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Branch Manager - Parachute, CO

Garfield County Libraries

Parachute, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 1st, 2019


$52,000.00 to $66,560.00 per Year   Calculate


Parachute, CO





Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Garfield County Libraries are seeking an individual who is led by the ALA's Code of Ethics to join our team of enthusiastic librarians as Branch Manager for the Parachute Branch Library.

If you are looking to make a big impact, to be a part of a highly talented team of individuals who work collectively toward being a trusted and valued resource to everyone in our communities, we want to talk to you!

The Branch Manager fosters a creative and innovative work environment; is flexible and open-minded, with a constant desire to learn more; and supports and cultivates staffs’ skills and interests.  Additionally, the Branch Manager encourages staff well-being through a healthy work/life balance; adapts quickly to change; is a creative problem-solver; and effectively communicates to all levels of the Library District.  The Branch Manager is an active member of the Public Services Management Team and a leader in the District.

This position is responsible for providing daily supervision of all aspects of public library services for the branch including but not limited to: collection development, reader's advisory, programming, community outreach, and adult and youth services. 

A MLS or MLIS degree from a graduate school accredited by ALA is required to be considered for this position.  This is a full time (40 hours per week), exempt position. The hiring range is $52,000 - $66,560 annually (DOE), plus medical, dental, and vision benefits; employer contribution to retirement plan; and paid time off.  Some nights and weekends may be required.

Please apply by June 1, 2019 to be considered for this position.  View the full job description and download an application. Submit application materials to hr@gcpld.org or fax to 970-625-4472.

The Community

Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.

The town of Parachute is home to nearly 1,100 residents.  It closely neighbors the town of Battlement Mesa, with about 4,500 residents.  Parachute is 45 minutes from Grand Junction, CO and the scenic Colorado National Monument.  Beautiful Moab, Utah is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Parachute and perfect for a weekend getaway!  World-class skiing at Vail Ski Resort is less than two hours away and just a bit further are Aspen, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and more!

Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.

HR Info

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Please review the full job description and application instructions on our website: gcpld.org/about-us/jobs

Posted May 2, 2019