The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future.
Appointed by an elected board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. This is an in-person (not remote) position that requires independent judgment, initiative and proven management skills, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations. The Director will also be working closely with the Library Trustees on plans for the construction of a new library facility.
Summary of Responsibilities: The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of eight plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; and community and vendor relations. The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills. Our goal is to identify an individual who can embrace the role of manager with grace and enthusiasm while demonstrating the ability to listen and reflect.
Educational Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree plus substantial work experience in a management position at a public library may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
Work Experience Requirements: At least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.
Hours, Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($55,598 – 73,133) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary is not expected to exceed $63,024, and will be dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.
The Barrington Community: With a population approaching 10,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus. Residents enjoy the town’s rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, as well as a robust range of activities offered by the town’s Recreation Department.
A complete job description can be found here. Applicants should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Susan Gaudiello, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.
Applications received by October 17, 2022 will be given priority consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.
The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.