Community Outreach Librarian

The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) seeks an outgoing, creative, and community-minded person to fill the newly created position of Community Outreach Librarian (COL). The COL is responsible for bringing the library into the community via bookmobile and community events, engaging and educating individuals and community groups to bring them into the library, and recommending improvements to library services based on input from the community. This position works closely with the Print and Digital Promotion Specialist (PDPS) and reports to the Assistant Director.

This role will be deeply involved with planning and implementing the bookmobile which is currently in development and expected to launch in early 2022.

This position is for you if:

  • You are a people person and draw energy working with and around people
  • You are excited by new projects and will confidently bring your creative ideas forward
  • You are good at making new connections and growing relationships
  • You will listen to feedback about the library with maturity and willingness to make change
  • You are a public library user and believe libraries are an essential community service
  • You are committed to providing equitable public service

Experience and Qualifications

This role will be filled by a librarian with an MLS or individual with relevant experience in a public facing outreach role for a non-profit or public sector organization. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, ability to learn and use new software, and comfort driving a large van. A valid driver’s license in good standing is required and non-negotiable. Multilingual speakers with proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Armenian, or Arabic preferred.

Schedule, Salary, and Benefits

This is a full time (37 hours) union position. Salary range $57,673.15-$68,924.76 in ten steps. Generous benefits including healthcare, paid holidays, sick, and vacation leave.

Standard work week is Monday through Friday. Candidate must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend hours as needed to attend events or bookmobile stops.

Please read full job description before applying.

Instructions to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and 3 references in one PDF file to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Preference given to resumes received by July 6. Anticipated start date in August.