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Assistant Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA


The Bacon Free Library is searching for their next Assistant Director. The Assistant Director also serves as Head of Children’s Services. The Bacon Free Library offers over 200 children’s programs annually on its beautiful grounds and in its historic building. The Library has a staff of 6 PT employees and a FT director and is open 45 hours per week. This is a 32 hour/week benefited position.

The Assistant Director assists the Director in performing professional and administrative work including, but not limited to, scheduling, payroll and the payment of invoices; helps to manage all activities and services of the Library and assumes responsibility for the library in the absence of the Library Director. The employee also acts as Head of Children’s Services, and is responsible for outreach, programming, budgeting, collection development and the planning and implementation of services to children and the
families of children.

As Head of Children’s Services, the ideal candidate will evaluate, select and maintain library materials for children which reflect a variety of diversified cultural and educational interests with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. They will partner with Morse Institute Library staff to develop, provide and promote children’s programs and services to the Natick community. They will also provide community outreach services and serve as liaison for community organizations, town departments, and local
businesses who work with or provide services to children of all ages.

The candidate will oversee all public relations, promotional and publicity efforts for all media outlets for children’s library services through press releases, outreach services, website, social media, printed brochures and fliers as well as overseeing maintenance and development of the library website using WordPress.

The Assistant Director represents the library and its services at public events, professional events, and in the community and establishes effective working relationships with library staff, Morse Institute Library staff, Natick Historical Society staff, and other members of the Natick community in order to ensure the delivery of quality public library services.

The candidate will participate in local, regional, state, and national professional development opportunities as appropriate as well as attend meetings of children’s librarians and professional organizations for the purpose of sharing of information and cooperative programming.

The Assistant Director maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology in the library profession through professional development and performs circulation duties such as patron registration, checking books in and out, and placing reserves as well as assists patrons with problems on computers, printers and devices.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. Two years of supervisory experience in children’s services, including book selection and programming is strongly recommended. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

This position is a Grade 2 of the Personnel Board Pay Plan. The starting pay is $29.00/hour plus benefits. Hours will include some evening and weekend hours.

The position will remain open until filled. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] . Candidates will be contacted for an interview if the qualifications are met. References will be requested at the time of an interview.