Library Director
Town of Cape Elizabeth
Thomas Memorial Library

The Town of Cape Elizabeth’s Thomas Memorial Library is in search of a dynamic new Library Director for our very active library.

The Library Director is responsible for the daily operation of the library, including scheduling, staffing, policy development and implementation, budgeting, management of library accounts, staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and development, building maintenance and planning. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with the Thomas Memorial Library Committee, the Town Council, and the Town Manager. Also maintains good working relationships with area libraries and other town departments.

Responsible for the professional adequacy as well as the total effectiveness of library services and programs, directing five full-time librarians, who are assigned to specific responsibilities for technical services, reference, circulation, young adult, and children’s services, and having ultimate supervision of the part-time staff. Personnel management should focus heavily on motivation of courteous, responsive services to library patrons by all staff members, service that is critical to attainment of the library’s goals and objectives. The Director performs regular shifts at the circulation/reference desk, and performs related work as required.

The Library Director is responsible for maintaining statistics and submitting an annual report to the Town of Cape Elizabeth and to the Thomas Memorial Library Committee. The Director works with considerable independence subject to the general supervision of the Town Manager.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and considerable experience in the operation of a library, including internal administrative and developmental activities, are minimum requirements for this position. Also: knowledge of both traditional and technology-based resources; knowledge of networks and the Internet; and a commitment to professional development.

This position is full time based on 40 hours per week. Competitive health benefits, ICMA retirement, and insurance coverage included.

Submit cover letter and current resume by December 27, 2019, to Town of Cape Elizabeth, Matthew Sturgis, Town Manager, PO Box 6260, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107, Attention: Library Director Search.

Please find the full job description here.

The Town of Cape Elizabeth is an equal opportunity employer.