Library Director (Vergennes, VT)

LIBRARY DIRECTOR – BIXBY MEMORIAL FREE LIBRARY, VERGENNES

About the Bixby and the Community

Located in the beautiful little city of Vergennes, the Bixby Library is an incorporated non-profit that serves a five-town community of 8,000 residents. Built in 1911, the library is notable as one of the top ten historical buildings in the state of Vermont.  The Bixby’s annual budget is $264,638 with a staff of 3.8 FTE and a team of committed volunteers. With a new strategic plan adopted last year, the Bixby is on an ambitious course to generate excitement, fulfill community needs and increase support from its residents.

We are located close to the shores of Lake Champlain, an easy drive to the college towns of Burlington and Middlebury. Steeped in history, Addison County offers many outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, kayaking and skiing. The restaurant scene is Vergennes is vibrant and our opera house regularly schedules cultural events and concerts.

The Job & Qualifications

Our new director will recognize the tremendous opportunity to lead the staff in building partnerships, marketing the library, advocating for the Bixby and ensuring that library operations are responsive to community needs. We are looking for an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required.  The job description is available at www.bixbylibrary.org.

Salary range: $45,000 – $55,000, commensurate with qualifications and skills. Paid holidays and sick time.

Send a letter of interest, indicating how your qualifications match our requirements, and a resume to searchcommittee@bixbylibrary.org by March 5, 2018 for first consideration. Position is available in late June.

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