The Town of Shelburne is seeking to hire a full-time Library Director. The Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming public space that inspires learning, advances knowledge, enriches lives and encourages lifelong learning. We live by our mission: Learning | Gathering | Celebrating Community. The Library is housed in a new, award-winning contemporary building that was designed to evolve from offering only print media (books, magazines, newspapers) to also providing digital media, educational and artistic programming, and gathering spaces for its patrons.
Since the building opened, the Library has enjoyed significant steady growth in usage as a result of an ambitious strategic plan that has been executed under the leadership of the Director. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate specific experience in strategically growing organizations and the ability to lead a dedicated and experienced staff. The Library Director is responsible for all Library operations including programming, goal setting, library planning, collection development, supervision, and budget management.
A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting, and employee supervision is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A full job listing can be found online. The compensation range is $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience. A contribution to relocation expenses may be offered. The Town of Shelburne currently offers an outstanding benefit package including generous health and dental insurance for employees and their families, paid leave, a matched retirement plan, life insurance and more. The Town of Shelburne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Pierson Library is located in the heart of Shelburne Village. Shelburne is a beautiful, welcoming town nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. It is a suburb of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. Shelburne is home to the renowned Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vineyards, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company. There is easy access to sailing, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, cycling, and hiking. Shelburne is a vibrant community with an excellent school system. The University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center are a short distance away.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to PiersonLibraryVT@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 22nd.
– Updated 5/17/23