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Interim Director, Fobes Memorial Library (Oakham)

The Fobes Memorial Library in Oakham, MA seeks an interim director to manage all aspects of library operations while the director is on leave beginning mid-July. This position is part time at 19.5 hrs/wk and offers a flexible time frame based on interest, ideally 3-9 months. Weekly schedule would include working two of the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday as well as some Saturdays. The library is closed on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

The Fobes Memorial Library is the heart of the town of Oakham and an active community center that serves a rural population of roughly 1,900. We offer numerous weekly programs for children, teens and adults which the interim director will be responsible for planning, promoting and facilitating with the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers. Other duties required include assisting patrons with any reference, technology and readers' advisory questions, maintaining the library's website and social media platforms, supervising our staff of five part-time employees, working with the town accountant to complete payroll and billing, and in general maintaining the library's warm and welcoming atmosphere.  


Candidates should possess a BA/BS and have a strong interest in library studies. Experience and a passion for working with children is required.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




15.00-19.00 DOE

Closing Date


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to


2019-06-19 |  Quick link to this job