CASUAL Circulation & Project Assistant


Posting Details

Title CASUAL Circulation & Project Assistant Posting Number C00271JP Department Library Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Library’s Circulation and User Services manager, participate in the daily activities of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library’s circulation/reserve desks, supervise student assistants staffing these desks, prepare materials to be placed on reserve, physically maintain library collections, and assist library users with a variety of information and technical questions. Assist with other library projects as needed during summers and academic breaks.

Education/Skills Requirements

A high school diploma or GED equivalent and some college (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required. Applicants must possess outstanding interpersonal, supervisory, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills are necessary. Familiarity with Microsoft Office required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Required: One year of library, customer service or related experience. Preferred: Experience working at a library’s circulation desk and with an automated circulation system; experience in supervision and training. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Standard Work Days and Hours

When classes are in session hours will include a regular Saturday shift, as well as 8-12 scheduled hours during the week, which may vary depending on the needs of the department. Hours could include evenings and late nights.
When classes are not in session, hours to be worked will be M-F, between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift Employment Category Casual Benefits Eligible No Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 05/24/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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