Position posted March 30, 2022

The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full time Youth Services Assistant (Teens) / Publicity Coordinator to join our team.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for delivering high quality library services to the users of the South Portland Public Library, with awareness of and adherence to the tenets of librarianship and intellectual freedom as articulated by the American Library Association.

This is a unique position with our library, with split responsibilities as both our Teen/Young Adult Librarian within our Youth Services department, as well Publicity Coordinator for the library in general.  

As our Youth Services Assistant overseeing Teen/Young Adult Services, the candidate participates in the delivery of library services within the Youth Services department, with a primary focus on the preteen/teen population. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and/or leading programs for youth ages 10-18; readers advisory and reference services; and occasional circulation activities.

As Publicity Coordinator, this position works across all departments within the library, producing, updating and distributing publicity material, both online, in-house, and in the community.

All duties are performed in a patron-centered environment, making certain that services are delivered effectively, efficiently, and professionally to all users of the South Portland Public Library.  This position reports to the library’s Youth Services Librarian and, in turn, to the Library Director. This position may occasionally supervise Library Aides, and volunteers.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.


Three (3) years of public library or related experience required. Experience with Innovative Interface’s Sierra LSP strongly preferred.

Must have flexibility to work evening and/or weekend hours.


The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more.  The City also offers health insurance “payment-in-lieu” and professional development opportunities.  We offer thirteen (13) paid holidays, fifteen (15) sick days annually, two (2) personal days, and vacation commensurate with relevant experience. The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with inspiring leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace where work/life needs are valued and supported; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  The City of South Portland values diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and embraces sustainable operations. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

 A full Job description is available HERE

Starting salary range: is currently $21.88 – $24.93 per hour ($42,666 – $48,613.76 annually), depending on experience. The position is eligible for annual step increases, and possible annual cost of living increases as approved by the City Council.

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. First round of interviews will be determined for all who apply on or before Friday, April 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume (as a single, combined, .pdf file) to: apply@southportland.org

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at https://www.southportland.org/departments/human-resources/job-opportunities/

You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422