Employment Opportunities at the Community Library

Executive Director for The Community Library


The Board of the Community Library in Ketchum seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to direct operations of its Library and Museum. The Library welcomes over 130,000 patron visits annually, offering books, periodicals, internet access, CDs, e-books, and audio books, as well as 100 cultural programs annually. In addition to functioning as a lending library, the Library operates the Sun Valley Museum of History, and is a vital cultural center for patrons with a wide range of interests. It plays a key role in the intellectual life of the community. The Library is a private nonprofit organization supported by community generosity, as well as the Gold Mine stores in Ketchum.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Chair. S/he directly manages Library and Museum operations with 17 – 20 full-time-equivalent employees and an operating budget of $1.4 million. In addition the ED oversees management of the Library’s Gold Mine thrift and consignment stores. The Ed also partners with the Board to achieve ambitious fundraising objectives. The preferred candidate will be knowledgeable about new trends affecting libraries and museums, be able to sustain and grow the Library’s innovative cultural programs, be an experienced institutional team builder with strong management, fiscal and interpersonal skills, and possess a solid background in fundraising and donor development. S/he is the spokesperson for the Library and must enjoy representing the Library at functions throughout the community. A wide-ranging intellectual curiosity, a love of books and ideas, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are important. Understanding the workings of this small and dynamic community, as well as enjoying the outdoors, is a definite plus.

Qualified candidates should have at least five years of senior management experience in educational, non-profit cultural organizations, or libraries. Library Science or similar advanced degree preferred, but not required. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with candidate’s qualifications, experience and education. Submit resume, the names of three references and a cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience to: Search Committee, The Community Library, P. O. Box 2168, Ketchum, ID 83340, or email to search@comlib.org.

Download PDF – Executive Director Job Description

Library Assistant (part-time)

The Community Library is seeking a Library Assistant for our circulation department. This Library Assistant works with a team of individuals to provide consistent, dynamic, and excellent customer service to library users. This position assists with the daily operations of the circulation desk and other library services, performing related duties as assigned. Bilingual preferred. This position reports to the Library Services Supervisor. This is a 20 hour per week position. The employee will work a varied schedule, including days, evenings, and weekends.   Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to www.lprimrose@comlib.org

Dead line for applying is August 29th, 2014Library

Download job description: Library Assistant Job Description August 2014(3)