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Director, Gale Library (Newton, NH)

The Gale Library in Newton, NH has an immediate opening for a personable, innovative library director to manage the operations, services and resources of the library. The library serves a population of approximately 4600 residents in the town of Newton, located in southern New Hampshire right on the NH/MA border. Newton is about an hour from Boston, the seacoast and the mountains; major highways are easily accessible.

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for the operations of the library according to policy established by the board of trustees and per New Hampshire RSA’s and for the development and implementation of its service program, including:
Works closely with the Board of Trustees to set goals and policies.
Assists in the preparation of and administers the budget
Responsible for the design and implementation of services and programs for users of all ages
Organizes the development and maintenance of library collection
Hires and supervises all assistants, substitutes, volunteers
Oversees the maintenance and safety of the physical plant
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Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field (or equivalent certification) is preferred plus a minimum of 2-3 years of professional, public library experience (or equivalent job experience), including staff supervision and working with the public. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to multitask, proven skills in organizational management and administration, and proficiency with technology are required. A background check will be required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$59,000.00 - $61,000.00  / year

Closing Date

August 31, 2022

How to Apply

Address: Resumés, including a cover letter & 3 reference contacts, 2 of which must be professional, may be mailed to: 

Gale Library Board of Trustees
PO Box 329
Newton, NH 03858

Or submitted via email to:
with Library Director Position in the subject line.


2022-07-18 |  Quick link to this job