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Public Services Division Head, Reading Public Library (Reading, MA)

The Reading Public Library seeks a service-oriented professional to lead a large Public Services team at a busy and innovative library.

As the Public Services Division Head, you will supervise professional and paraprofessional staff, develop and implement divisional goals, and oversee a growing community outreach program. 

Within the division, you will have the opportunity to create and foster a positive and collaborative working environment for team members who work with children, teens, and adults. As a senior member of the Leadership Team, you work across the library and outside your division to support the RPL’s core values of Education, Equity, Access, and Accountability. 

The successful candidate will have proven experience with public services (program planning, reader’s advisory, reference, etc.). Excellent communication skills, planning and organization, relationship building, and a positive attitude are essential. 

This is an exempt position scheduled for 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with one evening shift and a Saturday rotation. This position includes an average of 6-8 hours on public service desk shifts. The nature of this position may require additional attendance at night-time meetings or supplemental desk coverage for evening and weekend shifts. The expected hiring range is 80,730-$86,560 and includes benefits.

If you are a service-oriented, creative team player with at least five (5) years of professional-level library experience (two years in a supervisory or leadership position) apply to join the Reading Public Library today. Application and full job description available on the Town of Reading, MA website.


 Five (5) years of professional-level library experience with two years in a supervisory or leadership position.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$80,730.00 – $86,560.00  /  year

Closing Date

How to Apply

 Application and full job description available on the Town of Reading, MA website. In addition to the application, candidates should submit a cover letter and recent resume.