The Milton Public Library in Milton, VT is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time director position.

The ideal candidate is a creative and dynamic leader who is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and operation, maintenance of the library property and collection, and implementation of innovative technologies and program planning. The mission of the Milton Public Library is to be a community center for learning and leisure. We work to fulfill patron needs for information and entertainment materials; endeavor to meet the learning needs of patrons on topics related to work, school, and personal life; encourage learning and intellectual growth from the earliest ages; and foster an atmosphere of intellectual freedom in the American tradition of liberty. The Library Board is committed to the vision that the library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs. The Library Director oversees a staff of 1 full time and 6 part time staff members.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and strong public service skills. Knowledge and experience in executing strategy for public organization, administrative practices, program development and strong technology skills are beneficial plus an ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. The candidate would create and maintain a welcoming environment and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, community members, and town officials. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience are desired. The ideal candidate should have a clear vision of the role of the library in the community to work with the Library Board and community groups.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Lisa Barron, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, at library@miltonvt.gov for more information.

To apply, email or send resume and cover letter with 3 references to: library@miltonvt.gov or Milton Public Library, 39 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468.

Last update 5/14/21.