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Warrensburg Branch Manager (Branch Manager VI), Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO


Opening Date: 06/14/2024                  Closing Date: 07/05/2024


Branch Managers are middle management staff for the district and establish the environment for patrons and staff in terms of professionalism and customer service. The Branch Manager VI is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and patrons as well as implementing the policies and procedures of Trails Regional Library. The primary assignment is to manage the branch staff and facility and to plan and promote library services. Understands, accepts, and actively promotes the mission, values, and goals of Trails Regional Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIESIn addition to other duties as assigned, the Branch Manager VI has these specific responsibilities:1.Assist with the interviewing process of new branch employees.2.Train and supervise branch staff in daily routines. 3.Schedule employees to staff all hours the branch is open. 4.Provide performance evaluations and counseling with documentation as needed. 5.Handle employee concerns and employment issues along with the administrative supervisor with documentation as needed.6.Handle patron concerns with tact and diplomacy, making reports and referrals as necessary to the administrative supervisor. 7.Prepare reports using computer software. 8.Consult with Administrative Staff regarding programming for children, teens and adults on the branch level; supervise and assist in executing such programming. 9.Consult with Administrative Staff regarding maintenance of the branch and equipment. 10.Consult with Administrative Staff regarding collection development to meet patron needs and requests. 11.Maintain a thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures and ensure compliance by staff and patrons. 12.Attend in-service meetings, Managers meetings, and workshops as requested by the administrative supervisor. 13.Prepare weekly deposits.14.Able to fill-in for any position in the library as needed.

Desired Education and Experience:•MLS from an ALA accredited school•3 years supervisory experience •Preferred: 3 years of public library experienceKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities•Knowledge of Intellectual Freedom principles and ability to keep up-to-date on library issues•Possess strong leadership and supervisory skills•Ability to work in collaboration with other managers and administration•Ability to plan, schedule, and assign appropriate workloads to staff•Good organizational skills and sound judgement•Ability to modify workflows depending on daily demands, obligations, and tasks•Demonstrated excellence in customer services•Ability to adapt to changing deadlines, workflows, and tasks assigned while maintaining a polite, professional, and collaborative demeanor•Advanced verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, coworkers, and the public in a clear, timely, and proactive manner•Ability to provide clear expectations and direction, to manage competing priorities, to evaluate quality of work, and provide feedback and accountability•Ability to develop and manage branch budget with help from administration•Intermediate ability with spreadsheets, word-processing software, Internet browsers, and email programs•Demonstrated ability to quickly learn other library applications software•Ability to work professionally with difficult people•Promote the branch by speaking to groups and participating in local community organizations•Ability to work without direct supervisionPhysical Requirements Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical requirements of this position.1.Lift and set up tables and chairs.2.Operate computers, printers and copy machines. 3.Place items on shelves at ground level and up to 7 feet above ground level.4.Tolerate dust and mold encountered by working with books and other library materials or in library buildings. 5.Communicate with patrons and staff in person and on the telephone in English.6.Spend up to 4 hours without sitting.7.Travel to meetings and mandatory training sessions. 8.Keep building and grounds free of snow, ice or debris when necessary.9.Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written reports and related materials in both electronic and printed form.


Salary / pay rate: $57,408.00-$75,316.80
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time




Contact Name: Tessa Moulton
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
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Executive Director, MELSA, St. Paul, MN

Opening Date: 06/03/2024                   Closing Date: 07/05/2024

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is a Minnesota regional public library system that promotes cooperation among its eight-member library systems in the Twin Cities metro area. With funding from the State of Minnesota through Regional Library Basic System Support, Regional Library Telecommunications Aid, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, MELSA promotes cooperation among its members by providing libraries and the public with access to great resources, programs, and other important library services. MELSA supports its member libraries and their users with life-enriching services, resources, and programs. These include Literacy and Student Success, Workforce Readiness, Resources and Content, Arts and Cultural Programs, Access, and Library Operations.MELSA is a nonprofit government agency operating under a Joint Powers Agreement between Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Washington County, and the City of Saint Paul. MELSA is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees and an eight-member Advisory Board. The most recent Executive Director has left the organization after five years of service. MELSA has six FTEs.MissionMELSA connects its members to:•Share resources and ideas•Foster literacy•Promote public library use•Prepare for the futureVisionMELSA leads, dreams, and delivers . . . to make great public libraries better.POSITION OVERVIEWExecutive DirectorThe Executive Director leads the regional library system with strong, supportive leadership, serving as a trusted steward of public funds. The Executive Director will drive innovation, act as a thought leader, establish a shared vision, and advocate for libraries’ collective impact across sectors. As a visible leader, the Executive Director will amplify the library community’s voice, ensuring maximum public investment for the benefit of residents in the seven-county metro area.The Executive Director will be responsible for and must have strong skills and knowledge in the following areas:Management ResponsibilitiesThe team reporting directly to the Executive Director includes the Youth and Service Manager, Communication Manager, Project Manager, Business Manager, and Office Manager. Key ResponsibilitiesStrategic Direction: •Create and articulate an innovative vision for the role of public libraries and effectively communicate this vision in a persuasive manner that attracts funding resources, builds coalitions, and promotes public libraries as essential partners in achieving local and statewide goals. •Establish and communicate the overall mission, goals, and objectives for MELSA. Plan, administer, and oversee the development of a clear strategic plan and execute an annual operating plan and related strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the plan.•Stay on top of (or ahead of) current issues, trends, and environmental factors affecting the library field (including demography, economy, government/politics, society, and technology) to ensure MELSA and its member systems evolve while continuing to meet the needs of their diverse communities.Government Relations and Community Engagement: •Develop and foster strong relationships and build local and statewide coalitions with the member library systems, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minnesota Library Association, the statewide library community, governmental offices including the Minnesota State Legislature, Minnesota Department of Education, Office of the Governor, County Commissioners, and national Congressional offices.•Build strategic alliances across statewide library systems, agencies, and associations to work collaboratively on issues that advance MELSA's mission and purpose.•Advocate for and amplify the power and role of libraries through visible leadership across public and private sectors to ensure that cross-sector initiatives keep public libraries front-of-mind and leverage member systems' potential for collective impact.Fiscal Responsibility: •Oversee the operational health of the organization by creating the annual budget, monitoring expenditures, establishing controls, and reporting regularly, clearly, and transparently to the Governing Board.•Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives; consistently achieve these objectives through operational budget management, effective advocacy, and oversight of organizational assets that is in accordance with standard nonprofit best practices.•Develop a thorough understanding of the legal and statutory requirements necessary to lead contract negotiation processes that result in favorable partnerships, purchasing rates, and program and service opportunities for member library systems and MELSA.•Ensure that organizational investments in programs and services reflect the goals and values of the organization in accordance with the strategic plan. Organizational Leadership: •Provide leadership and set a standard of excellence for all MELSA's programs, services, and activities.•Foster an inclusive environment that attracts and retains diverse, high-quality staff.•Build an organizational culture that embraces and reflects equity in mindset, policies, and daily practice.•Lead MELSA staff in the development and implementation of the organization's goals, policies, and programmatic activities. Establish and monitor the necessary accountabilities for the staff with the objective of fulfilling the mission and vision of MELSA on behalf of its member systems.•Provide ongoing and structured annual performance management reviews for each employee that outline expectations, acknowledge achievements, and support areas for growth. When necessary, create performance improvement plans for underperforming employees and monitor progression toward clearly stated goals and expectations.•Lead staff planning and organizational design initiatives as necessary.•Lead change management strategies and initiatives within the organization.•Collaborate with partners to understand change impacts and ensure successful implementation.Board Engagement: •Prepare for and facilitate effective meetings with the Governing and Advisory Boards.•Engage the Governing and Advisory Boards in shaping the vision for MELSA, actively soliciting their input on key priority issues in a timely, effective manner, and formulating recommendations for consideration by the Board and/or its respective committees based on that input and other considerations.•Inform, discuss, and guide the Boards on regional, statewide, and national issues of concern and opportunities that require policy decisions, evaluation, and direction to improve the effectiveness and impact of MELSA.

Desired Qualifications: Desired Experience, Skills, & Attributes The successful candidate will:•Be an Innovative and creative leader, willing to think outside the box.•Have the ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.•Possess a high degree of compassion, empathy, and integrity.•Demonstrate aptitude for building and cultivating solid relationships with key stakeholders, including those with differing viewpoints or priorities. •Communicate effectively, possessing exceptional public speaking and written communication skills with various stakeholders, library directors, commissioners, and legislators. •Be approachable and a good listener.•Be an authentic leader who serves as a role model for moral and fair behavior, with a transparent approach to earning the esteem and confidence of employees, Board of Trustees, library directors, and public officials.•Demonstrate cultural competence with a focus on diversity and inclusion related to persons of other racial, cultural, religious, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.•Be a leader who is flexible and comfortable with initiating change. •Have the ability to collaboratively set a vision and provide leadership to execute on the vision.•Possess an inspirational leadership style grounded in belief in libraries. Education & ExperienceThe successful candidate will have:•A master’s degree (preferred but not required) in library science from a library education program accredited by the American Library Association.•Five years’ experience working for a library, with at least two years of public library administration experience preferred.•Two years' supervisory experience, preferably in a library setting.•Experience in strategic planning for library services preferred.•Experience working with regional public library systems in Minnesota and/or experience working across political jurisdictions with a variety of stakeholders at different levels.•Experience working with Governing and/or Advisory Library Boards preferred.•Experience in governmental relations (advocacy)preferred.•Experience in a remote work environment preferred.

Salary / pay rate: $106,438- $150,000
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time


Contact Name: Cheryl Jensen, Managing Partner
Contact Email and/or number: 612-203-4662 [email protected]
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Library System Consultant, Southeast Kansas Library System, Iola, KS


Opening Date: 06/12/2024                                      Closing Date: 07/12/2024

With the Director and SEKLS staff, provides professional consulting to libraries on policies, resources, programs, and services; delivers training and assistance, and recommends solutions. Builds strong positive relationships with all member libraries through annual site visits and consultations. Plans, organizes, and implements the continuing education program for SEKLS with the goal of supporting and improving library services; supports the other consultants, as needed, on their continuing education programs; develops and conducts engaging and informative workshops; and manages SEKLS learning management platform. Supervises and coordinates the work of the SEKLS Office Assistant. Assists the Director and SEKLS staff with identifying, planning, implementing, and/or changing the System’s strategic goals and initiatives; supports the Director with special projects. Edits and writes meaningful content for the SEKLS newsletter. Solicits meaningful stories from member libraries as content.Coordinates regional participation in statewide APplied Public Library Education (APPLE) Program and serves as a mentor. Participates in statewide continuing education events, training, and/or projects, working with personnel from other regional library systems, the state library, professional associations, or other groups.Publicizes member library achievements and System programs and services through social media, press releases, and other avenues as appropriate; assists with maintaining the SEKLS website. Makes legislative contacts and otherwise engages in library advocacy activities.Serves on workplace committees as needed.Performs other duties as required. Job Description:

Desired Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required.Supervisory experience required. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible library administration experience preferred. Knowledge of Kansas library law is also preferred.


Salary / pay rate: $58,656
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time




Contact Name: Sharon Moreland
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
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Library Reference Assistant, Hawkwye Community College


Hawkeye Community College’s Library is seeking a part-time Library Reference Assistant to join their team. Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering others to become lifelong learners? Do you like working independently and connecting people with the resources that they need? If so, we have a great opportunity for you!


The mission of Hawkeye’s Library is to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment that provides access, services, and resources which foster lifelong learning, encourage intellectual curiosity, and support the College’s curricular programs. In the Library you will find things such as 28,000+ print books and 160,000+ e-books, 60+ online databases as well as rooms for studying, collaborative learning, active learning and a Quiet Space from for private reflection and de-stressing. For additional information about the library, please visit: Hawkeye Community College Library




Specifically, as our part-time Library Reference Assistant, you are responsible for delivering essential academic support to students during the evening and weekend hours by providing library and reference services, as well as completing all tasks associated with library circulation and interlibrary loan. Other duties would include, providing library tours to evening courses, creating and updating library research guides; troubleshooting access to the library’s online resources and resetting student passwords. Furthermore, you will be cross-trained and serve as backup for other library staff members as needed.




Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.






Essential Job Functions


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


· Provides basic reference service to students, faculty, staff & community.


· Manages and completes all tasks associated with interlibrary loan.


· Completes all tasks associated with the circulation of library materials.


· Develops a working knowledge of the integrated library systems and other specialized library software.


· Works independently during the evening and weekend shifts during the academic year; provides supervision over the library facility.


· Creates and updates online research guides.


· Troubleshoots library equipment, software and access problems.


· Resets student passwords.


· Instructs users in the efficient use of print and online library resources.


· Provides instruction or library tours as needed.


· Assists in keeping the library facility in an orderly and tidy manner.


· Maintains, revises and follows the procedures and practices in the library’s procedural manuals.


· Shelves materials and performs shelf-reading and other stack maintenance tasks, which may include light cleaning and/or the shifting of materials.


· Creates promotional materials in print and digital formats; assists with posts on the Library’s social media accounts and writes submissions for the campus newsletter.


· Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.


· Serves as back up for other library support staff members, completing tasks associated with the processing of library materials for check out, completing copy cataloging tasks, and other tasks as assigned.


· Scans archival documents as needed.


· Trains and supervises work study assistants as needed.


· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.




Minimum Qualifications


· Associate Degree and one (1) year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to total three (3) years. Knowledge of basic library resources.


· Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours covering evening and Sunday shifts.


· Demonstrated ability to operate various library computer systems pertaining to interlibrary loan and circulation of materials.


· Demonstrated ability to apply rules of descriptive cataloging to catalog new library materials.


· Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.


· Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.


· Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.


· Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.




Preferred Qualifications


· Experience working in a library setting.


· Experience with reference or interlibrary loan.


· Bachelor’s degree.




Working Conditions


Anticipated work schedule is onsite at the Hawkeye Community College main campus


· Fall and Spring terms: Monday – Thursday 2pm – 8p & Sunday 12pm – 4pm unless the college is closed.


· Summer term: Varies based on need, however a typical shift is Monday – Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm


Work is performed either in or a combination of an office setting, classroom setting using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move frequently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty, staff and the public in person, by telephone and/or computers.




Employment Status


Regular, part-time, hourly evening position averaging 28 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 25 hours per week during the summer term.


This position offers a choice of retirement programs – IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution) which is available up on hire. Employees working an average of 20 hours or more per week for one-year, may be eligible for additional benefits including but not limited to: Single dental and vision insurance, Flex Plus (IRS 125) plan and paid time off.


· Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.


· The wage range for this position begins at $15.53/hr.




Application Procedure · Complete an online application at


o Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:


§ Please describe the specific skills and experience that prepares you to perform the job responsibilities of this position.


§ Please detail the specific software (including library specific systems such as Alma or Sirsi, etc.) you have a working knowledge of as well as the specific types of documents you have produced using these applications (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.).


o Submit/upload a resume.


· Priority screening is set to begin on Monday, July 1, 2024. Completed applications, along with the required materials, received after the priority screening date will be considered at the discretion of the college.



Director of Adult Services, Circulation and Technology, McIntosh Memorial Library, Viroqua, WI

Opening Date: 06/09/2024                Closing Date: 06/30/2024

Plans and supervises circulation desk and technical service operations, oversees theadult library, performs managerial duties; assists patrons; functions as a member of theteam of directors in establishing and achieving library and department goalsTo review the job description please visit

Desired Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent library experience.• Experience in libraries is required especially in circulation and cataloging.• Experience in staff supervision and training is preferred.

Salary / pay rate: $42,000 salary
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time


Contact Name: Trina Erickson
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
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Outreach Librarian, State Library of Oregon - Talking Book and Braille Library, Salem, OR

Opening Date: 06/04/2024                      Closing Date: 06/19/2024

This position at the State Library of Oregon is part of the Talking Book and Braille Library (Talking Books) division. An estimated 62,000 Oregonians have limited vision or other disabilities which prevent them from being able to use conventional books or other printed materials. Talking Books serves as the Oregon regional library for the print-disabled within the National Library Service's network by providing a wide variety of reading materials in audio or Braille formats.As the Outreach Librarian, you will coordinate patron services and further the reach of the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library through intentional outreach and engaging programming. Collaborating with interest groups, educators, and professionals about improving services for print disabled Oregonians of all ages, including systematically underrepresented and under-resourced communities. You will also maintain and develop the collection and assist with the administration of the Automated Systems. The Outreach Librarian analyzes, plans, coordinates, creates, and maintains resources and services for Talking Book users. For a full review of the position duties, details, and working conditions, please see the Position Description:

Desired Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:An American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science degree.Desired Attributes:Demonstrated ability to work independently with little oversight, as well as in teams and to successfully work with a widely diverse group of individuals.Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and develop skills in a changing work environment and to assist teammates navigate through system and organizational changes effectively and positively.This individual must have training skills to educate or instruct others about all aspects of the Talking Book and Braille Library.Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, plan short- and long-term projects, and adjust according to new information and feedback from supervisor and peers.Preference Statement:Those candidates with two years professional library experience and/or fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills will be given preference in this recruitment.

Salary / pay rate: $4,755 - $7,296 a month
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Jen Robinson
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
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Director, Marshall County MS Library System, Holly Springs, MS

Opening Date: 05/30/2024                            

The Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees. Essential Functions and Duties:Plans, implements, and evaluates library services.Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short-term goals and objectives.Develops and administers policies concerning library operations, budgets and programs.Handles complaints in accordance with policy.Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff.Recruits library personnel; recommends promotions, transfers, or termination of staff.Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel.Conducts staff meetings.Prepares the annual budget and presents it to Library Board for approval.Presents approved budget to Marshall county Board of Supervisors, City of Holly Springs, Town of Byhalia and Town of Potts Camp Boards of Aldermen for approval and allocation.Presents budget to Library Board for adoption upon budget allocation decision by funding authorities.Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.Purchases new equipment and furnishings.Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and library materials.Pursues additional funds via grants and fundraising.Prepares financial and statistical reports to Library Association and State Library.Prepares Library Board agenda, co-ordinates with Board members on meetings, posts meeting announcements to the public. Reports to Library Board.Supervises maintenance of library buildings, equipment, and furnishings.Oversees equipment, furnishings and materials collection.Oversees the evaluation of the collections for balance and comprehensiveness.Cooperates with community groups and city officials to implement library services.Maintains open communication with Boards of Supervisors and City Aldermen.Speaks before local groups as needed.Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups.Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses to the library.Keeps informed of current developments in the library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature.Maintains membership in professional organizations and works with local Friends of the Library.Provides direct services to patrons as neededQualifications Education and ExperienceMaster's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or progression towards degree. • Three years of progressively responsible library administration experience in a supervisory capacity is preferable.SkillsExcellent communication skills and organizational skills.Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.Ability to develop short- and long-term plans, and objectives.Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.Proficient with computers, library software, internet and digital communications.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situation.Work Location and ScheduleIn person with some travel between branches.Monday-Friday and some Saturdays as needed.

Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or progression towards degree. • Three years of progressively responsible library administration experience in a supervisory capacity is preferable.Skills*Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.*Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.*Ability to develop short- and long-term plans, and objectives.*Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.*Proficient with computers, library software, internet and digital communications.*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.*Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situation.

Salary / pay rate: Negotiable DOE
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time


Contact Name: Marshall County Board of Trustees
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
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Library Director, Saluda County Library, SC


Opening Date: 05/15/2024           Closing Date: 09/30/2024

Saluda County is accepting applications for Library Director. Duties include but are not limited to: Directs the operations of the county library system; Develops and implements library policies and procedures; Directs, monitors, evaluates, and administers all the library's programmatic, fiscal, and personnel functions; Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; Coordinates and collaborates with other local agencies and organizations; Administers grant funds; prepares and presents budget requests; manages budgeted funds; Administers personnel policies and supervises library staff; completes performance evaluations; Provides training to library personnel in the use of printed reference materials and electronic resources; Coordinates long-term library planning for the development of library services; Directs public relations campaigns to promote the library within the community; Assists in the planning of new construction or alteration to existing facilities; Coordinates the development of library collections; Prepares and submits a variety of regular and special reports; Participates in professional organizations and meetings; Knowledge of library science and administration; Knowledge of library technology.

Desired Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university3-5 years related experience


Salary / pay rate: $51,550
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time


Contact Name: Jill Altman, Board Chair
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):




40 HOURS PER WEEK THE POSITION: This benefitted, full-time position in the Cataloging Department performs original and derived cataloging for materials in all formats and languages; creates metadata for special collections materials; creates and updates authority records; compiles and reviews records for monthly authority control processing; interprets cataloging policies to staff; and serves as back-up for all copy cataloging tasks and other related duties in the Cataloging Department as needed. The position reports to the Librarian III in the Cataloging Department of the Collection Services Division, located at the Rohnert Park Headquarters.

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to: Performing original and derived cataloging for special collections materials in all formats, local government documents, local author books; local musician/musical group sound recordings; world language materials and other materials in the circulating/reference collections lacking records; assigns Dewey classification numbers Researching names, birth dates, street names, etc. in the Library catalog and other databases to create and update authority records and digital projects metadata Entering metadata for photos, archival collections and other special collections materials into Excel spreadsheets Loading new records and correcting existing records in the Library’s integrated library system (Horizon), digital asset management system (Quartex), archives system (ArchivesSpace) or other platforms Compiling information on new records from a series of monthly reports; investigating problems such as missing or malformed call numbers; and searching WorldCat via OCLC Connexion for replacement records Preparing and exporting monthly batches of new bibliographic records to Marcive, Inc. for authority processing; retrieving, importing and troubleshooting processed files Managing retrieval of vendor-provided shelf-ready MARC files via FTP, importing files into Horizon and troubleshooting problems Participating in maintenance and enhancements to the public catalog.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Experience working with OCLC Connexion, Horizon, Quartex, ArchivesSpace or similar systems Knowledge of metadata standards, digital asset management systems Multilingual (Spanish especially helpful) Basic programming/scripting/Regular Expressions knowledge helpful

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills preferred. SALARY RANGES:  Librarian I -  $36.09/hour to $45.08/hour Librarian II - $37.90/hour to $47.34/hour CLOSING DATE: 11:59 PM, Friday, June 21, 2024

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Library Director, Sanibel Public Library, FL

The Sanibel Public Library (FL) Board of Commissioners seeks a motivated, outgoing, and capable library leader to become its next Library Director. Sanibel Public Library is a multiple Library Journal star-awarded library serving a population of 6,000 year-round residents and populations exceeding 20,000 during winter months. The Library Director will oversee a $2.4 million budget at a standalone location employing 16.5 full-time equivalent employees and work under the direction of a publicly elected seven-member Board of Commissioners. This visible leader will fully embrace public library philosophies and principles, while effectively translating pertinent recommendations to the board with sound decision-making skills when facing a wide range of circumstances. With excellent interpersonal skills and a keen ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to develop partnerships in the community, the ideal candidate will positively lead the organization to implement community-specific and innovative library services to a unique service area.


Sanibel Island is on the Southwest gulf coast of Florida. With 12 miles of sandy beaches and award-winning areas, the island's east-west orientation creates a seashell collectors paradise. As a result of its status to remain a barrier island sanctuary, the community embraces the diversity of the population co-existing with the area’s varied wildlife and natural habitats. While the island still recovers from damage inflicted by Hurricane Ian in 2022, restaurants, lodging, and recreational opportunities continue to thrive and entertain both permanent residents and visitors. Sanibel is a short bridge drive away from Fort Myers, Florida which offers even more cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Responsibilities: The Library Director develops and presents a draft financial budget to the board on an annual basis for forecasting, approval and appropriation; identifies, applies for, and appropriately handles any grant funding; recruits, selects, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates library staff; administratively assists the board with long-range planning and policy development and implementation; prepares state annual report; informs and advises the board on relevant updates and trends in the library field; ensures the maintenance and safety of facilities and grounds; oversees the design and implementation of services and programs for users of all ages; ensures staff are trained to enhance the patrons’ experience by providing access to collections, programs, and services that uplift the overall reputation of the library; prioritizes outreach, serving as the public face of the library, responsible for disseminating public information, acting as liaison with community groups, and promoting the library as a community resource.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master's degree in library science plus three or more years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience providing excellent customer service, supervising a team, reporting directly to a governing board, and managing a budget are desired skills.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $130,000 – $140,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. ( Apply with a meaningful cover letter and resume via our application portal by clicking on Sanibel Public Library and the apply button. For full consideration submit and application by Sunday, July 7, 2024.


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Director, Hutchinson Memorial Library, Randolph, WI


Opening Date: 06/01/2024                              Closing Date: 06/21/2024

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:● Overall administration of library.● Supervision, motivation, and inspiration of staff.● Financial management including fundraising, grant writing, and donor development.● Strategic planning, programming, outreach, and community relations.● Prepares the annual budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Village Board.● Prepares monthly and annual financial and statistical reports to Library Board and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (annual report).● Oversight of facility.● Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness.● Advocacy of the library before government and various groups and organizations.● Varying work hours include days, evenings, and some Saturdays.

Desired Qualifications: ●Eligibility for Grade Three Wisconsin Public Librarian certification DLT [3.15(4)(c)(6) & Admin. Code PI 6].● Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience including significant administrative and supervisory responsibility. Or recent MLS graduate. ● Bachelor’s degree● Experience working with a board of trustees or similar authoritative body.● Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet, and digital communications.● Working knowledge of Microsoft software products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.● Valid driver’s license; eligibility for Wisconsin driver’s license and a vehicle.● Ability to develop short and long term development, plans, and objectives.● Maintains knowledge with standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.● Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.


Salary / pay rate: Salary is hourly commensurate with education and experience
Hours per week:
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Wayne Vanderploeg
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] / (920) 326-3216
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Library Systems & Web Services Administrator, Texarkana Public Library, TX


The Texarkana Public Library (TX) seeks an engaged, innovative Library Systems & Web Services Administrator to provide leadership, guidance, and training to the Library’s team. The Administrator will be the resident expert on all things technology—including the Library’s integrated library system, staff and public computing and technology, and telecommunications, and will work closely with the Library Director to develop budgets and planning for the Library. Key opportunities for this position include: evaluating and redeveloping the Library’s website and web presence; overseeing the technology budget; and making recommendations for purchases and programs.


This position reports to the Library Director and is part of the Library’s administrative team. While not responsible for managing staff directly, the Administrator will be directly responsible for developing and overseeing budgets, projects, and to collaborate successfully with colleagues to develop plans, programs, and projects that are affected by or require technology. Key attributes for this position would include: the ability to work independently while also being a team player, a willingness to accept and encourage feedback, and a desire to assist others in learning about new technology tools and developments.


Responsibilities: The Library Systems & Web Services Administrator provides a reliable, accurate, responsive, efficient, safe, and secure information systems platform for library service delivery and manages data and voice network operations, including staff and public computing, application software and telecommunications and other library-specific management systems. The Administrator responds to staff calls for help, troubleshoots and solves hardware and software problems, monitors overall system performance, implements improvements, and works with the management team to develop long-range technology plans. The Administrator oversees the planning, design, maintenance, and usability testing/feedback gathering regarding the Library’s website. A more complete list of duties and responsibilities may be found in the job description.


Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or equivalent, and two years of experience working with computer hardware and software in a business environment, or an equivalent combination of work experience, education, and training. An MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited college or university and/or experience working with library-specific software such as SirsiDynix Symphony or other integrated library systems is strongly preferred.


Compensation: The hiring salary is $50,000-$60,000 along with an excellent fringe benefits package.


HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the application for employment and attach the following: a letter of interest denoting the position for which you are applying, a resume and/or curriculum vitae, and a listing of three professional references. For consideration for employment, all materials above must be submitted at one time. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]. For full consideration, submit an application by Sunday, July 7, 2024.


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Library Director, Ritter Public Library, Vermillion, OH

Opening Date: 05/29/2024                      Closing Date: 07/31/2024

Library Director job opportunity // Ritter Public Library [Vermillion, OH]Ohio is home to many of the nation’s best libraries. Here is your chance to lead one. The trustees of the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, Ohio are seeking an exceptional leader as its next Director. This highly visible, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Ritter Public Library. In addition, the new Director will provide strategic direction and possess a strong orientation towards customer service, intellectual freedom, innovation, and community collaboration to meet new challenges and fulfill the current needs of the Library’s customers and the larger community.                                                       

About Ritter Public Library: The Library’s mission is to enrich, empower, and entertain. As a community center for the Vermilion area, it provides patrons with a variety of books, movies, music, and digital resources; creative [makers] and meeting spaces; computers, printers, and access to the Internet; educational and entertaining programs and classes; and a variety of other materials and services. The Ritter Public Library is in the middle of the town’s central historical district and is architecturally noteworthy for being the first Ohio library to earn the LEED Gold Award for leadership in energy and environmental design. Built in the 1950s, the Library’s building has gone through several major renovations with the most recent in 2010. Other recent enhancements include a seed library, free food pantry/fridge, and newly renovated youth and teen area.                                                                                                                 

About Vermillion, Ohio: Vermilion is a lakeside community in Northeast Ohio located between Toledo and Cleveland. Situated on Lake Erie and the Vermilion River, it has a vacation resort feel, with cottages, marinas, shops, and ongoing festivals and arts and cultural events. It is also notable for having the highest-rated Zagat restaurant in Ohio, Chez Francois Restaurant, offering fine dining with French cuisine.

Desired Qualifications: •A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. •Experience with all or most aspects of public library administration and operations including: strategic planning, policy making, fiscal management, supervision, advocacy, collection development, Board/Friends/ Endowment Foundation/Community Relations, and customer service .•Advanced knowledge of public library organization, employment practices, integrated library systems, electronic resources, and community resources. •Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth. •Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results. •Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community .•Knowledge of Ohio public library funding is preferred. •Experience managing in a union environment is preferred.

Salary / pay rate: $85,000 / annually
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Ryan Sheehan
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): 

County Library Director, Mono County Office of Education, Mammoth Lakes, CA 

Opening Date: 05/23/2024                         Closing Date: 06/14/2024

Plan and direct the operation of the Mono County Free Library System. Supervision Exercised and Received: Under direction of the County Superintendent of Education, performs professional library duties in the Mono County Library System; assists branch library personnel in the selection and utilization of library materials and equipment; evaluates library services and personnel; develops and implements appropriate public information programs promoting and encouraging the use of public library facilities; creates and implements special programs for the library system; Participates in the Mono County Office of Education Cabinet; directs and oversees the Mono County Law Library; does related work as required. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities :Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:- Plans, directs, and supervises library programs for the Mono County Library System- Interviews and selects personnel- Exercises direct supervision over assigned management, professional and clerical personnel- Reviews and Recommends appropriate policies, rules, and regulations and implements those adopted- Develop, allocate, maintain and appropriately spend Library budget- Evaluates, selects, and recommends purchase of furniture, materials, and equipment to meet system, personnel, and patron needs- Plans, assigns, supervises and participates in circulation, cataloging and reference work- Engages and manages partnerships with area agencies and organizations on co-designed programs, including grant funded opportunities.- Prepares the monthly Board reports, annual budget, annual state reports, and special statistical reports- Represents Mono County Library’s membership in two consortia: Mountain Valley Library System and Northnet Library System.- Attends professional conferences and workshops to stay current with public library developments and issues.- Supervises federally funded and special projects related to the library system- Engages with the public to promote the use of the library and to discuss opportunities and challenges.- Oversees the library website and coordinates with website contractor for updates.- Creates public relations releases and advertisements for regular media as well as social media and the library website.- Serves as an advisor to the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library, Bridgeport Friends of the Library, Mono County Friends of the Library and its chapters

Desired Qualifications: Experience and Education:-Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an accredited college or university required.- Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and of the laws applicable to library service in this state.- Five years of professional public library experience required, with proven management and supervisory experience.

Salary / pay rate: $138,261-$180,399 annually
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Monica Hernandez
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):

Library Director, Nielsen Library - Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

Opening Date: 05/21/2024             Closing Date: 06/15/2024

Directs Library operations and provides leadership and implementation for strategic planning Promotes the importance of library programs and services throughout the campus, the community, and the state Directs personnel management within the library, including recruitment, evaluation, development, mentoring and retention of staff Prepares the budget and maintains compliance with University fiscal policies Demonstrates awareness of emerging technologies and trends in academic libraries Manages library collections, programs, and services using assessment tools to inform changes Works collaboratively with library staff to promote delivery of strong customer service Oversees building maintenance, including auxiliary departments housed in the library Works at service desks, including occasional evening and weekend rotations

Desired Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: PhD or second advanced degree Experience providing library services to distance learners Experience working with consortia Experience working with diverse populations or in rural settings Ability or experience working with historically under-served and/or underrepresented populations, and first-generation college students. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program7 years of progressively responsible library work, three of which are in an academic library3 Years of experience supervising professional staff Demonstrated success in program planning and implementation Demonstrates knowledge of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with, the educational needs of individuals and groups with a diverse range of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity of Adams State University’s student population, including students with different abilities (e.g., physical and or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded, inclusive practices within the classroom Demonstrated commitment to honesty, efficacy, and collaboration. Commitment to professional development, scholarship, and service to the university and community.

Salary / pay rate: $82,344 - $93,660
Hours per week:
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Dr. Liz Hensley
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):

Library Director. Rock Rapids Public Library. IA

Opening Date: 05/20/2024                Closing Date: 06/30/2024

Under the direct supervision of the public library board of trustees, the library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its service programs, including: (A) assisting the board with long-range planning and policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources; (B) organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of collections; (C) designing and implementing services and programs for users of all ages; (D) overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds; (E) hiring and supervising all assistants, substitutes, and volunteers who work in the library; and (F) cultivates public outreach opportunities.
Desired Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Have or obtain the Iowa Public Library Endorsement within two (2) years of employment. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in library/information sciences, or similar, is preferable. See full job description for more information.

Salary / pay rate: $45,000-65,000
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Chelsea Hunt
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Enoch Pratt Free Library, MD

The Board of Trustees of The Enoch Pratt Free Library (the Pratt) of Baltimore seeks a dynamic and experienced library professional to lead the historic and unique organization as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Pratt is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 569,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its 22 locations. In an unusually expanded mission, it also serves the 6.1 million residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. Governed by combined Boards of Trustees and Directors, served by a seasoned staff of 447, and sustained by a $56.1 million annual operating budget, the Enoch Pratt Free Library seeks a CEO who will direct a community-minded facilities master plan, advance strategic partnerships, provide equitable and responsive programs, strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundation of the healthy organizational culture, and narrow the digital divide with intentional programs that address access to relevant technologies.

On January 21, 1882, Enoch Pratt (a Baltimore banker and investor) gave Baltimore City a free library, which he stipulated, "shall be for all, rich or poor without distinction of race or color." The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to contribute historical and cultural significance to the unique city it serves. Baltimore offers a diverse array of architecture to appreciate throughout its many neighborhoods, opportunities to immerse oneself in the arts and cultural heritage institutions and is a magnet for bibliophiles with its rich literary history and accompanying sites of interest. Geographically located with convenient access to other notable cities such as Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia, the waterfronts, parks and promenades of Baltimore boast beautiful views, recreational opportunities, and delicious dining experiences.

Responsibilities: The CEO directs the Pratt's strategic planning process; ensures compliance with the law and the MOU between the Maryland State Library Agency and the Enoch Pratt Free Library; supports board committee activities and implements board policies; serves as the primary fundraiser for the institution; actively cultivates relationships with donors and hosts multiple fundraising events; manages the Trustee Budget; approves annual City and State budgets; implements maintenance of a 22-branch system along with new branch development; directs, develops and implements capital project plans; ensures that staff are providing world class customer service through appropriate oversight of library leadership; ensures that staff welfare and morale are maintained; promotes transparent and up-to-date communication; provides performance evaluations for all direct reports; ensures a positive labor-management relationship that is aligned with the Pratt's values, culture and organizational goals; exercises leadership in instituting innovative and non-traditional services; serves as a standing member of the Mayor's Cabinet; participates as an active member of Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators; champions strategic initiatives, policy changes, and best practices that create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for the Pratt's staff and patrons.

Qualifications: A master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited college or university is required. Seven to ten years of progressive senior management-level responsibilities in a multibranch library system is required. Technical knowledge with cloud-based software, current electronic technology in data-based

information systems, traditional and emerging library service models are required. The board is looking for a professional with executive experience in strategic planning, working under the direction of a Board of Directors or Trustees, supervision of senior-level staff, leading in a contemporary urban setting, facilities management, fiscal administration and fundraising. A history of successful change management, including the design and implementation of new approaches to emerging demands or needs is important. Demonstrated leadership in a unionized environment with collective bargaining experience and active leadership in national and state-wide associations are preferred.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $240,000 – $285,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), moving expenses, and an excellent fringe benefits package are included.

For further information visit Bradbury Miller Associates ( Apply with a meaningful cover letter and resume via our application portal ( by on clicking on The Enoch Pratt Free Library and the apply button. For full consideration, submit an application by Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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Reference and Local History Librarian, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, MS

Opening Date: 05/04/2024                    Closing Date: 07/31/2024

We are looking for a Reference and Local History Librarian to join our team. This role offers a blend of traditional reference services and a deep dive into our community's rich heritage. Responsibilities: Expert Reference Assistance: Provide in-depth reference and research support to patrons, utilizing a wide range of print and digital resources. Local History Specialist: Develop and manage our local history collection, including rare books, manuscripts, maps, and archival materials. Information Literacy Instruction: Offer individual and group instruction sessions on research methods, database navigation, and information literacy skills. Community Engagement: Foster connections with local historians, genealogists, and heritage organizations to promote access to historical materials and knowledge. Digital Archiving: Coordinate digitization projects, metadata creation, and online exhibitions to enhance accessibility and preservation of historical materials. Collection Development: Assess and acquire new materials related to local history and reference needs, ensuring a diverse and relevant collection. Collaborative Initiatives: Collaborate with library staff on interdisciplinary projects, outreach events, and programming to engage the community and promote lifelong learning. Schedule includes some evenings and Saturdays on a regular basis.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program OR Bachelor’s degree in related subject and 2 years of experience in a library or archive setting. Recent library school graduates encouraged to apply. Strong background in reference services, including familiarity with reference tools, databases, and search strategies. Experience working with local history collections, archives, or special collections preferred. Knowledge of metadata standards, digitization best practices, and digital preservation techniques. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a passion for helping patrons and promoting information literacy. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.

Salary / pay rate: $38,000
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: David Scott
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):

Library Director, Converse County Library System, Douglas, WY

Opening Date: 05/03/2024                                Closing Date: 06/28/2024

Under the general direction of the Converse County Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director performs professional and administrative duties in the planning, development, implementation, and direction of public library services for Converse County. A successful Library Director must be a dynamic, visionary leader with proven management skills to serve as the executive and financial officer of the Converse County Library System (CCLS); have a passion for providing positive experiences for employees and patrons of the community libraries; be able to imagine, manage, and implement actions that will lead to the best possible future for the Library System; and actively collaborate with colleagues, staff, and other entities to successfully put these visions into action. This includes exuding exceptional interpersonal skills, leading the day-to-day business operations, serving as the Library System point of information (POI) for internal and public relations, and working closely with the Board of Trustees and CCLS Staff to create a vital and responsive organization.

Desired Qualifications: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a similar field of study; Five years of professional library experience, including experience in organizational management and progressively responsible work experience in libraries or other professional organizations; Three years of experience in supervising a staff with proven people management skills focused towards professional development; Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved will be considered. Required Knowledge and Skills: The Library Director must exercise a high degree of independent judgement and discretion along with excellent political and business acumen. The candidate must have: Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate library staff, volunteers, and community members; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse audiences; Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including budgeting, collection/program development, and technology integration. Physical Requirements: Ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard computer equipment; Ability to sit and work for extended periods of time; Ability to read printed materials on paper and on a computer screen; Ability to communicate over the telephone and in person; Frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, and kneeling; Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. at a time.

Salary / pay rate: $65,000-72,000/Year
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Michelle Moe
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s):