Employment Opportunities2024-02-15T15:37:12-05:00

Employment Opportunities

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Here is our complete job description:

Library Intern

February 2024

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to assist with shelving, library organization, social media and program preparation.



The Library Intern works under the policy direction of the Newbury Library Board of

Trustees and under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director.


Workplace Responsibilities:


  • Re-shelves returned books and other materials in timely manner.
  • Inventory of library materials.
  • Shelf reading and shelf organization.
  • Processes new materials.
  • Prepares bulletin boards and displays.
  • Graphic creation for social media and the website.
  • Help with program preparation and special projects.
  • Helping library visitors locate materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

(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.  No priority is intended in the order of these functions.)


Necessities of the position:


  • Library operating hours may require some evening and weekend work.
  • Apply appropriate judgment, discretion, and professional office protocols to all library confidential information.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.
  • Perform similar or related work as required, directed or as the situation dictates.
  • Must be at least 14 years of age.



Recommended Minimum Qualifications:


Education, Training, and Experience:

Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges is necessary. Must be able to communicate verbally. Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.   Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderate.  Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.



(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)




The Newbury Public Library is always looking for new volunteers, both adults and students, to help with shelving, inventory, shelf reading, display artwork, program assistance and various other library tasks. If you are interested, contact the library to obtain a form.

Special Projects

If you have a particular interest or skill you would like to contribute to the library, we’d like to hear about it! Do you have expertise in computers? Grant writing? Teaching? A program you would like to run? Let us know if you have time to share your talents. Contact the Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net


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