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Assistant Director, Wellesley Free Library (Wellesley)

Are you an experienced, organized professional who can juggle multiple tasks, change gears quickly, and work independently while playing a leading role in team management? The Wellesley Free Library seeks its next Assistant Director - a strong communicator who is a fearless, flexible and fun team leader.  In addition to being outgoing, confident, perceptive, and savvy, this position requires a high level of emotional intelligence. The successful candidate values: a positive attitude; the expertise of a knowledgeable staff; thoughtful innovation; and creative approaches to building upon the Library's history of excellent patron service.

The Assistant Director forms productive relationships and partnerships with community leaders, patrons, performers, donors, and libraries in Massachusetts. The Assistant Director supports the Director in transforming big ideas into strategic results-driven initiatives by recruiting, developing, and motivating an outstanding staff; by evaluating and delegating projects appropriately; by promoting inclusion and diversity; and by effectively communicating the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives to the broader Wellesley community.

The Town of Wellesley is an active and well-educated community located 15 miles west of Boston, MA. In fiscal year 2018, the Main Library and two branches served 398,169 visitors. 133, 368 questions were answered, 782,598 items circulated and 1,550 programs were held with 36,358 attendees. The Library maintains a collection of over 230,000 physical items and over 80,000 e-materials. Currently, the Library has a staff of over 60 people, totaling 37.2 FTE. The Library has plans to renovate its building in the spring of 2021.

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Requirements include a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and five years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including supervisory experience.  The work schedule is typically M-F and will include evenings or weekends, as needed.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Anticipated hiring range $67,930 - $85,990, DOQ, excellent benefits (health & dental insurance, vacation, retirement plan)

Closing Date

June 21, 2020

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a PDF to by June 21, 2020.  EOE/AA


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