Library Director

West Custer County Library District

Westcliffe, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By May 28th, 2021


$43,000.00 to $48,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Westcliffe, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

The West Custer County Library District is seeking a full time Director. The Director will be responsible for creating and maintaining a welcoming, customer-oriented library. The Trustees desire a person who is able to relate well within our rural community. The position requires: digital technology proficiency; demonstrated ability to combine administrative and people skills; reliability and a sense of humor; and the love of learning.  The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a jurisdiction of the State of Colorado, so employees need to recognize this government entity is required to provide services to all members of the community.  The Director has a responsibility for the functioning of all systems of the Library: services; personnel; facility management; financial reporting; Board relations and Long Range Plan; and must be responsive to the public at all times. Bachelor’s degree required.  A Master’s degree in library science or related field or equivalent experience is preferred. Salary range, depending on experience, is $43,000 - $48,000 with the possibility of an annual bonus based on performance. Healthcare benefits to be determined. State Law requires that the names and resumes of finalists for the Director’s position be publicly posted for two weeks prior to the final decision. Review full position description at  Resumes and cover letters are due May 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. to Interim Director Genna Calkins-Mushrush at

Additional Info & Requirements

Under supervision of the Library District Board of Trustees (“Board”), the Director manages the entire Library system and facility. The Director, as a leader in the community, represents the Board of Trustees’ long range goals. The Director ensures that the library is a welcoming place where learning and ideas can take root and grow, a place where people from all parts of the community are comfortable, an archive for historic information, and a center for cultural activities. The Director must communicate effectively with the Board, staff, community, and library patrons. The Director must exercise professional skills, fiscal responsibility, leadership, strong communication and administrative skills, initiative, and independent judgment.

The Community

Westcliffe is in the Wet Mountain Valley, between the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and the Wet Mountains. This rural county with a population of approximately 5,000, is an active ranching community. Surrounded by natural beauty and excellent hiking trails, the community hosts arts, theater, astronomy, and local history events year-round. 


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HR Info

Resumes and cover letters are due May 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. to Interim Director Genna Calkins-Mushrush at

Posted Apr 28, 2021