Library Associate

Faculty / Full-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitates the student journey. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the school, formally and informally.

Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work, societal, and learning outcomes. All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture, or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families and other community members.

Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of intelligent, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, school, and colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun.


The Library Associate is part of the larger Learning Services team, reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Student Experience. In this capacity, they primarily focus on working directly with students, supporting their skills as independent learners, tutoring and assisting with academic projects and assignments, and managing the culture of the library and library commons area (as well as the 2nd floor when necessary).

This position supports the school’s curriculum by promoting information literacy and providing a library setting conducive to active and participatory learning and resource-based instructional practices.

The Library Associate supports the daily function of the school’s library. The Library Associate performs various functions to assist faculty, staff, and students with using library services. Daily duties include supervising students, circulation of materials, shelving, helping users locate resources, and completing library-related clerical tasks such as printing/copying.

Community & Student Responsibilities

  • Support and supervise students in their various uses of the library
  • Maintain community norms in the library
  • Sit with students and help with homework, projects, and other learning activities.
  • Serve as Advisor for students 10-12th grades
  • Coordinate library-centered activities and clubs
  • Assist with library programs and displays
  • Supervise and attend overnight student events
  • Take part in community and student programs outside the library
  • Attend/participate in Open House, graduation, and other special events, which may take place in the evenings and on weekends

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, communicate, and execute all policies and procedures related to the library, including but not limited to materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, acceptable use, and managing and maintaining the library space
  • Manage, update, and expand the library’s collection
  • Take and record attendance, prepare and file reports and letters as required
  • Support student and faculty research needs
  • Perform circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and out materials, registering patrons, maintaining patron records, overdue notices, etc.
  • Process, withdraw, repair, or recondition library materials
  • Attend relevant meetings such as faculty and division programs and in-service training
  • Perform other administrative or educational duties as assigned

*The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties requiredthis position, with an FT- Regular school schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours.


  • An associate degree or bachelor’s degree in library science preferred
  • Excellent student programming and student relationship skills
  • Ability to be firm when necessary, maintaining close supervision of students during unstructured time
  • Ability and eagerness to work with and manage young adults in a library or educational setting
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people: students, faculty, staff, parents, vendors, and donors
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Possess strong computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office Suite: Excel, Word, Publisher
  • Possess organizational and interpersonal skills working within a team environment
  • Strong organization and project management skills


  • Must be proficient in English to carry out duties as assigned


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  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development
  • Comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies -including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays, Gann employees get up to an additional 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year
  • Short Fridays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!
  • Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options
  • Free parking!
  • Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
  • Life Insurance
  • Short – and Long-term disability


Physical demands include dexterity in operating office machines and supplies, including, but not limited to, computers, telephones, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods are common.


Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background check

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender