Job Posting: Library Director
Blanding Public Library
Candidates are sought for the position of Director of the Blanding Public Library, to start in the mid to late summer of 2017. This is a salaried position of approximately 25-30 hours per week. The Director is responsible for management of all aspects of library services, including planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting, in conformity with policies established by the Board of Trustees, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and applicable laws and bylaws. The Director serves under the Board of Trustees of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, which owns and operates the Library as well as the Carpenter Museum and the Arts in the Village music series. The Trustees develop library policy and budget with the professional advice of the Director, who manages the library’s operations.
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, adaptability, initiative, tact, and good judgment, as well as knowledge of professional library principles and regulations, and the ability to direct the work of others and to work with related organizations and the Rehoboth community. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements as spelled out by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, including a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate library school, and progressively responsible library experience, including administrative and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and education demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
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