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Director, T. O. H. P. Burnham Library (Essex)

The Director will provide fiscal and operational management and innovative library services to the Town, and deliver support to the Library Trustees in meeting their obligations regarding policy making, reporting, and budgeting.

The Town of Essex is located on the Great Marsh of Cape Ann with a populations of 3,675. The Library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Consortium. The building is a shared space with the town offices in a renovated building built in 1894.


This position requires:

Experience hiring, managing and evaluating staff

Knowledge of the budgetary process and state requirements

Ability to develop and maintain effective working partnerships with staff, the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library and community partners

Excellent public relations and communications skills, verbally and in writing

Demonstrated ability in the use and management of library technology

The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in any field with a Masters Degree in Library and Information Service from an accredited institution preferred experience in a public library setting, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$31.05 - $33.88  / hour

Salary Notes

35 hours per week with a benefit package

Closing Date

How to Apply

All applications must contain a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Email to: or address to T. O. H. P. Burnham Library 30 Martin Street Essex, MA 01929 Attn: Job Posting. Review of material will continue until the position is filled. 

Town of Essex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Passing a drug and medical screening and a CORI check are required for employment in the Town of Essex.


2023-09-14 |  Quick link to this job