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Director of Libraries (Year-Round), Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI


A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.

Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to transform and elevate the function and scope of library services in both the Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp. This pivotal role will be tasked with re-envisioning the library as a “learning commons” complete with state-of-the art services, support, and resources for students studying the arts in a vigorous academic boarding environment. Successful candidates will articulate a vision for technology integration, student support, and maker/engineering spaces, while at the same time enhancing the traditional offerings of the library, music library, and archives.

The Director of Libraries will set the vision for the Bonisteel Library, using their knowledge of current trends and practices to foster an environment supporting learning, creativity, innovation, and knowledge/content creation. The Director will develop meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and students; provide a collection and set of services that reflect and anticipate patron’s needs; and foster an atmosphere of welcome, support, and inspiration within the library.

Essential Duties:

Set the vision for the Bonisteel Library
Identify and establish new and needed library services and programs, while also coordinating collection development efforts
Build and sustain relationships across disciplines and departments on campus
Coordinate with the Dean of Academics to create and maintain an effective plan for addressing Information Literacy skills across the curriculum, which could include teaching classes as well as aiding faculty
Work with library staff on special projects dealing with outreach, programming, and initiatives
Model effective communication and collaboration among team members, creating a trusting, joyful, and productive environment that respects and appreciates the knowledge and perspective of others
Inspire curiosity in staff and patrons alike
Maintain a working environment of accountability and openness to feedback
Manage the annual budget
Participate in school-wide committee work as assigned
Supervise and evaluate library staff

Experience and Skills
Must possess an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS). Along with this, an undergraduate degree in an arts and/or education related field is desirable.
Understand and have experience in implementing best practices for library collections and services as well as progressive managerial experience in a library. Knowledge or experience with music library and archival operations is preferred.
Ability to envision the needs of 21st century learners from around the globe and adapt library facilities and protocols
Sound, collaborative management skills and the ability to be decisive
Experience with the operation of music libraries, archival operations, and collections in various arts disciplines
Knowledgeable in both the current and future trends and practices in libraries
Understanding of current copyright standards in various media and performance areas
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to students, faculty, administration, staff, and parents
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrates respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values

Application Materials Required:

Cover Letter

Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Job Benefits
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Sick time & vacation time
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances

Interlochen Center for the Arts provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion (religious creed), age, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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