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Associate Director of Technology and Operations, The Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

The Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT seeks and Associate Director of Technology and Operations. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual is responsible for overseeing the Mark Twain Library's automation and information technology needs and assuring the smooth operations of the library when the Library Director And Assistant Director are not available. Join a small but dynamic library with one of the largest per capita usage in the state. The library is a member of the BIbliomation Consortium which is part of the Evergreen community. Work in a beautiful setting with an appreciative customer base.


Main Responsibilities:

This position plans for, manages and maintains all technology and technological applications. The positon also serves as webmaster. In addition, the person in this position works closely with the library's phone, HVAC web-based controls, solar panel providers and others as necessary. He/She also Acts as liaison between Library Director and Bibliomation and other hardware and software vendors, places orders as
required, and maintains the technology budget. Other key responsibilities are managing the website and all plug-ins, staff email and implementing new technologies as needed. The position also supports fund-raising chairpersons and the development office technology needs. They will work closely with the Communications Specialist responsible for social media.


Required skills and attributes:

  • Website management skills (WordPress).
  • Professional knowledge of library practices and procedures, knowledge of online library systems, telecommunications, and personal computer software and hardware.
  • Able to deal with public tactfully and work independently.

Other required skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and able to install hardware which may include the need to bend, kneel, crawl and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to drive and access to a car. Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS or MLIS student or experience with library systems. Candidates with related equivalent experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Must show strong affinity for working in a library and with staff who have varied technological knowledge.
  • Strong affinity for website management.

Salary Range: 50,000 - 52,500 dependent on level of experience


Benefits: Health Insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days. travel expense reimbursement. MLIS candidates are eligible for tuition reimbursement of one course per semester. This is a highly professional 35 hour per week position with a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the library.


Deadline: June 30, 2019

Apply to jobs@marktwainlibrary.org with resume, cover letter and names of 2 references. Questions to same email address.

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