Library Assistant

Staff / Full-Time

The Winsor School, Boston, MA

The School seeks a part-time library assistant. The successful candidate will demonstrate patience, flexibility, and dependability, as well as have strong multi-tasking and self-starter skills. Experience working with 5th-12th graders, experience in libraries, or interest in librarianship as a career is highly desirable. The candidate should be comfortable working in a bustling library environment.  This is a 10-month position for 16 hours per week. The library assistant will work full days on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The library assistant’s duties include:

  • operating the circulation desk,
  • paying library bills and maintaining bill records, together with the director who oversees the budget,
  • supervising students in the library and enforcing library policies, as well as providing library coverage when the librarians are not on site,
  • collection maintenance, including weeding out-of-date library materials, inventory, and shelving books,
  • processing new books and repairing book damages,
  • ordering and maintaining a stock of library supplies,
  • performing other library-related duties as assigned by the director



  • BA degree preferred,
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work,
  • computer skills, including proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and library databases



  • a genuine commitment to building relationships with students and colleagues,
  • strong organizational skills and attention to detail,
  • the ability to work independently,
  • excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • the ability to work collaboratively,
  • a good sense of humor


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, and reaching as well as carrying and occasionally lifting up to 30 lbs.

If you are interested in applying for this position, visit and submit an application for employment.

The Winsor School

Boston, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School