Job Opening: Library Director, Teton County Library

Jul 17, 2015

Vacancy Announcement and Full Description on Teton County Library’s website.

Library Director, Teton County Library
Jackson, Wyoming

Salary: $81,981 – $90,491+ commensurate with experience
Teton County offers a comprehensive benefit package.
Relocation package is negotiable.

Final filing deadline: September 4, 2015

The Position
The Library Board seeks a dynamic, visionary leader with proven management skills to serve as executive and financial officer of Teton County Library.  Under general direction of the Library Board, the Library Director performs professional and administrative duties in the planning, development, implementation and direction of public library services for Teton County.

The Community
Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It serves as a southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and is home to three world class ski resorts. Approximately 97% of the land within the county’s borders is held in public ownership.

As a community, Teton County is characterized by its commitment to outdoor adventure, education and philanthropy, demonstrated by abundant arts, recreational and cultural offerings for residents and visitors alike. In the summers, we host more than three million visitors from around the world.  Despite this influx, Jackson Hole proudly maintains its western heritage and hospitality.

As a resort community with a tourism-based economy, living in Teton County costs about 32% more than in the rest of the state with much of the higher cost coming from housing. In addition, this means county agencies, like the library, serve an economically diverse demographic, from second homeowners to low-wage service employees.

Position Requirements
The Director must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political and business acumen.

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • Five years of organizational management and supervisory experience
  • And ten (10) years’ progressively responsible work experience in libraries required
  • Two years’ experience working with organizational boards preferred

Successful candidate will also be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in library services and embrace rapid technology changes occurring in today’s public libraries.

Qualities of the ideal Library Director candidate

  • Leadership & managerial strengths
  • Visionary & strategic thinker
  • Skilled communicator
  • Business acumen
  • Team builder & community partner

Full details about the organization, the position and how to apply can be found at

Email or mail requested materials to:
Julianne Fries
Human Resources Director
Teton County
P.O. Box 3594
Jackson, WY  83001

All questions should be directed to Julianne Fries at the email or phone above. Please do not contact the County or Library staff or Library Board members regarding your status during the hiring process. Teton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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