Employment & Volunteering

Job Title: Circulation Assistant
Department: Library Services
Status: Part Time, max 26 hours per week
Shifts: Weekdays and Saturday shifts from 9:45-4:15, Sundays 12:45-5:15
Reports To: Archivist and Special Collections Librarian


Job Summary: The Circulation Assistant staffs the circulation desk during operating hours under
the direction of the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Duties include welcoming
members and visitors, providing front-line patron assistance, circulating materials to members
and other authorized borrowers, assisting in shelving of books and periodicals, and answering
incoming calls and directing complex patron queries to appropriate staff for resolution. The
Circulation Assistant will also assist other library staff with projects related to the operation of
the library as assigned, such as checking in new periodicals, deaccessioning weeded materials,
printing new labels, assessing collections for evaluation by librarians etc.
Responsibilities Include:
• Circulating materials to patrons using the integrated library system
• Providing assistance locating books in the catalog and/or in the physical space
• Receiving payment from visitors and new and renewing members
• Assisting in the re-shelving of books and periodicals
• Providing information about the library’s operation, membership opportunities, and
history for visitors and members
• Resolving patron concerns with courtesy and tact
• Making progress on an individual project when not assigned to the front desk, which may
include deaccessioning weeded materials, printing new labels, or assessing collections
• Performing other library duties as assigned
• Knowledge of general library practices and procedures, and specific knowledge in the
areas of circulation desk operations, preferred
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,
membership and the general public
• Ability to learn new computer systems and troubleshoot technical issues


To Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to collections@redwoodlibrary.org by May 15, 2023



Job Title: Facilities Assistant
Department: Administration
Status: Part-Time 25 hours, additional hours as required
Reports To: Facilities Manager


Job Summary: Assists in building and grounds maintenance including but not limited to the structural integrity of the historic complex, security, maintaining a stable building environment for the library and museum collections, orderly set-up of special events, the operation of mechanical and electrical systems and the care and upkeep of exterior grounds.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist Facilities Manager as needed
  • Perform basic carpentry, painting, plumbing and moving tasks
  • Set-up and breakdown of chairs, tables & audio visual equipment for special events and programming
  • Inspect the grounds and buildings on a regular schedule to identify any required maintenance
  • Sweep, sand, salt, and shovel snow from exterior areas where required, including arriving early on snow days
  • Assist cleaning staff with projects as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required

Basic Requirements:

  • “Hands on” building maintenance and/or related experience
  • Ability to be on call during assigned weekends and evenings to respond to security needs
  • Knowledge of and general familiarity with all building systems and respect for the specialized treatment of an historic structure
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time; ability to bend, kneel, stoop, and lift or move heavy equipment
  • Appreciate importance of being a team player, working within a small staff structure


To Apply: Please email redwood@redwoodlibrary.org

There are no volunteer positions open at this time.

Thank you for your interest.