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Director, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Are you passionate about libraries?  The Westfield Athenaeum seeks a dynamic leader to drive the transformation of our organization.  Serving the community since 1868, the Athenaeum is housed in an historic building at the heart of the city overlooking Park Square.  The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound in an 'accessible to all' facility. The Director will build on accomplishments including a multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services. 

The Director role is a salaried position reporting to the Board of Directors.  General responsibility includes oversight of Athenaeum staff, library operations, execution of strategic and tactical planning, grant/funding development, managing a limited operating budget, facility management, maintenance and renovation. 

Flexibility and organizational skills are required to perform community outreach and engagement, support fundraising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network. 

This is a high visibility position that requires polished communications skills and a high degree of personal effectiveness to build productive relationships and lead our staff to success.  The Director must create a compelling vision for the Athenaeum, inspiring engagement and community support for the transformation.



  • Proven leadership skills in an organization of comparable size or larger
  • Demonstrated capabilities in appropriate technologies, tools and media
  • Proven ability to partner with various constituencies to achieve long term goals
  • Administrative management in an organized workforce
  • Experience with contract negotiation


Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: October 18th, 2019


How to Apply

Please provide:

  • Resume with cover letter and salary requirements
  • Work samples or portfolio demonstrating accomplishments

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Board of Directors

Westfield Athenaeum

Attn: Personnel Committee

6 Elm Street

Westfield, MA 01085

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