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Assistant Library Director, Watertown Free Public LIbrary (Watertown)

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking an innovative, creative, and effective librarian to fill the role
of Assistant Director. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Director will perform
supervisory, administrative and professional work to implement the goals and programs of the library and
oversee daily operations.

The ideal candidate is a resourceful and creative problem solver who is comfortable working in nuanced
and complex situations that can impact patrons, staff, and library services. They should have excellent
interpersonal skills and experience working through conflict. This position directly supervises library IT
and makerspace personnel making someone with a background and interest with library technology
particularly well-suited to the job. The candidate can expect to be deeply involved in facilities projects and
manages four custodians in concert with Department of Public Buildings staff. Above all, the successful
candidate will have commitment to people-centered service.

The Watertown Free Public Library is a busy mid-sized urban library that serves a rapidly growing and
diverse community. This library and its staff are deeply committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
Belonging and we seek someone who shares and demonstrates that commitment. Librarians who are
multilingual and from a diverse background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please read the complete job description before applying.


Master’s Degree in Library Science; five years of progressively responsible experience in library
administration including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$87,571.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary range begins

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at Applications are accepted by email;; fax 1-617-923-8195 or in the Personnel
Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.


2022-06-01 |  Quick link to this job