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Associate Librarian for The Mother Church Reading Room (10-19 hours)
Job Category: Reading Room
Requisition Number: ASSOC01110
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Posted: March 12, 2019
Part-Time
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MA - Boston TFCCS
Boston, MA 02115, USA
Job Details
Description
Department:                The Mother Church Reading Rooms                         
SUMMARY
Pastor Emeritus and Church founder, Mary Baker Eddy, took great care in the selection of The Mother Church Reading Room Librarian and she describes the ideal candidate in her Church Manual: “He or she shall have no bad habits, shall have had experience in the Field, shall be well educated, and a devout Christian Scientist.” (Man. 63:23–2 (to .)  As a footnote to the “Librarian” section in the Manual, Mrs. Eddy describes the rule of conduct for a Reading Room where her Christian Science textbook is sold: “No idle gossip, no slander, no mischief-making, no evil speaking shall be allowed.” (Man. 81:23)
As an Associate Librarian, you will “takes charge” (Man 64:19) when they are serving in the Reading Room and are held to this standard of conduct. In support of this healing activity, you will pray for and metaphysically defend the mission and activity of The Mother Church Reading Room. You will works as a team member that, through prayer and an understanding of Christian Science, connects with the community and prays regularly recognizing its strengths, and its needs, and challenges.  You will take on a variety of projects depending on individual strengths (i.e. running resource groups, training fellow employees, reports, editing, etc). You are responsible for understanding and being familiar with all of the products put out by the Christian Science Publishing Society, and are responsible for promoting and selling these products while supporting and maintaining an environment of healing and spiritual discovery. Membership in The Mother Church and Primary class instruction required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

STAFF MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTACTS
Reporting Relationships
Supervisor:  TMC Librarian/Manager with close working relationship with the entire team.
Supervises:  May supervisor one or more fellow staff members in training.
Regular Contacts
Employees, vendors, professionals, customers

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education/Experience
College degree or equivalent and previous experience in a retail environment.  Experience in the Christian Science field (i.e., branch church work, field work, etc.)
Knowledge/Skills
Solid knowledge of Reading Room/CS Publishing Society products. Demonstrated skill in Christian Science. Demonstrated skills in driving projects and working on a team.  Strong sales, communication, and customer service skills.  Familiarity with public thought and trends and other faith backgrounds, or willing to learn; 
Technology Skills
Strong skills in the Google suite of products, technology, CSPS electronic products, and the use of the internet.
Work Environment
Retail/Sales environment
Engagement with Christian Science
Membership in The Mother Church and Primary class instruction required.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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