and craft activities, family performances, and the Summer Reading Program

  • Promote Children’s and Young Adults’ events and materials via flyers, posters, displays and social media

  • Perform outreach at the elementary school and wherever children congregate

  • Register patrons for library cards; check materials in and out; explain library services and procedures; print, copy or scan documents; answer short reference questions

  • Answer the telephone; address general questions and short reference questions

  • Keep current about the community, other area libraries, and librarianship

  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve the community and assist the rest of the staff

 

All work is performed under the administrative direction of the Library Director. Employee should be able to negotiate a non-accessible facility, lift as much as 30 pounds, and operate computers and copier. The employee should be fairly proficient in Microsoft Office, email, and social media. Employee has frequent contact with the general public, schools, vendors, and other public groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone. Ability to communicate well in all these settings is mandatory.

 

Master’s in library science preferred, bachelor’s degree and related experience also considered. Salary begins at $40,000 with full benefits package and a 37.5 hour week. Please inquire or apply by email to Sharon Hawkes, Director, at shawkes@nahant.org and attach a cover letter, résumé, and three recent professional references. Position is open until filled.