The Florham Park Public Library is hiring! See below for opportunities to join our team.

To apply for a position, please send an email with your cover letter and resume attached in Word or PDF format to nancyashah@flo.mainlib.org. Be sure to include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Part-Time/Temporary Youth Services Assistant

The Florham Park Public Library is seeking a part-time, temporary employee to help us with our Summer Reading program this summer! This is the ideal position for a college student, MLIS student, or recent graduate interested in gaining experience working with young people in a public library setting. This role is for up to 20 hours per week, and has some flexibility in scheduling. $15.00 per hour.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Supervising Library Assistant and the Library Director, assists with the implementation and smooth operation of programs and events in the Library’s Youth Services department, including the annual Summer Reading program. Performs routine tasks to maintain the organization and appearance of all library areas, with particular attention paid to the Children’s Room. Shelves library materials in their proper place. Performs other job related duties and all tasks as assigned by the Circulation Supervisor or the Director.

Essential functions of the job:

  • Maintains a courteous attitude with the general public, both in person and by telephone
  • Assists the public in finding library resources and equipment, directing patrons to another staff member if unable to help assist
  • Organizes and assembles supplies for craft pickups Sets up and breaks down Library events
  • Shelves library materials alphabetically and/or in Dewey Decimal order
  • Straightens books on shelves
  • Performs library building closing procedures and checks as needed
  • Shifts books in areas where the collection is “tight”
  • Performs shelf-reading duties as assigned and when necessary
  • Performs additional duties as needed or as assigned, including any task necessary to help ensure patron safety and smooth operation of the library.
  • Works afternoons and weekends on a regularly scheduled basis and as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proactive customer service orientation, ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public, and ability to maintain effective working relationships with other library staff
  • Strong organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Able to lift 30 pounds regularly

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Customer Service/Volunteer Service experience
  • Familiarity with library organizational methods and practices
  • Familiarity with computers