The library will be CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY until further notice.
The Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford, NH is currently seeking a dynamic and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily utilized 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 service and functions as a Department Head for the Town of Milford. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.
The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library’s Strategic Plan which includes a future facility renovation/expansion project.
The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community - advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.
They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing. They must also have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends.
The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity. It is a full-time, exempt, non-bargaining position. Full time is 40 hours per week as scheduled and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the library offers a competitive salary range ($70,000 – $89,000) as well as a town benefits package.
A complete job description can be found here. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to WadleighCareers@gmail.com. Applications received by September 23, 2023 will be given priority consideration.
To apply for future positions, please fill out and submit a library application form.
(Printed copies are available at the library or available online below).
We keep all applications on file for 1 year after receipt.
Thank you for your interest!
The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer