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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library's special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other items of significant historic interest. The Associates mission is to ensure continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.


Assistant to the Executive Director

Reporting to the Associates’ Executive Director, the candidate will provide administrative support to ensure that office operations run smoothly. The candidate will be an active partner in the Associates’ fundraising efforts. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Fundraising Committee, and the Associates Board of Directors, the candidate will oversee day-to-day development activities, including maintaining donor records, gift processing, and donor correspondence. The candidate will also play a crucial role in planning for events of varying sizes, from the annual 400-person gala to small cultivation events and private donor tours. Full position description and qualification requirements (PDF).



How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample (one page maximum length) to In the subject header of the email, please write the job title for the position you are interested in. Alternatively, the materials can be mailed to: Personnel Committee, Associates of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02143. Do not submit both electronic and hardcopy materials.

No phone calls please.

For more information about the Associates of the Boston Public Library, please visit the Associates online. For more information about the Boston Public Library, visit The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity.