The Hartland Public Library is accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of library director. The position is open due to the retirement of the current director. Applicants should be enthusiastic supporters of public libraries with a passion for cultivating learning and literacy, and engaging the community. A strong candidate will have an understanding of 21st century skills with ability to triage basic problems; excellent communication skills; the ability to remain positive and flexible; and a demonstrated ability to lead people.
The Library was completely renovated and expanded in 2012, and it is a beautiful, modern 21,000-square-foot facility that demonstrated the backing of citizens who value and support their community library.
Serving over 14,000 area residents, the Library is located in the heart of the Village of Hartland. Hartland is a family-oriented community located 25 miles west of Milwaukee in Waukesha County with a commitment to excellent school systems, well-maintained infrastructure and plenty of green space. The library director is under the supervision of an independent seven-member library board of trustees and is also an integrated component of the village government. The Library is a member of the Bridges Library System, which includes the 24 libraries located in Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. The Library circulates nearly 200,000 items each year and has an annual budget of over $700,000.
Qualifications: This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program with eligibility for a Grade 1 Wisconsin library certificate. Full job description and links are available here.
Salary: From $56,000/year (negotiable dependent on qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
Application Timeline and Process: Please complete the village application form and email cover letter and resume to David Cox, Village Administrator, at davidc@VillageofHartland.com on or before February 9, 2018. Questions or inquiries about the position may also be emailed to this address.