The Town of Danvers seeks applications for the full-time benefitted position of Library Director, a position that serves under the direction of an elected, nine-member Board of Trustees. The Town of Danvers is a reputable Town on the North Shore, providing a supportive and welcoming environment for Town staff – including a commitment to professional development and policies to support a healthy work/life balance. The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of the Library, and for providing services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, historical, and educational needs of the community. The Director works in close collaboration with the Town Manager and School Superintendent.
The Town will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in the qualification section of the job description is labeled required. Desired qualifications include any combination of: Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university by the American Library Association; ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience and managerial experience, including a well-developed approach to supervision that is grounded in leadership; experience with budget development and administration, public purchasing and facility maintenance, and board and municipal government relations; excellent written and oral communications skills, and technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries required; and a commitment to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration. A valid driver’s license is required. For a full job description, please click here.
A typical work week for this position is 40 hours, and the anticipated hiring range (DOQ) is $78,670 to $105,023. Excellent benefits.
To apply please send a Town application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or by email to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of June 4, 2021.
The Town of Danvers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact us at [email protected] or 978-777-0001 ext. 3030 in advance to request assistance.
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