Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library:

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded leader as its next Library Executive Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of approximately $300,000 with support from the local towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Edgecomb.  Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Library. Our historic library building has recently been renovated with plans for future expansion.  To learn more about our library and this position, please visit our website at: https://bbhlibrary.org/about/employment-opportunities/executive-director-job-description/.

Responsibilities:  The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to:  budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required with a minimum of four years of professional library experience or equivalent.  Preferred qualifications include:

  • minimum of three years of library administration
  • fundraising and grant writing skills
  • experience reporting to a governing board
  • understanding of budget processes
  • supervision of staff members and volunteers
  • construction or renovation experience
  • working effectively with town officials and other public constituencies

For additional information or to apply please contact the Board of Trustees via email: bhmemoriallibrary@gmail.com.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by March 10, 2017.

Compensation:  The position offers a hiring salary range of $48,000-58,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.