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South Berwick Public Library Director Job Opening

The Town of South Berwick, Maine is looking for a library director who is an experienced, innovative, and community-orientated leader for our vibrant small town in Maine. Our beautiful and well-supported municipal library is downtown and serves a population of 7500+ people.

The director will oversee library operations, maintain and develop the collection, supervise employees and volunteers, manage budgets, and establish new programming that is creative and responsive to the needs of our community.

The right person for the job will enjoy working with a varied population in a collaborative environment, have excellent technical skills, a vision for coming out of the gate post-pandemic, great customer service skills and the desire to be a part of our community.

Applicants should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources and library trends, and be able to establish a good working relationship with patrons, community members, organizations, and town officials.   The position requires experience in administration, personnel, technology, and finance.

The successful applicant will possess strong leadership skills, independent judgment, and initiative.  The library is staffed with a full-time children's librarian, two part-time library assistants, dedicated volunteers, and is supported by an active Friends group and a Library Advisory Board.

Applicants should have experience in public library operations, have an MLIS degree, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

This is a 40-hour full-time position with a comprehensive benefit package. A degree in Library Science is preferred and experience is required. Salary range: $52,00-56,000.

Full Job Description

Submit resume, cover letter & work-related references by September 17, 2021 to:

Jennifer Janelle, Interim Town Manager

180 Main St., South Berwick, ME 03908