Employment Opportunities



Position: Library Director, Dolores Public Library District

Salary range:  $48,000 – 55,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include paid leave, monthly health benefit stipend and retirement plan.

Job Description:

The Director serves as the Chief Executive officer of the District and administers all day-to-day operations including collection, circulation, personnel, technology and information services, programs, facilities and other administrative duties under the general direction of and in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.  The Director should be knowledgeable of current library science and technology or be willing to acquire such knowledge. The Director should have strong organizational, decision-making, supervisory, grant-writing, and marketing skills.  The Director must provide both individual and team leadership to a small, committed and experienced staff.  The Director is also an active community member, networking and collaborating with the local schools, businesses, and local government.


Description of Library and local Community:

The library is located on the banks of the Dolores River in Dolores, Colorado.  The local area, the Four Corners, is a unique environment with red rock deserts, high alpine mountains, the headwaters of several rivers, large lakes, and close proximity to many national parks in the western U.S.  The town of Dolores has just under a 1000 residents, an active Chamber of Commerce, a highly rated K-12 school district, community center, fire protection district, and active town Board of Trustees.  Many residents of the town and county pursue many of the outdoor activities available in the area including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and skiing.


DPL Director description May 2017


Education and Experience required:

A Master’s in Library Science with coursework or experience in management and accounting or

A Bachelor’s in Library Science with significant work experience as a librarian with increasing responsibilities and experience in management or accounting or

A degree in education or a related field with significant work experience in public service or nonprofits.  Experience should include managing budgets, employees, and providing services to the general public.

This is a full-time position and an Exempt Management position as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Regulations 29 CFR Part 541.  Scheduled regular duty requires a minimum of forty hours per week; more hours will be required at times.  The final candidate must successfully pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check before hire.


Language skills:

Spanish is not required.

How to Apply:

A complete application will include a cover letter, resume and three professional references submitted in PDF format to doloreslibrary4@gmail.com.  Applications accepted through June 30, 2017.  Anticipated start date as early as August 1, 2017.