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Branch Manager, New Bedford Free Public Library (New Bedford)

Manages the overall service plan and daily operation of a branch library, including staff management, collection development and maintenance, services and programs, customer and community relations, outreach, developing partnerships and overseeing the general maintenance and security of the library building and grounds. 

Complete Job Description can be found here:


·         Master’s Degree in Library Science. 

·         Two years of relevant experience working in a library or a related library field.

·         Any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

·         Spanish speaking preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$61,649 - $76,304

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Applications with are cover letter are to be emailed to or mailed to, Personnel Department, City Hall Room 212, 133 William Street, New Bedford, Ma 02740.

The City of New Bedford has a residency requirement.  Employees are required to be residents of the City of New Bedford at the time of appointment, unless a specific waiver has been granted by the City Council with approval of the Mayor

The City of New Bedford is continuing to accept applications for open positions.  Our response time may be delayed due to the City responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation.  We encourage you to submit all applications by email to  All communication in regards to applications will be done through email.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Effective, November 9, 2020, all positions are posted for 15 days, unless otherwise determined a more appropriate time.  Employment applications will then be sent to the department and given the opportunity to review. If a suitable candidate is not found the City will repost the position.


2021-01-04 |  Quick link to this job