Employment Opportunities

Any employment opportunities at Baxter Memorial Library will be posted on the Town of Gorham’s website under the Employment tab.


Part-Time Library Assistant in Youth Services

The Town of Gorham Gorham is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for one, regular part-time (20 hour/week) position of Library Assistant for Baxter Memorial Library’s Youth Services.

This position performs a variety of routine paraprofessional and clerical duties in a busy environment under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian. The Library Assistant establishes and solidifies patron relationships by providing excellent customer service to diverse patrons of all ages, including extensive interaction with children and teens in particular. The Library Assistant will help provide targeted year round programming for the families of Gorham in the area of early literacy through the “Littlest Learners Literacy Program,” with emphasis on serving the families of children ages birth through age 3. Work is varied in nature and may involve irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

Funding for this position is approved annually by the Town Manager and School Superintendent, which is contingent on an annual extension of the Littlest Learners Literacy Program agreement and the annual budget approval processes for the Gorham School Committee and Gorham Town Council.

REQUIREMENTS:  High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree in a related field preferred. Prior experience working directly with the public in a customer-oriented position required. Prior experience working with children preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Salary: Grade 2, Step 1: $16.80/hour

To view a copy of the full job description
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To Apply:
Please print and submit a Town of Gorham Employment Application, available HERE or the pdf link below. Applications are also available at Baxter Memorial Library and the Town Manager’s Office during normal business hours. Please be sure to complete all fields on the application. Cover letter and/or resume optional.
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Completed Applications:
May be submitted by regular mail, hand delivered, or emailed to:

Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Human Resources
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408

Baxter Memorial Library is continually accepting applications for its list of on call, part time, Substitute Library Assistants to cover employees’ absences. These applications are periodically reviewed.

Ideal candidates are those looking to broaden their library experience and build valuable skills and relationships. Duties include providing excellent customer service while staffing the circulation desk in either Adult or Youth Services as assigned. Considerable contact with the public, both in-person and by phone is required along with effective communication skills. Prior experience working in or volunteering for libraries is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered.

The pay rate is $12.50 per hour.

To Apply:
Please print and submit a Town of Gorham Employment Application.
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To view a copy of the job description
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Applications are also available at the library during normal business hours.

Completed Applications:
May be submitted by regular mail, hand delivered, or emailed to:

James Rathbun
Library Director
Baxter Memorial Library
71 South Street
Gorham, ME 04038
jrathbun@msln.net