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Careers at PPL

Portland Public Library is an equal-opportunity employer dedicated to providing everyone with safe and free access to educational and cultural resources. PPL is Maine’s most visited cultural institution and is a valued community asset, serving residents and visitors for over 150 years.

PPL offers free shared resources – books, film, history, big ideas – in a welcoming environment to foster meaningful connection and positive change in our dynamic City. PPL believes we are stronger the more fully we align our work and our resources toward equity, accessibility, inclusion, and representation of diverse experiences and perspectives. To succeed as a Library team member requires commitment to curiosity, inclusiveness, collaboration, and creativity. We enthusiastically invite you to apply.

PPL is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce of highly qualified staff to ensure broad perspectives, promote equity and inclusion, and connect to our wide community. Applicants with racially, ethnically, or culturally diverse identities or backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Current Job Openings


SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT (RIVERTON BRANCH)

Portland Public Library (PPL) is currently seeking a Senior Library Assistant for the Riverton Branch.

The Branch/Outreach Services Department extends the reach of the Portland Public Library through the delivery of public library services in the Portland neighborhoods. Reporting to the Riverton Branch Manager, this position is responsible for processing a variety of computer-assisted circulation transactions, responding to patron reader’s advisory and reference inquiries, answering a variety of public computing questions, and assisting with programming activities. This position additionally focuses on youth services, collaborating with the Riverton Branch Manager in preparing, promoting and executing a wide range of library offerings for babies, toddlers, school aged children, and their caregivers.

The Branch Senior Library Assistant works with a wide variety of the public and facilitates a variety of patron account matters. They must be able to interact effectively and manage sometimes difficult situations. This work is performed in a fast-paced environment and requires an exceptional level of customer service.

Hours & Pay: This is a union-represented, part-time, 20 hours per week onsite position, normally scheduled to work Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays. Pay begins at $19.12/hr.

Benefits & Other Details: Excellent benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement options (in lieu of Social Security), and paid leave.

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Application Details

To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest, and three professional references via email at careers@portlib.org or via mail to:

Human Resources
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland ME 04101

LIBRARY SHELVER (DOWNTOWN LIBRARY)

Portland Public Library (PPL) is currently seeking a Library Shelver at the Downtown Library. Reporting to the Lending Desk & Public Computing Supervisor, this position is responsible for ensuring that library collections are neat and orderly so that library patrons and staff can access them quickly and easily. Key aspects of the job are re-shelving and retrieving library materials.

This is a part-time, 16 hours per week onsite position. The schedule is to be determined between the supervisor and the successful applicant, but at least one shift will be scheduled for Saturdays. Shifts are a minimum of three hours. The rate of pay is $15.00/hr.

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Application Details

To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest, and three professional references via email at careers@portlib.org or via mail to:

Human Resources
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland ME 04101

 

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