Employment Opportunities

Any employment opportunities at Baxter Memorial Library will be posted on the Town of Gorham’s website under the Employment tab.


Deputy Library Director

Application Deadline: July 5, 2020

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 17,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.

We are currently accepting applications for the regular full time (37.5 hours) position of Deputy Library Director for Baxter Memorial Library. This position works as a professional librarian under the general direction of the Library Director. The Deputy Director is responsible for assisting in all functional activities relating to the management and coordination of library operations, including assuming the duties of the Library Director in his/her absence.  The Deputy Director supervises employees and takes independent action in the coordination of all services, outreach, and activities in the Adult Services Department (circulation and reference).  The Deputy Director is responsible for maintaining the library’s website and participates in collection development in assigned areas. This position has considerable contact with the public and plays a key role in establishing and solidifying library patron relationships through outstanding customer service. A complete job description is available HERE.

The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees, including excellent health insurance, a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match, earned vacation, sick time, and 12 paid holidays. Employees also have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, and tuition reimbursement. Salary depends on experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program required. Prior progressively responsible experience in a related field required with a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience as a full-time librarian. A strong technology background, including previous work with Minerva or other technology consortiums, is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should prepare a Cover Letter, Resume, and Employment Application, available HERE on the “Employment” page of the Town’s website www.gorham-me.org.  Applications will be accepted until Sunday July 5, 2020. The Town reserves the ability to extend the posting period if necessary.

Please mail, fax, or email completed application materials to:*

Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Human Resources
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408
HR@gorham.me.us

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, applications may be dropped off in person at the Municipal Center only by appointment.

~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

 


Baxter Memorial Library is continually accepting applications for its list of on call, part time, Substitute Library Assistants to cover employees’ absences. These applications are periodically reviewed.

Ideal candidates are those looking to broaden their library experience and build valuable skills and relationships. Duties include providing excellent customer service while staffing the circulation desk in either Adult or Youth Services as assigned. Considerable contact with the public, both in-person and by phone is required along with effective communication skills. Prior experience working in or volunteering for libraries is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered.

The pay rate is $12.50 per hour.

To Apply:
Please print and submit a Town of Gorham Employment Application.
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To view a copy of the job description
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Applications are also available at the library during normal business hours.

Completed Applications:
May be submitted by regular mail, hand delivered, or emailed to:

James Rathbun
Library Director
Baxter Memorial Library
71 South Street
Gorham, ME 04038
jrathbun@msln.net