Job Opportunities

Page (Part-time), User Services Department -- Openings at Kennedy & Westergard Libraries (posted 11/26/14)

Under supervision, performs routine, repetitive tasks associated primarily with the sorting and shelving of books, media, and other library materials.

Hours: Approximately 12 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Shelving library materials and arranging in proper order; maintaining general orderliness of shelves and other public areas; emptying internal and external book drops; collection merchandising for some displays

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically; ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions; ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach and walk in the provision of library services; dexterity to handle books and other library materials; ability to read printed material; ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart; ability to stand for extended lengths of time

Salary: $8.25 per hour

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are required to have a criminal background check and hiring is contingent on a clean record. All Piscataway Township employees under 18 require working papers.

Apply to: Head of User Services, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Applications are also available at Kennedy or Westergard Libraries.

Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Junior Library Assistant (Part-time), User Services Department, Kennedy Library (posted 12/03/14)

Under general direction of the Senior Library Assistant and the Head of the User Services Department, performs routine circulation functions and provides excellent customer service.

Hours: Approximately 8-15 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Circulation Desk duties: Charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system; entering and updating library cards in an automated system; handling issues with overdues and other account information; handling incoming reserves and pulling expired holds; answering the phone and responding to directional questions; handling money

  • Follows procedures for opening and closing the building

  • Maintaining order in the library as needed

  • Other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate; ome knowledge of clerical methods and practices and the use of office equipment; some experience handling money or using a cash register; ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions; ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff; ability to learn routine operations of computer equipment; knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, use of email and standard office computer programs

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach and walk in the provision of library services; dexterity to handle books and other library materials, as well as keyboards and other office equipment; ability to read printed material and computer screens, and to write clearly and effectively; ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart; ability to sit or stand for extended lengths of time; vocal and hearing ability to communicate clearly, courteously and accurately with customers and co-workers; the ability to travel to and from and between libraries

Salary: $16.56 per hour

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are subject to the successful completion of a three-month performance evaluation period. Offers of employment will be conditional pending the completion of a criminal background check, which is part of our pre-employment procedures.

Apply to: Head of User Services, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Applications are also available at Kennedy or Westergard Libraries.

Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.