One position is available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and a completed Town Of Amherst employment application (download and print PDF application) to Carolyn Platt, Head of Technical Services, The Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Closing Date: July 10, 2017


Job Summary:

The Jones Library, Inc. seeks a detail-oriented and positive Staff Assistant III for the Technical Services Department, who, under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services, will perform a variety of specialized clerical tasks, related to cataloging and processing of all Library materials.

Duties include:

  • Copy cataloging
  • Data entry for all new Library materials
  • Verification of new acquisitions
  • Physical processing of materials
  • Helping to train students and volunteers
  • Book repairs
  • Departmental reporting

Computer skills; coursework or experience in modern office practices and library procedures; prior experience in a Technical Services department, or with Evergreen, preferred; reliable work habits; effective communication skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and staff; attention to detail; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to bend, reach for and lift books. We provide full training for our tasks.

This is a part-time position (19 hours per week); Monday through Friday. The pay begins at $12.20 per hour and increases to $16.52 in nine steps. Includes sick time and personal leave.

Please see a full job description (PDF) for complete position details.