Bixby Seeks Applicants for Director’s Position

About the Bixby and Vergennes

Located in the beautiful little city of Vergennes, Vermont, the Bixby Library is an incorporated non-profit that serves a five-town community of 8,000 residents. Built in 1911, the library is notable as one of the top ten historical buildings in the state of Vermont.  The Bixby’s annual budget is $264,638 with a staff of 3.8 FTE and a team of committed volunteers. The Bixby is on an ambitious course to generate excitement, fulfill community needs and increase support from its residents.

We are located close to the shores of Lake Champlain, an easy drive to the college towns of Burlington and Middlebury. Steeped in history, Addison County also offers many outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, kayaking and skiing. The restaurant scene is Vergennes is vibrant and our opera house regularly schedules cultural events and concerts. Learn more about Vergennes in this clip: https://youtu.be/FEzQkTCiwng

The Job & Qualifications

Our new director will recognize the tremendous opportunity to lead the staff in building partnerships, marketing the library, advocating for the Bixby and ensuring that library operations are responsive to community needs. We are looking for an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required.  The job description is available here

Starting salary: $45,000 – $55,000, commensurate with qualifications and skills. Health insurance; pension program; paid holidays and sick time.

Send a letter of interest, indicating how your qualifications match our requirements, and a resume to searchcommittee@bixbylibrary.org by  March 1, 2020 for first consideration.