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Library Director, Thompson Free Library (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)

The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft is seeking a qualified professional to serve as Director of Library Services. This salaried, full-time management position is responsible for all aspects of library operations and reports to the seven-member Executive Committee of the Thompson Free Library Association.

Located in the shiretown of Piscataquis County, and serving Dover-Foxcroft and surrounding communities, the Thompson Free Library has been a respected cultural institution since its founding in 1897. The facility was renovated and expanded through a successful Capital Campaign concluded in 2006, and is open 40 hours each week, Tuesday through Saturday.

The Director oversees an annual budget of $259,000, including a municipal appropriation of $197,000 from the Town of Dover-Foxcroft and income generated from the library’s endowment. The staff includes a full-time children’s librarian and three part-time clerks, as well as contracted services for bookkeeping and building maintenance. Library collections include 35,000 books, with a strong genealogy and Maine section, a video/audio book section with 3,500 selections, and a full range of periodicals. The library has Wi-Fi internet connectivity and maintains 7 computers for public use.

The successful Director candidate will have excellent customer service and communications skills, a strong commitment to public programming and community outreach for adults and children, and familiarity with technology and library automated systems.

The Thompson Free Library offers a competitive compensation package, with a starting salary in the $40,000 range, full health insurance coverage, and Maine State Retirement System benefits.

The new Director is expected to begin work on or about Nov. 17, 2020.

https://www.thompson.lib.me.us/

Qualifications

Five years’ previous library experience is desired. Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field; a Master’s in Library Science is preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$40,000 range

Closing Date

Until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest from qualified candidates will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Executive Committee

Thompson Free Library

186 East Main St.

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426

Or Email applications to: nbgrantme@gmail.com

Posted

2020-09-04 |  Quick link to this job