Exciting opportunity in a newly expanded library in Southwest Colorado for a dynamic, community-minded public library director! Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, have experience with budgeting, library finance and applicable federal and state library law. MLS and 5 years progressively responsible library experience including management and supervision, preferably in public libraries, community outreach and familiarity with the broad range of library technologies and trends required.
Salary range: in the 60s, depending on qualifications
Review of applications to begin February 28, 2013; position open until filled. Full job description and link for sending applications available on the library’s website at www.lmpl.org.
To apply: e-mail a cover letter, resume including email and phone contact information, a copy of MLS transcript and contact information for 3 professional references familiar with your library work history and accomplishments to directorjob@prlibrary.
The Pine River Library does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status protected by federal, state or local law.
Bayfield is located in Southwest Colorado’s Pine River Valley and lies in La Plata County. The county was named for the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains and is the Spanish language word for "silver". La Plata County is home to over 51,000 residents and is accessible by jet service and major highways. The county seat is the growing city of Durango. La Plata County is home to Durango Mountain Resort with Wolf Creek and Silverton ski resorts close by. Bayfield, and the surrounding La Plata County, offers a wide array of recreational opportunities throughout the year.
The Pine River (locally called Los Pinos) starts at the top of the valley, flowing south from Vallecito Reservoir through Bayfield, and then toward Ignacio. It ultimately joins the San Juan River in Navajo Reservoir, and eventually the mighty Colorado River.
2 years of supervisor experience required
5 years of professional experience required
5 years of library experience required
Five years of increasingly responsible library experience, preferably in a public library, including a minimum of two years of senior administrative and supervisory responsibilities
Please send all application materials (resume, contact information, copy of MLS transcript, and 3 professional references) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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