Tuesday, November 19 at 12:00 pm

We’re Hiring: Looking for our next Library Director!

Museum & Archives Director 

General Statement of Duties
The Director provides leadership for the Stockbridge Library Association under direction of its Board of Trustees and is responsible for all aspects of Library services and programs. Primary responsibilities involve the overall direction of the Library; staff supervision; budget and report preparation; collection development and materials selection; oversight of program development and marketing; and effective interfacing with community groups and boards. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates day-to-day aspects of library services to ensure their highest quality and to maximize cost-effectiveness. Performs a variety of complex professional administrative and supervisory duties requiring leadership, independent judgment, and technical expertise in all areas of library/information science as well as general personnel and fiscal management, planning, policy and building development, marketing, and public relations. This is a full-time salaried position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Hire and supervise all Library, Museum & Archives and contract staff including prioritizing their workload, scheduling, evaluations, in-house training’s, and establishing and maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service
• Prepare and administer a fiscally responsible annual budget
• Insure that billing and payment procedures follow generally accepted accounting principles
• Select all materials for purchase, weed collections, and assist patrons at public service desk
• Oversee program development, marketing, and social media initiatives
• Lead the organization’s strategic planning process
• Work closely with Trustees to generate greater community awareness and use of the Library and its services
• Act as professional/technical advisor to the Board of Trustees on policy, finances, planning, library performance, and laws affecting libraries
• Implement board policy and interpret library policy for the public
• Collaborate with members of the Board of Trustees and the Development Officer in all-relationship building and fundraising activities
• Represent the Library at town meetings and at other local and state venues, including networking with C/W MARS,’MBLC, and MLS members
• Prepare reports to the Board and, as necessary, to other constituencies
• Ensure that the building and grounds are properly maintained, including planning for long-term capital needs and routine maintenance items
• Oversee technology development and plan for Library, Museum & Archives, including digitization efforts

Education and Experience
A Master of Library/lnformation Science Degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school of Library Science is required. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including management and supervisory experience, which demonstrates considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision, and extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work. Must possess a superior customer service attitude, demonstrated computer and Internet literacy, excellent oral and written communication skills, and willingness to work as a productive and positive member of a team.

Come to the Berkshires!
The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives seeks a dynamic visionary as our next Director!

Position Opening: Library Director, Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

Location: Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Salary: Regionally competitive salary with benefits (health/dental insurance, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, 401K retirement plan)

Hours: Full-time, some evenings and weekends

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Stockbridge area offers history, celebrity, romance and intrigue. We are home to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Naumkeag, The Berkshire Theatre Group, Chesterwood, Berkshire Botanical Garden, the Red Lion Inn, Austen Riggs Center and our annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. With a year-round population of approximately 1,800 that expands substantially during the summer months, the region offers excellent year-round outdoor recreational activities at your doorstep.

Reporting to the 13-member Board of Trustees–the Stockbridge Library Association (a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization), the Library Director is responsible for the operations of this historic library that is a vibrant center of our community. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of its services and programs, including: assisting the board with long-range planning and policy development, and managing all library resources, including budgets, personnel; coordination with the Central Western Massachusetts Library System (CW/MARS) and related Evergreen software to help promote and improve system service; provide library outreach and serve as liaison with town officials and the community. The director also oversees the maintenance and security of our beautiful newly renovated (in 2016) library building and grounds.

This is an exciting time for the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives as we are developing enhanced initiatives around excellence in children’ s, teen, and adult programming along with special events that are hallmarks of our community-oriented library.

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science (or degree in progress) from an A.L.A. accredited institution plus a minimum of two to three (2-3) years of progressively responsible public library leadership, administration, and management experience. Because the director hires, mentors and supervises all library personnel, including substitutes and volunteers, at least two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.

Preferred candidates should have demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in public libraries and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a commitment to improving and expanding existing and new library programs through grant writing and fundraising initiatives. Technology requirements include demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Google, OCLC and the ability to learn various software applications including Evergreen, CW/MARS and other computer related applications as needed.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) to Jim Daily, Chair, Search Committee, SLA Board of Trustees at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020. No phone calls please.
The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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