Employment Opportunities


FULL TIME: 35 hours (in-person) per week

Job Summary

The Hartland Library Director is a visionary and innovative leader, responding to the needs of the Hartland community and adapting to the changing role of public libraries. The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. They act as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community, and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director has overall responsibility for collection development and oversight of all library services, delegating as necessary and appropriate. The Library Director embraces, supports, and celebrates our diverse community.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least two years of public library administration is preferred. Candidates with both public library experience and supervisory experience in other areas will also be considered. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree will be considered if willing to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within two years.

  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions is essential.
  • Ability to manage a budget on a municipal scale
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a collaborative setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Experience working with the public and strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems (e.g., Koha) preferred
  • General technology skills/knowledge preferred
  • Vermont Public Library Certification preferred

Salary Range: 50,836-57,550


The Hartland Public Library offers full time (30+ hours per week) employees the following benefits.

  • Paid holidays, vacation, personal, bereavement, and sick time.
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Vermont Municipal Retirement System (VMERS) membership and benefits

Hartland is a rural town located in Windsor County, in south-central Vermont, with a population around

3,483. Hartland was chartered July 10, 1761 and the town comprises approximately 28,500 acres of forested hills and farmland. There are approximately 12.3% of residents working in the community.

The Hartland Vermont Declaration of Inclusion: Recognizing that diversity strengthens and enriches a community, The Town of Hartland denounces discrimination and welcomes all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, or disability. We strongly commit ourselves and our institutions to the fair and equal treatment of everyone who lives or works in or passes through our three villages. We strive to ensure that all of our plans, policies, programs, procedures, statements, and actions reflect this commitment and support a town in which all persons feel safe to express their opinion and participate in the community.


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All finalists subject to a background check

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to: hplbotchair@gmail.com





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Thank you for your interest in joining the Hartland library! All are welcome! Fill out the online form and we will contact you when your card is ready. You may also come to the library to get a card