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Library Director 


The Charlevoix Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and motivated individual as Director. Charlevoix is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan.  Located in close proximity to Petoskey, Boyne City and Traverse City, Charlevoix offers many cultural historical and recreational venues and opportunities year-round.

The library, considered by many as the” living room of the community”, serves 9600 residents and a growing summer tourist population.  It employs twenty professional and paraprofessional staff. The successful candidate will be an approachable, competent and innovative leader with a penchant for community relations, understands the value of internal and external customer service and can lead the library in exciting and innovative ways.

Key Expectations

The library director provides the institutional leadership and public persona of the organization reporting to the Board of Trustees. The director works in partnership with the board to ensure the organization fulfills its mission and creates strategies that guarantee its future success. The director is accountable for the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the organization in keeping with the philosophy set by the Board of Trustees. The library director works with considerable independence subject to board policies and directives but is expected to demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, creativity and mature judgment in the performance of duties.

Click Director Job Description for the full position description


  • A Master of Library Science Degree
  • Librarians Permanent Professional Certificate (or qualify for one)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in an increasingly responsible supervisory and or administrative position
  • Substantial experience in public services
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with staff and with Trustees.


To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, signed employment application and resume to the following:


Charlevoix Public Library Board of Trustees                  or to

Attn: Lyn Weick

Charlevoix Public Library

220 Clinton Street

Charlevoix MI 49720


This position will include some evening and weekends hours.

Beginning Salary Range is $60,000 – $70,000 negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Competitive benefit package.

Please apply no later than October 25th, 2019. 


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