The East Forest Park Branch Library is one of the busiest in our beautiful city! Help set the vision for the branch and play an important role in carrying it out. The branch opened to the public in 2019 as a brand-new building with a large Community Room for programming and performances. There are a makerspace, a teen room, a children's room, and plenty of up-to-date technology to enjoy. Outside you'll find reading gardens, a patio for programming and relaxing, and significant open space. The neighborhood is well-loved by the neighborhood it serves. See inside here.
The Supervisor at our East Forest Park Branch Library is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes staff supervision, public interaction, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment and in collaboration with the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised over a team of six people.
The Supervisor engages with the community, manages and helps staff the reference and public service areas, plans and implements programming, and oversees the building and reports any facility problems.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
The annual salary for this challenging and rewarding job is $58,626, with a generous benefits package available after a six month probationary period. The City recently added celebration of Juneteenth to its list of paid holidays. When you apply, please include a cover letter so we can get to know you.
Additional Info & Requirements
See more information about working for Springfield (MA) City Library here.
The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. Take a look at our beautiful city:
Our City's population numbers 156,000. Our library system has nine locations: a downtown Central Library, and eight neighborhood branches. Take a virtual tour here!
We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master's of Library Science. A minimum of three years of professional library experience is desired, including some supervisory education or experience. You'll need an excellent customer service orientation, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency.
Review our mission and strategic priorities here, and come help us achieve this vision.
Jean Canosa Albano
Assistant Director for Public Services