Kirkwood (Missouri) Public Library
Share your passion for service as the next Director of the Kirkwood
Public Library (MO). The nine-member Board of Trustees seeks a Director who will embrace a focus on thoughtful, sustainable library services
and programs for all Kirkwood residents. Diversity and inclusivity are key as the Library adopts its new 2020 Strategic Plan moving the Library
into the future while respecting its tradition. Serving the 27,000 residents of Kirkwood from a single location, the 45 member staff offer cutting
edge technologies and excellent digital and print collections supported by an annual $2 million operating budget. The Library is also a member of
the nine-library Municipal Library Consortium allowing it to expand its holdings to its customers. Additional support comes from a large volunteer
corps, the bookstore (Books & Beyond), and passport services.
Our community. Located in Southwest St. Louis County, Kirkwood, Missouri (nine square miles) is home
to a vibrant small town atmosphere with strong community involvement. The area boasts high property values, quality public and private schools,
safe neighborhoods and exceptional City services. More than 300 acres of park land can be found throughout the community, from a large central
park that includes an aquatic center, ice rink, outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic sites, and playground areas, to smaller
neighborhood parks. The Downtown Kirkwood Business District is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many restaurants and
shops as well as the Kirkwood Farmersí Market. The Kirkwood area is the perfect place to live, work and play. For more information about the
Library and the area, visit Kirkwood Links.
Responsibilities. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Libraryís administration in support of the
Board approved mission statement and policies. Broad areas for concentration include Public Service, Administrative Management, Staff Management,
Collection Development, and Board Support. See the Position Description
for further details.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Masterís in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and
four years of experience in an administrative capacity. The Director must have sound decision-making skills; proven ability to recruit and retain
staff through mentoring, coaching and supervising; a commitment to a high level of public service; budgeting and finance experience; support for
diversity and inclusivity as core values; and a desire to be the Libraryís representative to external organizations and agencies. Experience
reporting to a governing board is preferred.
Compensation. The hiring range is $75,400-95,650 with an excellent benefits package.
For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates.
Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth
Bradbury on or before the closing date of October 20, 2019.
BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES
4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS
CITY, MO 64111