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Boomerangs Book and Media Librarian, Part Time 

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About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Boomerangs Book and Media Librarian  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

Under the supervision of the Media and Online Sales Manager, execute all aspects of book area in the Jamaica Plain location. This position is part time (approximately 24 hour/week).


  1. Organizing, stickering, and shelving a wide variety of incoming book donations
  2. Pricing and stocking VHS, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl, and Videogames
  3. Salvaging of book floor weekly and assisting Helpsy every Friday with salvage collection.
  4. Assist with customer inquiries; requires knowledge of Boomerangs operations and purchasing policies
  5. Keep all spaces organized and well labeled in JP backroom as well as on the shopping floor.
  6. Maintain consistent and effective communication with manager and other employees.
  7. Collect books from incoming donations that would be suitable for online sale.
  8. Occasional coverage of online operations including listing new merchandise, shipping orders, and responding to customer messages.
  9. Properly store and secure high value items until alternative sales strategy is determined by Media and Online Sales Manager.
  10. Assist shelving volunteers when necessary. Aid in training of new volunteers.
  11. Follow policies, procedures and guidelines regarding internal and external loss prevention
  12. Meet agency participatory expectations
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adhere to the highest principles of client confidentiality
  • Adhere to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; enforce agency’s policies and clinical procedures, including safety and crisis procedures.
  • Attend all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  1. Follow and enforce all company policies and procedures

Perform related duties and projects as assigned

Please visit our website to learn more about Boomerangs!

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


  • Minimum one year experience in retail.
  • Experienced knowledge of books and music, antiques, and collectible items.
  • Ability to keep work area and incoming clear and organized.
  • Superior verbal and written communication and customer service skills
  • Holidays and weekends are required. This is a part-time, hourly position. Hours will vary depending on season and staffing, with long hours often required certain times of the year when the department experiences a high volume of donations.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Experiences in antiquarian book appraisal a plus.
  • Familiarity with e-commerce a plus.
  • Each member of the Boomerangs management team should understand and support the mission of The AIDS Action Committee and be familiar with the programs and services of AAC.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to lift 40+lbs
  • Ability to stand for extended periods.

Category Retail  
Number Filled 1  
Location Boomerangs - Jamaica Plain  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number RET-19-00022  

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