The Providence Athenaeum has an opening for a part-time Circulation Assistant with at least one year of library and/ or service-oriented experience. Primary duties are based on dedicated library patron support. While the library is currently not open to visitors, in future the role would involve extensive public interaction and support as well. Primary responsibilities presently are member services-based: fulfilling curbside requests checkin/checkout of library materials, shelving and providing logistical support in maintaining the safety of the premises.
Additional duties as required, to facilitate a wide variety of an active membership library’s daily operations. Excellent communication skills, outstanding telephone manner and team player abilities are essential requirements as are computer skills. Familiarity with the Sierra ILS and with literature, retail experience & knowledge of local history all are pluses.
Schedule initially is Tues. and Thurs., 9:30am-4pm. Starting salary: 12.05/hr. Partial benefits. A 1 year commitment is expected.
Additional Info & Requirements
Start Date: Late Feb/ early March 2021
Library Website : https://providenceathenaeum.org/
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Mary Brower, Circulation Supervisor, at:
or by mail to:
The Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence RI 02903