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Town of Freeport Maine - Library Director

Start Date: April 02, 2024 | End Date: May 17, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Library

The Town of Freeport, Maine (pop. 8,737) is seeking a community-oriented leader to be its next  Library Director. Freeport is a desirable residential community, as well as one of Maine’s leading tourist destinations with millions of annual visits to its vibrant businesses including the world-famous retailer L.L. Bean. Known for its coastal and recreational amenities, Freeport is conveniently located 20 miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city.  

The Director is responsible for the daily operation of the library, including policy and program development and implementation; management of an annual budget of approximately $600,000; and supervision of both full and part-time staff. The Library Director must be able to work within the political and social structures of the community and to communicate effectively with staff and town management. The Library Director is appointed by the Town Manager, confirmed by the seven (7) member Town Council, and will report to the Assistant Town Manager. 

Candidates should possess strong leadership skills, as well as extensive knowledge of current best practices in library management, policies, and standards. The ideal candidate will not only have the technical and managerial skills of a director, but will be equally accomplished in building connections with staff, patrons, the community, and other stakeholders.

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in library operations, including internal administration and development activities. Graduation from an accredited college or university required, with a Master’s degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university strongly preferred. Candidates demonstrating an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for the position. For more information on the position, please visit the Employment page of the Town's website at https://www.freeportmaine.com/employment

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and 3 professional references by April 25, 2024 to:
Library Director Search
Town of Freeport
30 Main Street
Freeport, ME  04032

Email applications may be sent to jhawley@freeportmaine.com. Review of applications will begin on April 29 and position will remain open until filled.

The Town of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and those we serve. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for employment.

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