Youth Services Manager
Posting revised January 3, 2022
The Scarborough Public Library seeks an energetic and engaging individual to lead our Youth Services team in providing an excellent library experience to the community’s youth and their families. Responsible for effectively managing all functions of the Youth Services Department, the Youth Services Manager will work directly with youth of all ages, mentor a dedicated team, grow an excellent collection, and design and deliver innovative library programming. With planning for a potential building expansion underway, the Youth Services Manager will build upon the Library’s strong foundation by envisioning future services and spaces for children and teens.
A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is required (degree candidates considered) as is demonstrated knowledge of child development, materials for children, and current trends in library services for children. Supervisory experience in or outside the library field is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a busy environment and be comfortable working with patrons of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
This is a professional, full-time, salaried position exempt from overtime pay. Schedule includes a mix of weekday, evening, and occasional weekend hours based on the operating, staffing, and programming needs of the Library; flexibility in scheduling is necessary.
Salary range starts at $58,531 ($28.14/hour). Salary will be determined by level of experience and education. A generous benefits package includes: paid vacation, personal, and sick time; medical (100% of employee’s premium currently covered), dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401 money purchase retirement plan (6% match) with optional 457 deferred compensation plan (4% match).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All candidates will be contacted once a hiring decision has been made. Please submit resume, cover letter, application, and the names of three professional references to:
Nancy Crowell, Director
Scarborough Public Library
48 Gorham Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-396-6266 (phone) 207-883-9728 (fax)
ncrowell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org