Technical Services Librarian

Baxter Memorial Library

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  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.

Due to an upcoming retirement, we are currently accepting applications for the full-time (37.5 hours) position of Technical Services Librarian at Baxter Memorial Library. This position at works as a professional librarian under the general direction of the Library Director. The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the cataloging, technical services, and computer functions of the Library. The Technical Services Librarian assumes a leadership role in managing the library’s online public access catalog (OPAC). This position has considerable contact with the public and supervises library assistants and volunteers in the Technical Services Department. A full job description is available HERE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program required. Prior technical services library experience required. A strong technology background, including experience with Sierra ILS is strongly preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Must be available to work weekday, evening, and weekend hours.

BENEFITS: The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees. The Town currently pays 90% of the premium cost for all health insurance coverage levels and provides a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover the cost of out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as deductible and coinsurance. Individuals declining health coverage are eligible for a $1,500 annual medical buyout. In addition to a choice between two excellent health insurance plans, employees have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, IRAs, tuition reimbursement, and more. The Town offers a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match after six months, as well as paid vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays per year. Pay range for this position starts at $22.44 per hour. Salary depends on experience and qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY:  Deadline to apply is December 2, 2021. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Town of Gorham Application for Employment to Human Resources.  Applications are available on the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town’s website, as well as at the Town Manager’s Office by appointment during business hours.

Please mail, fax, or email completed applications to:*

Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Human Resources
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408

*Applications may also be hand-delivered by appointment.

~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posted: November 19, 2021