Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian – Rockingham Free Public Library (Rockingham, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library, one of four Carnegie libraries in the state of Vermont, is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian, a full-time benefits eligible position serving the Town of Rockingham, nestled in southeastern Vermont in the Connecticut River Valley. The 17,000 square foot library building holds a collection of more than 40,000 books and other media, as well as a large historical collection primarily documenting the local region. The library is a short walk from downtown Bellows Falls and its eclectic restaurants, coffee houses, and retail shops.  

The Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian oversees reference services, manages the Historical Collection, has collection development responsibility for non-fiction, reference, and some media, and provides backup for circulation desks. In addition, the position serves as a technology liaison and works with others to implement and management software and hardware needs at the library.

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The Reference and Historical Collections Librarian is a full-time, benefits-eligible position (minimum 30 hours per week). Compensation is commensurate with experience; candidates will have an MLS or Vermont Public Library Certification, and/or significant library experience. Minimum starting wage is $22/hour.

Please submit resume and cover letter of interest to

– Posted 6/27/23

Collections Manager – Waterbury Historical Society (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Historical Society seeks a part-time collections manager to catalog and maintain its collection of artifacts, photographs, historical documents, and other items.

The Collections Manager is a contracted employee of the Town of Waterbury at a rate of $20.00 per hour, for a maximum of 20 hours per week.


  • Oversee the organization, cataloging, and storage of all current and new items in the collection according to industry best practices, under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
  • Supervise cataloguers, and general volunteers in the record-keeping, organization, and care of the collection.
  • Collaborate with and advise the Accession/Deaccession Committee to recommend to the Board of Directors items to be accepted or removed from the collection, in keeping with approved policies.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for deeds of gift, loans of collection items, and hosting of temporary exhibits.
  • Work closely with the curator to refresh exhibits and provide guided tours on an appointment basis.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to the Board of Directors.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research, interpretive, and writing skills.
  • Passion for history and enthusiasm for sharing that history with the community.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology for online searches, document creation and management, photographing, scanning, and uploading.
  • Willingness to learn.


  • Experience in using PastPerfect or similar digital archival industry standard platform.
  • Knowledge of Vermont/Waterbury history.

Submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Cheryl Casey, WHS President, at Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Waterbury Historical Society is a non-profit organization and the keeper of the historical archives of the Town of Waterbury, Vermont. WHS also has a modest but growing museum, quarterly programs that draw from our collection of Waterbury history, and an active membership. The museum and programs are free and open to the public.

– Posted 8/5/22