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Library Director, Watertown Free Library, Watertown, MA


Watertown, MA (35,329 pop.), is seeking an engaged and visionary leader
to serve as the next Director of the Watertown Free Public Library. The
Director oversees and monitors day-to-day library operations, including
budgeting and personnel management. The Director must have superior
people management and team-building skills, and be a strong and open
communicator and an ambassador for the library, highlighting its successes
and articulating its needs. The library is a welcoming, inclusive, and
accepting space and the Director should recognize the library’s
commitment to diversity in the hiring of staff. The City has a proposed FY23
library budget of $3.48M, with 23 FT and 12 PT employees in addition to
the Director. Applicants should have a successful track record as a Director,
Assistant Director, or department manager in a library. Candidates must
have strong operations and budgetary management skills as well as strong
interpersonal and strategic planning abilities. Extensive knowledge of
professional library principles, practices, and services is required. Being
multi-lingual is a plus. MBLC certification and an MLIS degree are required.
Annual salary: $110,000+, depending on qualifications. AA/EOE.

How to apply:

For additional information, visit or contact
Community Paradigm Associates Principal Bernard Lynch at
[email protected]

Submit résumé and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, by
3:00 p.m. EST, March 18, 2022, to: [email protected]
Subject: Watertown Library Director.