Director – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

The Pawlet Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking to fill our part-time librarian position.  The Pawlet Public Library is known as the heart of the Pawlet community.  Since its inception, the library has been a cultural and informational hub for Pawlet residents and members of the surrounding communities.
The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.  The successful candidate will be kind, enthusiastically welcoming and fastidious in ensuring our collection and all activities align with our mission.
The primary responsibilities of the director are to:
  • Develop creative programming that engages adults and children,
  • Build the library’s collections,
  • Create a library volunteer program with training,
  • Seek grants for programming and capital projects,
  • Collaborate with library staff and board of trustees in a meaningful way,
  • Assist the board in fundraising and policy creation, and
  • Manage the budget and oversee the day-to-day operations of library.
Our ideal candidate will be organized, creative, inclusive, and patient.  The person will be an excellent communicator, proficient writer, and be self-driven to create and implement programs and events.  Successful grant writing and fundraising experience are necessary. Candidates without a Library Science degree must be willing to complete the no-fee Certificate of Public Librarianship program directed by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
This part time position is 24 hours per week on-site, somewhat flexible, with two weeks paid vacation, some holidays, and the option of participating in a retirement plan after one year. The rate of pay for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 is $24.25 per hour.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, & contact information for 3 references to: Pawlet Public Library- Director Search, P.O. Box 98, Pawlet, VT, 05761, or by email to Applications received before 6/14/24 will be considered. Direct inquiries for position responsibilities & requirements to Harley Cudney, Chair, Board of Trustees at 802-356-9309 or by email to
– Posted 6/7/24