Circulation/Reference Intern, Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Boston Athenæum

Circulation/Reference Intern

The Boston Athenӕum


The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable and reliable candidate to work two days a week (Mondays, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon to 8:00 p.m.) with the addition of occasional Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Reader Services. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary.



  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks; answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Create reader advisory materials
  • Research
  • Maintain usage statistics
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of books


Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills


Starts immediately. Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Warnement, William D. Hacker Head of Reader Services,

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