Employment Opportunities

9/6/2019

 

Thank you for your interest in working at the MFPL.

 

Part-Time Librarian – Two Positions

 

POSITION A:  Every other Saturday – Adult Reference
POSITION B:  Every other Sunday – Children’s Librarian

 

The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill two part-time librarian positions in our Information Services Department.  For Position A, work will be primarily in the adult reference department.  For Position B, work will be primarily in the Children’s Department.  Both positions may have occasional hours in other public service areas of the library.  Reports to the Head of Public Services. 

 

Recent MLS / MLIS graduates are welcome to apply. 

 

Duties include:

 

  • Provide reference, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance to patrons of varied ages.
  • Assist with library programs.  
  • Collection management (selecting new materials, weeding, collection maintenance).
  • Interpret and enforce library policy in situations relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb.
  • Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

 

  • MLS / MLIS degree.  Candidate must possess or be eligible for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. 
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork and technology skills. 
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Fluency in English.
  • Comfortable working with patrons of all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a group. 
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures, with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Stay informed of professional trends and developments. 
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position.  Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*
  • Creativity, flexibility and sense of humor.

 

Preferred:

 

  • Previous successful experience as a librarian in a public library.

 

Schedule will be every other Saturday or every other Sunday, with the possibility of additional hours on occasion.  These positions are ranked at Librarian 1 by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Starting salary is $33.30 per hour.

 

The first 90 days of employment are provisional. 

 

To Apply:

 

E-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to jobs@millburnlibrary.org. Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLYUse the subject line pt-lib-2019FA.  Be sure to indicate your preference for Position A (every other Saturday) or Position B (every other Sunday), if you have a preference. 

 

No phone calls. No faxes.

 

The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 


Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Fri 9/27/2019 will be given first preference.  The anticipated start date is in November.  

 

* Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 

 

 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.