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Library Circulation Assistant


MacDowell, America’s first multidisciplinary artist residency program, seeks a part-time Library Circulation Assistant (LCA) to work at the James Baldwin Library in Peterborough, NH. Reporting to the Librarian, the LCA’s primary responsibilities are accessioning new works into the collection, shelving, and other facility upkeep tasks. The LCA helps to welcome and orient artists-in-residence, and assists them with collection searches and technological needs. The James Baldwin Library is open 365 days a year and serves a diverse group of ~300 artists-in-residence each year.


Essential skills include consistent attention to detail, strong interpersonal communication skills, a warm customer service orientation, experience with databases, comfort troubleshooting basic IT and AV issues, and the ability to work independently. Previous library or bookstore experience and a love of the arts are strong pluses. The LCA regularly lifts up to 10 lbs., reaches, bends, and performs a variety of physical tasks related to Library maintenance.


Base schedule is 20-22 hours a week, $15-20 per hour depending on experience; benefits include a flexible work schedule, paid time off (holiday, vacation, personal and sick time), FSA, and employer contributions to retirement.


Peterborough, NH


Email CV and cover letter to: employment@macdowell.org

Equal Opportunity Statement

MacDowell is committed to diversity and inclusion, and a more equitable arts and cultural sector. Our work requires a team that together represents a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. In our offices in Chelsea, New York and Peterborough, New Hampshire, we aim to create workplaces where a mix of talented people can do their best work and bring out the best in each other.  Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from populations underrepresented in the arts and nonprofits are strongly encouraged to apply.

MacDowell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.