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Becket and Washington's Community Library

The Becket Athenaeum


Becket Athenaeum Director
The Becket Athenaeum, Becket and Washington’s Community Library, is seeking a dynamic and innovative library director to provide the highest level of executive leadership and comprehensive administration for the Becket Athenaeum, exercising administrative supervision over all staff. The Director has full responsibility for developing a detailed library program and maintaining standards in professional and related activities to meet the objectives of the library.

This position reports directly to the Becket Athenaeum Board of Trustees and will manage daily operations, patron services, building maintenance, budget development and adherence, fundraising and grant writing, and other programs as determined by the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills to foster a productive, cooperative working environment; the ability to meet deadlines while managing a number of priorities; and proficiency developing, administering and coordinating all areas of the library. This position requires effective interaction with local government officials and other community leaders to fulfill the objectives of the library and to support the local community in ways that engage and respond to the needs of all patrons. 

Candidates for the Director position must have a college degree from an accredited four-year program and at least three years of appropriate experience in institutional leadership, including experience in a library or similar setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. This position is funded by our operations budget, and is a year-round, 16-24-hour-per-week position.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to Search Committee, Becket Athenaeum, 3367 Main Street, Becket, MA 01223 or email to cathy@bwlibrary.org.
We will accept applications for this position until 10 AM, November 27, 2018.