Jobs

This position will remain open until filled. Application review begins June 29, 2021.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT II — ADULT SERVICES



Job Summary:
The Jones Library, Inc. seeks a creative and energetic Library Assistant II. This position works under the general supervision of the Head of Borrower Services. We are looking for an individual who displays a genuine enjoyment of welcoming and working with people of all ages; who enjoys work that supports and strengthens the community; who has great communication skills and is committed to providing excellent customer services; and is excited about opportunities to provide educational and recreational services to library visitors.

Duties include:
  • Provides exceptional customer service and a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
  • Uses library computer system to check out and in library materials, and to register and update borrowers’ records; finds requested materials for patrons; answers questions on how to use the library and directs patrons to other staff members as appropriate.
  • Explains library policies; answers telephone calls.
Requires High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Experience working in a customer service capacity with people of all ages; experience working with various types of computer software; interest in reading; ability to pay close attention to detail; ability to handle stressful situations. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, full-benefitted, LEVEL A SEIU position (37.5 hours per week; Tuesday through Saturday) with a starting bi-weekly rate of $1,327.54 (Amherst SEIU FY22 pay scale).

For more information and to apply, please visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal.


This position will remain open until filled. Application review begins July 7, 2021.

PART-TIME LIBRARY TECHNICIAN — SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Job Summary:
The Jones Library, Inc. seeks a detail-oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic Library Technician to work part-time in the Special Collections department. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service a must. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time hourly Level 4 position with a FY22 starting bi-weekly rate of $15.30 depending on experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal.



This position will remain open until filled. Application review begins July 7, 2021.

PART-TIME LIBRARY TECHNICIAN — BRANCH LIBRARIES

Job Summary:
The Jones Library, Inc. seeks a creative and energetic Library Technician to work part-time at our North Amherst Library branch to provide an excellent customer service experience. Attention to detail and effective communication skills a must. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time hourly Level 4 position with a FY22 starting bi-weekly rate of $15.30 depending on experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal.



This position will remain open until filled. Application review begins July 13, 2021.

HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

Job Summary:
The Jones Library, Inc. in Amherst, MA seeks an enthusiastic and technologically savvy Head of Technical Services. The position is open due to a retirement after several decades at the library. The Head of Technical Services manages the Technical Services team and participates on the Library’s Reference team. Jones Library and Branches strive to foster an inclusive environment and place high value on composing a staff that is as diverse as the population we serve. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, patron-focused librarian who displays a genuine interest in technology; who enjoys detail-oriented tasks and has an eye for detail; who has great communication skills; and is excited about creating efficiencies within the Technical Services department. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, full-benefitted position (37.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday) with a starting bi-weekly rate of $2,183.88 depending on experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal.



This position will remain open until filled. Application review begins July 13, 2021.

CATALOGING SPECIALIST / ASSISTANT HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

Job Summary:
The Jones Library, Inc. in Amherst, MA seeks an enthusiastic and technologically savvy Assistant Head of Technical Services. The position is open due to a retirement after several decades at the library. The Assistant Head of Technical Services works as part of the Technical Services team to coordinate the acquisition of all library materials. Jones Library and Branches strive to foster an inclusive environment and place high value on composing a staff that is as diverse as the population we serve. 

We are looking for an individual who displays a genuine interest in technology; who enjoys detail-oriented tasks and has an eye for detail; who has great communication skills; and is excited about creating efficiencies within the Technical Services department. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, full-benefitted position (37.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday) with a starting bi-weekly rate of $1,710.04 depending on experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal.



See also: Library job postings on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners website and job postings on the Town of Amherst Career Portal

Updated June 29, 2021