Employment & Volunteering

Job Title: Circulation Assistant
Department: Library Services
Status: Part Time
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, 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, 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
• Performing other library duties as assigned


• Knowledge of general library practices and procedures as well as 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 c.v. and cover letter to redwood@redwoodlibrary.org by July 29, 2022

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


If Interested:
Please email redwood@redwoodlibrary.org

There are no volunteer positions open at this time.

Thank you for your interest.