Current Job Opportunities at Freeport Community Library


The Town of Freeport, Maine (pop. 8,737) is seeking a community-oriented leader to be its next Library Director. Freeport is a desirable residential community, as well as one of Maine’s leading tourist destinations with millions of annual visits to its vibrant businesses including the world-famous retailer L.L. Bean. Known for its coastal and recreational amenities, Freeport is conveniently located 20 miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city.

The Director is responsible for the daily operation of the library, including policy and program development and implementation; management of an annual budget of approximately $600,000; and supervision of both full and part-time staff. The Library Director must be able to work within the political and social structures of the community and to communicate effectively with staff and town management. The Library Director is appointed by the Town Manager, confirmed by the seven (7) member Town Council, and will report to the Assistant Town Manager.

Candidates should possess strong leadership skills, as well as extensive knowledge of current best practices in library management, policies, and standards. The ideal candidate will not only have the technical and managerial skills of a director, but will be equally accomplished in building connections with staff, patrons, the community, and other stakeholders.

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in library operations, including internal administration and development activities. Graduation from an accredited college or university required, with a Master’s degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university strongly preferred. Candidates demonstrating an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for the position. Salary range starts at $75,000 and will be determined by level of experience and education.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and 3 professional references by April 25, 2024 to:

Library Director Search
Town of Freeport
30 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032

Email applications may be sent to Review of applications will begin on April 29 and position will remain open until filled.

Job Description

The Town of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and those we serve. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for employment.