Job Posting – Library Director, Schoharie Free Library

The Schoharie Free Library seeks a community-minded, organized and enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director.

The Schoharie Free Library is an association library located in the rural Village of Schoharie, New York.  Located in in one of village’s historic buildings, the library is on the state and national register of historic places.   The Schoharie Free Library celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2016. 

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to effectively engage the public and a passion for the importance of libraries in our communities.  Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director organizes, coordinates, helps create and oversees library programs, selects and curates the Library’s collection of books and other materials,  develops policies, creates public relations materials, maintains and enhances online and social media presence, meets and engages with community leaders and patrons,  supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, engages in fundraising and grant writing and administration, develops and manages the budget and finances, and stays informed of developments in library management.  It is anticipated that the Library Director will supervise one to two part-time employees.

Qualifications:

  • Holds a Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university or equivalent and has approximately 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Capable of writing and administering grant applications and grant paperwork.
  • Exhibits strong skills in traditional, online database and Internet research.
  • Exhibits strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Has served in a supervisory capacity.
  • Attends appropriate continuing education workshops and conferences.
  • Reads professional journals to remain abreast of developments in the profession.
  • Maintains membership and participates in professional library associations.

The position is based on a 35-hour work week, with nights and weekends as needed.  Salary range is between $35,000 and low $40,000s, with compensation based on education and experience.  Benefits include paid time off, contributions to medical insurance, and retirement IRA (after one year of service).

Review of Applications will begin September 28, 2020.  To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professionals to:

Pat Clancy, President
SFL Board of Trustees
5973 State Route 30
Schoharie NY 12157
Or by email:  pclancy424@gmail.com

For a complete job description please go to:  https://schoharie.mvls.info/

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