Evening Circulation Assistant

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Evening Circulation Assistant

Posting Number S00835JP Department Library Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Circulation and User Services Manager, participate in the daily activities of the circulation/reserve desks in a highly automated environment, 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 reference information and technical questions.

Education/Skills Requirements

High school diploma or GED required. Preferred: College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Also required: Outstanding interpersonal, supervisory, and written and oral communication skills; strong customer service orientation and ability to work with a diverse group of people; excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work in a highly cooperative, team environment; ability to balance multiple demands at an often busy public service point. Proven technical skills and use of a broad range of software applications.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

One year of library, customer service or related experience. Demonstrated supervisory experience. Preferred: Experience working at a library’s circulation desk and with an automated circulation system; experience in supervising and training student assistants.

Standard Work Days and Hours

36 hours/week during 38-week academic year. Saturday, 3pm-11pm; Sunday-Wednesday shift typically begins at 5:00pm and extends to 1:30am or 2:30am (dependent on library hours of operation). Hours will be M-F, 8:30am to 5pm when the college is not in session.

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 Second Shift Employment Category Part Time Academic Year FTE 0.66 Benefits Eligible Yes 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 07/16/2021 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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Job Posting: JC188445105

Posted On: Jul 23, 2021

Updated On: Sep 01, 2021