Assistant Director, Springfield Free Public Library, Springfield
Monday, February 08, 2021 09:33 AM

The Springfield Free Public Library is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated librarian to assume the newly created position of Assistant Director.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an accredited program•NJ Professional Librarian certificate, or eligibility to apply for one
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in a public library
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong competency in basic library IT
  • Strong competency in social media
  • Ability to mentor and motivate employees
  • Experience with grant writing a plus
  • Experience in Youth Services a plus
Duties to include:
  • Responsibility for oversight of routine maintenance tasks that occur on a regular basis, including roof inspection, fire extinguisher inspection, gutter cleaning, lawn sprinkler system, landscape upgrades, HVAC switchover
  • Handle all staff scheduling, including vacation, sick and personal days as well as public service desk hours.
  • Assist with IT problems as necessary
  • Along with Director, attend all library board meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Perform annual evaluations for all non-professional employees.
  • Provide coverage at the Youth Services desk when necessary.
  • Provide regular rotation of coverage at the adult services reference desk when necessary.
  • Assist Library Director in developing new program series, including a reconstituted library book discussion group.
  • Assume responsibility for all library functions and operations when the Director is on vacation or otherwise unavailable.
  • All other duties as delegated by the Library Director
This is a full time position constituting a minimum of 35 hours per week and which may include the occasional scheduling of evening and weekend hours, including Sundays. Hiring Range for this position is $65,000-$70,000, with an accompanying benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to Library Director Dale Spindel at [email protected] no later than March 2, 2021. The Springfield Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

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