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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Canton. The Town of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

8/31/2022 - Library Aide I: Children's

Library Aide I: Children's

The Town of Canton is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Library Aide I in our busy and dynamic Children’s department.  This is an excellent position for someone looking for mentoring, training, and experience in the diverse duties required for children’s library services professionals.  Responsibilities of the position include: planning and carrying out children’s programming (particularly with children age 4 and under); staffing the children’s desk; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; creating signs, flyers, and displays; processing library materials; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; and other routine library and office tasks.  
Qualified applicants must possess a high school diploma and have experience working in a customer-facing environment, including experience working directly with children.  Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a library or early childhood education environment preferred.  The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with children, tweens, and families; be familiar and current with children’s literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages.  Strong computer and technology skills are essential.  MLS candidates are encouraged to apply.

The position is approximately 15-17 hours per week, year-round.  Evening and weekend availability is a must as the schedule will include some evening hours (until 8 p.m.)  and at least one Saturday per month in rotation.  $18.67/hour, no benefits. 

Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at EOE

Applications and resumes must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September16, 2022 to: Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, PO Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022; Attention: Robert Skinner or email

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