McArthur Public Library

270 Main St - Biddeford, Maine - 207 284 4181


Updated 4/27/22


McArthur Public Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently accepting applications for a part-time Circulation Assistant for approximately 15+ hours/week, including at least two evenings a week, Fridays and every other Saturday. Additional flexible hours may be available when needed to cover extra busy times during programs, after holidays or staff absences.

Biddeford is located just 20 minutes south of Portland and has become a bustling hive of development activity in the last several years. Portland Press Herald recently wrote "A renaissance here has drawn a flood of fresh faces and businesses, making the municipality's median age plunge." Come join our team during an exciting time in our community's history. As Biddeford has continued to develop in a way that has drawn attention all over Maine, our library continues to be a busy and vibrant hub in the center of the downtown. The Circulation team is the vital front face of the library.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, a great sense of humor, be energetic and very detail-oriented, tech savvy and an expert multi-tasker. Previous library experience is a big plus!

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Serving patrons via face to face interaction, computer, Internet, phone;
  • Using library software to register patrons for library cards, check in and check out library materials, processing overdue notices and bills for lost items;
  • Shelving returned materials in an accurate and timely nature as well as regular shelf-reading;
  • Processing Interlibrary loans, both outgoing and incoming deliveries (running lists, retrieving the materials, checking them in, packing and unpacking, and preparing items for pick up);
  • Cleaning/repairing library materials as needed and the processing of new materials, preparing them for addition to the collection;
  • Answering and rerouting phone calls;
  • Participating in meetings and workshops to maintain and develop skills;
  • Performing opening and closing procedures.

The position requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry up to 35 lbs over 60% of the time. The ability to stand for long periods of time performing tasks at a computer workstation is required. The pay range for this position begins at $13.50/hour, depending on experience.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and interviews will begin immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Cabral, Director of McArthur Library, at Any questions about the position can also be emailed to Jeff Cabral.

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