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Director, Barrington Public Library, (Barrington, NH)


Appointed by an elected board of Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services.  This position requires independent judgment, initiative, and proven management skills.  The Director will also be working closely with the Library Trustees on plans for the construction of a new library facility. Our goal is to identify a forward-thinking individual who can embrace the role of manager with grace and enthusiasm while demonstrating the ability to listen and reflect.

Summary of Responsibilities: The Library Director administers, develops and oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and evaluations of a staff of eight plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies and procedures; and vendor relations.  The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity and an understanding and respect for the needs and interests of the community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies, and trends; and strong people and task management skills are essential.

Educational Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree plus substantial work experience in a management position at a public library may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience Requirements: At least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. 

Hours, Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours.  The library offers a competitive salary range ($59,800 – 80,412) as well as a competitive benefits package. Starting salary is not expected to exceed $62,088, and will be dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.

The Barrington Community: With a population approaching 10,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town’s rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, as well as a robust range of activities offered by the town’s Recreation Department.

How to Apply

A complete job description can be found at  Applicants should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Susan Gaudiello, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by January 20, 2023 will be given priority consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.