Position Announcement: Library Director – Essex Library Association
The Essex Library, an active and vibrant force in the local community, is seeking a new Executive Director. The library serves the needs of Essex, CT residents, from toddlers to senior citizens, with a collection and programs that reflect the wide variety of interests of local patrons. Beyond the intellectual and cultural enrichment the Essex Library provides, it also serves as a vital community gathering space.
The Executive Director’s position requires an MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited school; at least five years of full-time library experience with demonstrable proficiency in administration and staff management; a commitment to involvement with the library and the community; strong familiarity with current and emerging library technologies; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to understand and manage the library’s budget and personnel; and a demonstrated ability to work with various constituencies including patrons, staff, Trustees; a very active Friends organization, and local officials.
The Executive Director position offers a minimum starting salary of $75,000 and options for a benefit package. Please send a cover letter and résumé by March 1 to: [email protected]. Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.