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Full-time Assistant Librarian position

Position Type Staff
School Name Saint Peter's Prep
City, State Jersey City, NJ 
Posted 05/10/2019

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Full-time Assistant Librarian position

SY 2019-2020

Saint Peter's Prep invites applications for a full-time Assistant Librarian.

Preference for this position will be given to applicants who hold a degree in Library or Information Science, or are in the process of attaining one. Previous experience in a library and/or high school setting a plus.

Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s Prep is a Catholic, Jesuit high school of approximately 950 boys in downtown Jersey City, NJ, with a highly diverse population. In recent years we have completed a number of renovation and construction projects, including O’Keefe Commons (2011), Moriarty Science Center (2011), and Perkins Athletic Center (2016), Hogan Hall (2017), and Mulry Hall (2018).   

Saint Peter’s does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin or sexual orientation in any of its employment policies.  The school welcomes Catholics and non-Catholics who share in the educational objectives of our total program to apply.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter online at The cover letter should include a short statement of educational philosophy. Please do not fax or mail any materials.

Performance Responsibilities

  • Promote and encourage reading and information literacy skills through reading initiatives, book clubs, and themed book displays.

  • Encourage the use of educational technology and digital tools to enhance student learning.

  • Serve as an advocate for the school's library programs and services by utilizing a variety of communication and technology tools, including the use of social media.

  • Work with head librarian to create and facilitate engaging research lessons.

  • Monitor student behavior and maintain an environment that is conducive to student learning.

  • Perform daily library tasks, including shelving  in accordance with Library of Congress classification system, shelf-reading, and basic circulation duties.

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff and participate in professional development and school programming.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Librarian.


  • Experience working with teenagers.

  • Interest in library technology and in library makerspaces.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Ability to lift 40lbs.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms.

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in education or a STEM field a plus.

  • Work towards a MI, MLIS, or MLS degree a plus.

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