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Assistant Director & Head of Adult Services, Lynnfield Public Library (Lynnfield)

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking an innovative, self-starting person to join our collaborative team as the Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services. The Lynnfield Public Library is on the waitlist for a new building and this is an excellent position for someone with proven leadership abilities, a commitment to accessibility, and an enthusiasm for bringing high caliber programming to a welcoming community. Includes professional development funding, excellent vacation, and benefits. 


•Assists the Director in administrative duties, including planning, organizing, and administering the operations, personnel, collections, outreach, and services of the Library. 
•In the absence of the Director, responsible for all operations of the Library, including staff supervision, responding to emergencies, and representing the Library to the media and community. 
•Oversees all public relations, promotional and publicity efforts for all media outlets for Library services.
•Researches, implements and administers grant opportunities and activities. 
•Oversees building maintenance and custodial services to ensure that the facilities are clean, safe, and a pleasant environment for Library staff and patrons. 
•Plans, executes, and evaluates program planning and service delivery for adults of all ages that reflects a variety of diversified cultural and educational interests. Maintains budget for programming and outreach. 
•Evaluates and determines use of adult volunteers within the Library. As Volunteer Coordinator, recruits, selects, schedules, trains, and supervises adult Library volunteers. 
•Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the Library profession. Stays current with Library policies and procedures. Updates staff accordingly. 
•Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed by the Director.


Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program with a minimum of three years’ professional public library experience with emphasis on working directly with the public, two years in administration preferred. Will include one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per month on the Adult Reference Desk. The Assistant Director will be on call on Saturdays for Reference Services during the summer when Head of Reference Services is unavailable. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$29.39 - $33.62  / hour

Salary Notes

$29.39 to $33.62 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Union position with full municipal benefits.

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: 

Abigail Porter, Library Director

Lynnfield Public Library 

18 Summer Street 

Lynnfield, MA 01940 


2022-08-15 |  Quick link to this job