SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: HEAD OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Qualifications and Duties:
The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks a proven leader for the position of Head of Children’s Services. The successful candidate will have department head level responsibility for the management and administration of the collections, programs and services for children from birth through grade four. S/he will be responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of department staff, as well as planning, presenting and evaluating all library programs for children. S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century, demonstrate strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of children’s literature, programming and storytelling, grant development, effective management practice and community partnership building.
Must be able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines, and effectively work with and supervise others. Successful candidate will embrace a strong customer service ethic and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Supervises and maintains the operations of the Children’s Services Department. Assumes independent and primary responsibility for development and management of all services to children from birth through grade four, and their parents, caregivers and educators. Trains, supervises and evaluates five employees and an active volunteer team on a regular basis.
Serves as part of the professional management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology and service development. Assists at the Children’s Services Desk as required.
ALA accredited Master’s Degree; three years of professional library experience; experience in children’s services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years supervisory experience preferred.
Compensation and Schedule:
Salary Range: $45,083 – $53,762. Work schedule includes one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis.
Send resume to Ellen M. Dolan, Director, Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury MA 01545. Position open until filled, but applications received by Friday September 7, 2012 will receive primary consideration.