McArthur Public Library

270 Main St - Biddeford, Maine - 207 284 4181

Job Opening - Updated February 19, 2018

McArthur Public Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently accepting applications for a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Circulation Assistant.

Hours will include weekdays, evenings and some Saturdays. Flexibility is a must as shift times may vary from week to week.

As Biddeford has continued to develop in an exciting way that is drawing attention all over Maine, our library continues to the be the center of the downtown community. We have a very busy Circulation department and this team is the vital front face of the library.

The successful candidate must have outstanding customer service skills, a great sense of humor, be energetic and very detail-oriented, computer literate and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Preference will be given to those with a college degree from an accredited college or university. Prior library experience is a 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, & collecting fines & fees;
  • 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 25 lbs over 60% of the time. The ability to stand for long periods of time performing tasks at a computer workstation is a must.

The starting pay for this position will range from $12.00/hour to $12.50/hour, depending on experience.

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, Library Director at Any questions about the position can also be emailed to Jeff.

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