Interim Director

Swampscott Public Library

Swampscott, MA

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 17th, 2021


$85,000.00 to $100,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Swampscott, MA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Swampscott Public Library is seeking an interim Library Director, starting immediately. Come enjoy the beautiful Northshore! This position serves as manager of library operations, while the Board of Trustees conducts a search for a permanent director. The Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

The Interim Library Director is directly accountable to the Board of Trustees and the Town Administrator. 

Responsibilities include:

* Working closely with the Board of Trustees including attending monthly Board meetings

* Actively participating in policy, budget development, goal setting, planning and fundraising

* Grant writing

* Responsible for managing a staff of 17, plus volunteers.

* Overseeing all aspects of library operations including collection management, program development, community relations, oversight of library building and grounds, and maintenance

* Participating in fundraising and development activities

* Requires attending library events outside working hours

Additional Info & Requirements

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

References included

The Community

Swampscott is a beautiful and tranquil seaside community of 13,800 residents located 15 miles northeast of Boston along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Swampscott offers a friendly, welcoming and nurturing family environment, an excellent pre-school to grade 12 public educational system, superb public safety and support systems, abundant youth sports opportunities, and a town government which is responsive to the needs of its citizens.

The Swampscott Public Library occupies a valued and central role, functioning as a community center as well as a library.

Posted Sep 8, 2021