The Board of Trustees of the Paul Memorial Library in Newfields is seeking a creative, customer oriented, and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, strong communication skills, talented in all areas of programming, and a true people person.
The Paul Memorial Library is located in rural Newfields, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire serving a population of 1,700.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.
Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees’ approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries. The Director manages 2-3 part-time employees.
Interpersonal skills: Abilaity to manage and work with patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and town departments. The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, and local officials; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library and other non-profits in the town. The library environment in Newfields is open and welcoming.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands: Normal library environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc. Will use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Involves travel to meetings and conferences; and attendance at evening meetings. Other physical skills necessary to perform the job.
Salary: Starting pay of $20.00- $22.00 /hour, commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week. There are no benefits.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
To apply: Send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, references, along with your resumé, to: Win Fream Chairman Board of Trustees, Paul Memorial Library. [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.paulmemoriallibrary.org