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Employment Opportunities

The Town is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Women Business Enterprises are encouraged to apply.

General Employment Application

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Library Technical Assistant

The Durham Public Library seeks an experienced and reliable library technical assistant to join our team. This is a 30 hour per week position, performing a variety of public service and technical tasks. Excellent customer service skills, computer skills, ability to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, and attention to detail required. Anticipated start date: November 1, 2021.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ordering, cataloging, and maintaining materials in assigned areas.
  • Performing circulation routines using the Library‚Äôs automated system, including issuing and renewing library cards; checking library materials in and out; collecting fines; placing holds and contacting patrons, answering phones and responding to queries.
  • Advising patrons about library materials and services.
  • Assisting patrons with computers and other technology.
  • May assume responsibility for other projects.

Qualifications desired include:

  • Associates degree required; Library technical assistant certificate or training preferred.
  • Circulation and/or library technical experience in a public library.
  • Experience with computers and automated library systems. Experience with Sierra preferred.
  • Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required.

This is a 30 hour per week, union position, with full benefits. The salary is $22.88/hour and the schedule includes two evenings per week and alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  Successful candidates will be subject to the Town of Durham background screening process, and a pre-employment drug screen. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Christine Michaud, Library Director, at cmichaud@durhamlibrary.org. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.

Christine Michaud
Director, Durham Public Library
(860) 349-9544, ext. 5