Job Opportunities

Assistant Children’s Librarian

Duties/Description: The Hudson Public Library is seeking an innovative and energetic full-time Assistant Children’s Librarian to join our thriving and growing Hudson community.  This position is instrumental in collaborating with the Children’s Librarian and Library Director to develop and implement programming, leading story times, cataloging the children’s collection, and running the circulation functions in the children’s area. This role assists in training and overseeing staff and volunteers in the children’s room.  This position reports to the Children’s Librarian and the Library Director.

Skills:  This position requires effective communication skills, ability to follow and give written and oral instructions, ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them to staff and patrons.  The position also requires attention to detail, creativity, enthusiasm for customer service, sound decision making, ability to supervise staff, ability to multitask, experience working with children, children’s literature, current library technology and a willingness to embrace new technologies.

The essential functions or duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Must possess the ability to maintain patron confidentiality, push book carts and bins loaded with library materials, reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights, stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time, perform bending, lifting, pushing, and twisting, perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time, and to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

The work schedule for this position is 37.5 hours per week, including one evening per week and one Saturday per month.  The Assistant Children’s Librarian is a grade level 7 union position on the Town’s pay scale with a salary range of $28,776- $37,865 in eight steps; full benefits package; must pass CORI check. The Town of Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: BA/BS and one to three years of related experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Library experience and/or experience working with children and children’s books preferred.  Library students strongly encouraged to apply.  Experience with Evergreen a plus.

Hours: This 37.5 hour full‑time position is available August 2019.

Salary: $28,776- $37,865 in 8 Steps

Contact:  Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references via postal mail or email.

Postal mail to: Deborah Kane, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749; or submit via e-mail to:

Response DeadlineSeptember 20, 2019