Would you like to live and work where other people come to vacation? If you’ve been thinking you’ve had enough of the big city, the Spanish Peaks Library District in Walsenburg, Colorado may be right for you. This small library is located in a culturally diverse community three hours south of Denver. Close to New Mexico it’s an easy drive to Santa Fe and Taos. The Great Sand Dunes and Wolf Creek Pass ski area are to the west. On the eastern plains one can find dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs. Lathrop State Park, just outside of town, has boating and fishing.
As the Director, this is a unique opportunity to lead the library on its current course of growth and expansion, bring new innovative ideas forward and implement positive change. You would even be able to help host “Trivia Night” at the local brew pub.
The Director would be able to build and grow existing programs, develop new outreach initiatives, seek ways to engage the community while working with many other community entities. If you are the kind of person that thinks outside the box, likes challenges and to watch projects flourish with your assistance and guidance, while being mindful of your community, this is YOUR place. With the collaboration of staff and the Board of Trustees, you could be the change agent for developing a library for the future. The possibilities are endless.
If this appeals to you, speaks to you, calls you to rural life, this adventure awaits you!
Additional Info & Requirements
Previous experience in a supervisory role
Dealing with the public
Master’s Degree in Library Science
Previous library experience
Information technology and software programs
Previous budgetary implementation
Community projects involvement
Project management experience
Spanish Peaks Country in Southern Colorado has drawn explorers, settlers, and visitors for centuries. Cut by a scenic highway wrapped in tales and tradition and packed with natural wonders, outdoor recreation, and artistic inspiration, this unique corner of Colorado is not only where legends roam… it’s where they play, create, explore, and thrive.
Walsenburg, Huerfano Country’s county seat, sits in the heart of Spanish Peaks Country. With I-25, Highway 160, and Highway 10 meeting in Walsenburg, this quaint, Southern Colorado gem is a popular stop for travelers who delight in its small-town charm and history, natural wonders, and artistic inspiration of the surrounding area.
Please submit a non-form cover letter and a professional resume. Please include in your cover letter your response to the following question:
“As the Director, how would you promote the Spanish Peaks library within the community?”
Apply to the board of trustees: SPLD.DirectorSearch@gmail.com
Application deadline is April 9, 2021