Tower Hill Botanic Garden believes
diversity in nature promotes a healthy, vigorous garden. We believe that diversity
among our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous
organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of
race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status,
and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe in
diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity,
national origin, ability, and all the other traits that make us unique. Tower
Hill is an equal opportunity employer.
The Tower Hill Library is found on
the lower level of the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center and is home to more
than 8,000 materials on gardening and related topics. The resources found in Tower
Hill’s non-living library collections are subdivided into three
categories: 1) General Collections, including circulating and
non-circulating materials (e.g., books, DVDs, encyclopedias, directories,
journals); 2) Special Collections including rare print materials (e.g.,
herbals, compendiums) and institutional archives (e.g., annual reports,
exhibition records, correspondence); and 3) Teaching Collections including
decorative arts (e.g., portraits, furnishings, rugs, porcelain, silver
flatware). Due to COVID-19, the Library closed to the public in March 2020 and it
remains closed today. The seasonal Collections Maintenance Librarian will
complete collections maintenance projects that were deferred due to this
closure. Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Collections
Maintenance Librarian will complete the maintenance project that started prior
to the pandemic and update library records in accordance with the Collections
Complete the general collections weeding project.
Deaccession and dispose of weeded items in accordance
with the Collections Management Policy.
Update MassCat library records.
Update non-living collections PastPerfect records.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing with colleagues and
outside contacts such as members of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural
Demonstrated project management skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
adapts to change and comfortably shift gears .
effectively and respectfully with a diverse group of stakeholders.
decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently
demonstrates safe work behaviors.
A bachelors or masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program,
or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited library program is required
One year of professional experience in a library is required.
Experience working in a special library is a plus.
Competency in Microsoft Office and Teams, and database management software is
required. Knowledge of MassCat and
PastPerfect is a plus.
Librarian’s position is seasonal, hourly, and non-exempt from overtime. The
standard work schedule for thisposition is 40 hours per
week, Monday through Friday. We anticipate an April start and for the candidate
to remain on staff until the projects outlined above have been completed. There
may be an opportunity to take on additional projects in the future.
job operates primarily inThe
Tower Hill library. The role routinely
uses standard technology such computers, communications equipment, and
multi-function devices such as photocopiers.
items up to25pounds
Must be able to remain in a stationary
position 50% of the time
Must be able to access shelved books at various heights and to
Must be able to pack and ship books as required
Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with local
Note:Thesehave been identified as essential functions as
required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.