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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.


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




$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:


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