Library Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512681-777963
    • Job Location: Redmond, WA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 18, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title:  Library Assistant

Position Type:  Non-Faculty, Non-exempt, Part time 12mo.

Reports to:  LS and MS/US Librarians

Start Date:  Immediately

Pay Rate:  $18/hr.

Closing Date:  When Filled

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – grade 12. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Please see our website,, for additional information.

Job Summary

Library Assistants assist with the daily operations of the three school libraries. They desire to serve and interact with the school community, and are excited to learn about and provide access to a broad range of Preschool to 12th grade student, parent, and professional resources.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position

Experience and Skills:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Open and close library
  • Run the Circulation desk which involves checking books in and out, preparing classroom circulation reports, maintaining patron accounts, resolving overdue book issues, collecting and resolving fines, initiating overdue reports
  • Prepare print and or non-print-materials for circulation
  • Place orders with vendors for materials needed for the libraries
  • Perform clerical tasks (e.g. typing, answering phone, processing, photocopying, and sending requests for maintenance of work areas, and/or computer issues)
  • Shelve print material and “read” shelves to maintain collection accessibility
  • Supervise Accelerated Reader™ testing, troubleshoot testing issues and use Renaissance Place™ website to maintain Accelerated Reader™ point board throughout the school year
  • Support Librarians with library classes, assist with research projects involving the integration of Information Literacy skills (finding, accessing and using information) and Computer skills
  • Assist with the annual library inventory
  • Keep the libraries clean and orderly

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Interest in Children’s literature
  • Willingness to pursue biblical standards in areas of conduct and communication
  • Willingness to work as a team player to support the school’s standards, policies and practices
  • Desire to communicate truthfully, positively, and purposefully with others
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility with new or changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently on projects and the initiative to determine various tasks needed to be completed (e.g. keep tables clean, fill paper trays, replace supplies)
  • Ability to work concurrently on several tasks
  • Experience working with computers and printers and ability to learn to use and work with various databases as needed
  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct

Physical Requirements

  • Able to shelve and organize books on low shelves
  • Able to lift and carry 10lbs short distances
  • Able to perform various cleaning and tidying duties
  • Able to read from a computer monitor
  • Fine motor skills necessary for typing and for processing and repairing books
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position
  • Valid/Current CPR, First Aid, AED Certification


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.