McArthur Public Library

270 Main St - Biddeford, Maine - 207 284 4181

 

Updated 7/12/22

McArthur Public Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently accepting applications for a full time Children's Librarian.

 

Children's Librarian Position

Full-time position (37.5 hours/week)

Biddeford continues to re-invent itself and the community is thriving currently, with new businesses and new faces in the library on a regular basis. There are so many opportunities for outreach and community liaison - this is a key part of this role. Come join a team during an exciting time of growth in our community's history.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, a natural affinity with our young patrons, a great sense of humor, boundless energy and ambition, be detail-oriented, tech savvy, and able to work in a busy, fast-paced environment.

Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Masters Degree in Library Science or equivalent. Candidates must have at least 1 year of previous supervisory experience (ideally in a similar setting), and will ideally have 3 or more years of similar experience in a public or school library.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Supervising and leading a talented team of Children's Library Assistants;
  • Effectively advocating for children in both the library and the wider community and school district;
  • Providing direct services in the children's room to children, families, and caregivers.
  • Collection development and purchasing for our children's collection, and management of the children's library space
  • Coordinating all children's programming and outreach, working in collaboration with the Children's Services team and other McArthur Library team members;
  • Performing as a member of core Library Leadership team.

This full-time permanent (and exempt) position includes benefits, and the pay range begins at $25.00/hour and will scale up, depending on previous experience.  The schedule will include at least one evening per week and rotating Saturdays. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and interviews will begin immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Cabral, Director at jcabral@mcarthurlibrary.org.

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