TITLE: Library Manager

GENERAL SUMMAY: The Library Manager provides varied professional, fiscal, and administrative support for the Library Director.  The Library Manager assists in overseeing 10 part-time employees and the library buildings. The position requires independent judgment and discretion within precise adherence to Board policy, a high degree of responsibility and initiative.

A high level of organizational, accounting, and communication skills are crucial. Proficiency in computer skills and word processing are required. Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, work with a variety of people, and provide exceptional customer service.  The majority of the job is performed while also staffing the public service desk so the ability to multi-task, work with frequent interruption, and concentrate with others are talking is vital. 

EXAMPLE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  (The following are intended to illustrate typical duties; they are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive.)


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general direction of the Library Director.          

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Serves as administrative head of the Library in the absence of the Library Director. Provides leadership and assists with supervision for all Library staff.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:  Has numerous contacts with library personnel at all levels, with outside agencies and the general public to provide or obtain information; coordinates work efforts; and resolves operating problems.  May represent the Library at meetings and acts a technical authority on specific library matters.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:  Duties are primarily performed in an office setting, but may require long periods of walking, standing, sitting and talking.  Must be able to tolerate long-term use of computers.  Involves occasional climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. Lifting and moving objects and materials up to 50 lbs.  Occasionally requires pushing a wheeled cart containing books. Requires attending meetings away from the library, out of town and overnight.  As a small rural public library with limited custodial staff, light cleaning, shoveling, salting walkways, weeding, moving tables, and other light physical duties are done by all employees on occasion.   



Any combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. 

COMPENSATION: The wage is $39,000 (18.75/hr.).  Benefits include health insurance, enrollment in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) holidays, vacation, sick leave. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the fair labor standards act, however weekly hours over 40 may be taken as straight comp time.  

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, list of previous employment with start and end dates of employment and reason for leaving, and minimum of three professional references by email to Director Denise Ard at  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  This position is open until filled with the first review of applications due Monday, June 8, 2020.

North Valley Public Library is a rural library with a service population of about 10,000 located in the Town of Stevensville, MT with a population 2,025.  The library is located in three store front buildings.