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Programming and Community Engagement Manager - Librarian II, Cary Memorial Library (Lexington)

Cary Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic, curious, and self-motivated librarian to join our team as Programming and Community Engagement Manager. Are you looking for a programming position at a library where fun is a core value and where budgets and community interest allow us to take risks and dream big? If so, this may be your next job!

We’re looking for an individual with strong customer service skills, a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and the desire to work positively with a diverse constituency. Our ideal candidate will lead a talented staff who are passionate about bringing ideas into being. Sometimes that means developing a new thematic series or exhibition  from the ground up, sometimes it means amplifying the work of local residents and groups, and sometimes it means being a safe space for challenging community conversations. We program both for joy and for purpose.

On January 27, 2019, the Cary Memorial Library celebrated 150 years of service to a marvelous, diverse community that LOVES and supports its library. Come join us and help write the next chapter in our proud history.

Schedule: This position is full time (37 hours/week) with one evening/week and every 4th Saturday. Schedule may be flexed based on programming needs. This is a union position.

Complete position description available at


- Five (5) years' experience providing library programs and community engagement projects.
- Prior supervision and budgeting skills highly desirable. Language skills are a plus.
- A Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
- For a complete list of qualifications see

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$30.28 - $36.66 hourly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Closing Date

Open until filled, priority given to applications in by 3/22/2019.

How to Apply

Preference given to applications received before 5pm on March 22, 2019. Please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to Andrea Morrison, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 ( EO/AAE.



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