Library Employment Opportunities

The Johnson Creek Public Library seeks a well-organized and community-minded leader to direct the operations of their library. The ideal candidate will:

  • be an enthusiastic supporter of public libraries with a passion for cultivating learning and literacy;
  • possess the ability for strategic thinking, a positive and flexible approach to problem solving, and excellent communication skills;
  • have demonstrated ability to lead people, work with community groups, and volunteers;
  • have knowledge of and proficiency with computers, internet, and digital communications;
  • have familiarity with popular library software and hardware, current library practices, technology, and trends;
  • develop, create, and offer programming for all ages.

The library has created a vibrant literacy and learning atmosphere and serves to further the mission of early childhood education.  The library is evaluating space needs for potential expansion of the facility in the future. The library director will be an integral part of this process. 

The Johnson Creek Public Library is a member of the Bridges Library System, which includes the 24 public libraries located in Jefferson and Waukesha counties. The library serves a municipal community of 3,021 and provides library services to the rural residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. Johnson Creek is located at the crossroads of Interstate 94 and Highway 26 and is approximately halfway between Madison and Milwaukee.

Responsibilities: The Library Director is under the direct supervision of a five-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for all library operations, including serving as the library’s executive officer and technical advisor to the board; building and maintaining the collection; managing the library budget and finances; supervising library staff; maintaining the library building; and developing, implementing, and promoting library services and programs to all residents of the community.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for a Wisconsin Grade II (Bachelor’s Degree plus four courses which can be completed after hire) certification.  Three or more years of library experience, including library administration experience, is desired.  A Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library is preferred. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with their staff, the Library Board, the Village of Johnson Creek, and community organizations.

Compensation: The minimum salary starts at $48,500 commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The Village of Johnson Creek provides a competitive package of benefits. 

Send a cover letter, résumé, and a completed application for employment to:

Kelly Brinkman, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer
kellyb@johnsoncreekwi.org

OR

Johnson Creek Public Library Board of Trustees
c/o Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Kelly Brinkman
P. O. Box 238
Johnson Creek WI 53038

Position open until filled.

The Village of Johnson Creek is an equal opportunity employer.