Hutchinson Memorial Library in Randolph seeks a new library director.

Hutchinson Memorial Library
228 North High Street
Randolph, WI 53956

Career Opportunity
Posted June 29, 2018

The charming Village of Randolph, population 1,800, is looking to replace their retiring Library Director. Randolph has had a public library since 1872 and this beautiful building since 1936. Expanded and modernized in 1997, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. A comfortable, modern library is located less than six miles from three different lakes and is approximately one hour drive to Madison and Wisconsin Dells. It is about an hour and a half to Milwaukee. Randolph is less than one hour drive to five different colleges. The Village is self-contained with a beautiful park and pool, shops, churches, two parochial grade schools and a new modern public school grades pre-K to 12.

Title: Full-Time Library Director
Application Deadline: August 1, 2018 by 4pm
Anticipated Start Date: September 10, 2018
Minimum Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
● Eligibility for Grade Three Wisconsin Public Librarian certification DLT [3.15(4)(c)(6) & Admin. Code PI 6].
● Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience including significant administrative and supervisory responsibility. Or recent MLS graduate.
● Bachelor’s degree
● Experience working with a board of trustees or similar authoritative body.
● Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet, and digital communications.
● Working knowledge of Microsoft software products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
● Valid driver’s license; eligibility for Wisconsin driver’s license and a vehicle.
● Ability to develop short and long term development, plans, and objectives.
● Maintains knowledge with standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.
● Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Overall administration of library.
● Supervision, motivation, and inspiration of staff.
● Financial management including fundraising, grant writing, and donor development.
● Strategic planning, programming, outreach, and community relations.
● Prepares the annual budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Village Board.
● Prepares monthly and annual financial and statistical reports to Library Board and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (annual report).
● Oversight of facility.
● Evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness.
● Advocacy of the library before government and various groups and organizations.
● Varying work hours include days, evenings, and some Saturdays.

For more information and job description visit the Hutchinson Memorial Library at :

Salary is hourly $16 – $18 per hour commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package including health insurance, Wisconsin State retirement program, paid sick days, and paid vacations. The Library’s hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to noon. The director makes the work schedules.

Application Instructions:
● Apply by August 1, 2018 by 4pm
● Include resume, application, and three references.
● Village of Randolph job application available online at:
● Applications may be emailed to Peggy Potter at or mailed to:
Search Committee
Hutchinson Memorial Library
228 North High Street
Randolph, WI 53956

The Village of Randolph is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with a disability may request accommodations needed in the application and/or interview process.