sfplnj logo



66 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
(973) 376 4930


Search Our Catalog:

sfplnj logo


Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director

The Springfield Free Public Library is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated librarian to assume the newly created position of Assistant Director. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an accredited program
  • NJ Professional Librarian certificate, or eligibility to apply for one
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in a public library
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong competency in basic library IT
  • Strong competency in social media
  • Ability to mentor and motivate employees
  • Experience with grant writing a plus
  • Experience in Youth Services a plus

Duties to include:

  • Responsibility for oversight of routine maintenance tasks that occur on a regular basis, including roof inspection, fire extinguisher inspector, gutter cleaning, lawn sprinkler system, landscape upgrades, HVAC switchover
  • Handle all staff scheduling, including vacation, sick and personal days as well as public service desk hours.
  • Assist with IT problems as necessary
  • Along with Director, attend all library board meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Perform annual evaluations for all non-professional employees.
  • Provide coverage at the Youth Services desk when necessary.
  • Provide regular rotation of coverage at the adult services reference desk when necessary.
  • Assist Library Director in developing new program series, including a reconstituted library book discussion group.
  • Assume responsibility for all library functions and operations when the Director is on vacation or otherwise unavailable.
  • All other duties as delegated by the Library Director

This is a full time position constituting a minimum of 35 hours per week and which may include the occasional scheduling of evening and weekend hours, including Sundays. Hiring Range for this position is $65,000-$70,000, and an accompanying benefits package.

Please send resume and cover letter to Library Director Dale Spindel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 2, 2021. 

The Springfield Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Print Email