Library Director

Department of Post-Secondary Education,
Training and Labour
(Pay Band 5)
Open Competition
Saint John

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is seeking an individual to join the New Brunswick Public Library Service as Director of the Saint John Free Public Library.

The Director plans the development of the central library and its two branches (East and West) through strategic and operational planning; manages the central library and oversees the management of its two branches in accordance with provincial and regional policies and procedures; oversees the recruitment, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of staff; promotes the library and its services; participates in collection development for the library and the region; serves as secretary to the library board; manages the library board budget provided by the municipality; works in conjunction with the board and the municipality to maintain the library facility; maintains positive relations with the community and with the staff of the library region; develops partnerships; and manages grants. In addition to managing and overseeing all library operations, the Director will take part in service and program delivery.

In addition to its important role in the community, the library is the resource centre for the Fundy Library Region. Resource Centre libraries play a lead role in the development and delivery of adult, young adult, children's, reference and circulation services in the region. 

As Director of the library playing the role of resource centre for the region, the Director is a member of the regional management team. In that role, the Director will be a key support in developing service in the region; in recommending and implementing regional and provincial programs, priorities, policies and guidelines; in taking part in regional and provincial committees; in leading special projects; and in using his or her expertise to mentor and guide staff of the library region via the development of training and other activities as needed.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience including one (1) year of management and supervision. Experience using e-mail, library automation software, and MS-Word is necessary. 

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

The following operational requirements are also required: This position requires travel as well as daytime, evening and weekend shifts (based on work schedules). Maintaining the library collections will involve some lifting.

Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies: Developing Others; Effective Interactive Communication; Organizational Commitment; Relationship/ Network Building; Results Orientation; Strategic Thinking; Team Leadership.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: Knowledge of Department's Fiscal Environment; Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge.

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

In the event that this competition poses difficulties in recruiting, candidates with less than four (4) years of experience may be considered at a salary commensurate with their experience.

Salary: $56,524 to $78,962 per annum 

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at or by mail at the following address and received on or before January 3, 2020, indicating the competition number: Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Human Resource Services, 500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 100, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Telephone: (506) 453-8231
Fax: (506) 457-6750

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

We promote a scent-reduced environment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competition number: R62-2019/20-1260

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