Due to a retirement, the Waterford Public Library Board is seeking a dynamic, energetic and creative person with strong dedication to community and customer service to become our Library Director. The Director is responsible for administration of all aspects of library services, and will work actively with the library, staff, community groups, including our own Friends of the Library, as well as local and regional agencies to promote library/community relations. The Library Director reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library, including formulating the library’s budget and overseeing the 18,239 square ft. physical structure. The qualified candidate will be a strong leader and communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills and have an open door policy for both staff and patrons.
Waterford is an established community in Racine County, WI, and located 29 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The Village of Waterford’s population is more than 5,300 residents with a surrounding service population of more than 22,000 people. As the cornerstone of the community, the beautiful Waterford Public Library is centrally located in the village and next to the Fox River. The library enjoys local support, with a collection of more than 98,000 items and an annual circulation of more than 184,000 items. The library has a very knowledgeable and tenured staff which includes 4 full time and 12 part time employees, and it is a member of the Lakeshores Library System and the SHARE automation consortium.
Qualifications: Master’s in Library Science (ALA accredited), ability to obtain Grade 1 Public Librarian Certification, plus at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a public library, including at least 2 in a supervisory position. Grant writing experience a plus. Salary starts at $60,000 with potential to earn more depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. A complete position description can be found at www.waterfordwi.org/employment.
Applications accepted through the end of the day: Friday, February 15, 2019. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Don Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, submit a Village of Waterford online employment application at www.waterfordwi.org/employment.