Library Director

Jesup Memorial Library

Bar Harbor, Maine

Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 5th, 2021


$65,000.00 to $75,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Bar Harbor, ME





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine is seeking a self-directed leader with thorough knowledge of library management and library science to serve as our new Library Director.  The major areas of responsibility are supervision and management of the library’s programs, services, collections, budget, staff, and facilities, and the Library Director needs to have a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors, volunteers, donors and foundations, and the local community of Mount Desert Island.

The Jesup is a private nonprofit corporation that has provided public library services to the Town of Bar Harbor and the surrounding area since 1911.  It currently has a dedicated staff of nine employees and is in the final phase of a major capital campaign to restore our historic building and add a new wing.  The library is governed by a Board of Directors and funded by annual fundraising, an endowment, and the Town of Bar Harbor.

An M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. with at least five years of library experience with some at the administrative level including staff supervision and budget preparation is required.  The full job description for the Library Director can be found at

Additional Info & Requirements

The Jesup Memorial Library is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce of highly qualified staff to broaden perspectives, promote equity and inclusion, and connect to the breadth of our community. Applicants with racially, ethnically, or culturally diverse identities or backgrounds are urged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to by April 5, 2021. Your cover letter should describe your interest and relevant experience.  Please also include a list of three references with their contact information.

The Community

Located on the scenic coastline of Maine, the town of Bar Harbor is a world-famous destination.  The Jesup serves as a modern community and cultural center for both Bar Harbor's year-round community and the large influx of seasonal visitors who visit Acadia National Park each summer. With a year-round population of 5470, Bar Harbor’s largest employers include the Jackson Laboratory, MDI Biological Laboratory, and College of the Atlantic.

The library works to connect people of all ages through programs, technology, and services to ideas, information, and each other.  In 2019, the Jesup offered 324 programs that were attended by almost 6800 people and circulated 43988 items.  Our new Library Director must share this commitment to community involvement and be eager to work collaboratively with other organizations.


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Posted Mar 3, 2021