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Frances L. Simek Memorial Library (Medford, Wisconsin) is seeking an enthusiastic leader who will bring innovative ideas, outstanding management skills, passion for the library’s mission, and a willingness to be involved in community activities. The director serves as chief executive officer of the library and manages the facility, a staff of 13 full- and part-time employees, the library’s finances, and all aspects of operations.  

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively, proven leadership skills, and a positive work ethic. 

Serving over 14,000 area residents, the library is located in the city of Medford. Medford offers an outstanding quality of life, a strong sense of community, and is located in north central Wisconsin. The Library is a member of the Wisconsin Valley Library Service and the V-Cat automation consortium. The library circulates more than 137,000 items each year and has an annual budget of $380,000. 

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree to meet State of Wisconsin Grade II Public Library certification. Library administration and technology experience is preferred.   

Salary/Pay RangeSalary based on experience and certification. Full-time benefits include: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/jury duty and the city’s contribution to the Wisconsin Retirement System. 

Application Timeline and Process: The Search Committee will begin candidate review on November 23, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. City of Medford employment application form is available at http://www.citymedfordwi.com Cover letter, resume, City of Medford application form, and list of 3 references should be emailed to Dan Miller at milleda@medford.k12.wi.us. Questions or inquiries about the position may also be emailed to this address.