Park County Library System
County Library Director
Park County (Wyoming) Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented Director with excellent communication skills and the vision necessary to lead this three library system into the future.
Currently the system has a budget of $1,761,372.00 to provide a wide range of services to a population of 29,189 county residents as well as summer visitors. The three libraries – located in Cody, Powell and Meeteetse – have a current staff of 43. All of the libraries participate in the statewide WYLD network and consortium for automation and licensed databases. Additional information about this position, the Park County Library System and Park County is available at parkcountylibrary.org/jobs.
The ideal candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program, five years’ professional library experience and a minimum of two years’ administrative experience. Additional desirable qualifications would include experience in public libraries, governmental and human relations, budget preparation and management, planning, and an interest in and knowledge of rural libraries.
Salary range for the position is $63,000.00 to $79,000.00 depending on experience. A standard benefits package is provided in addition to the salary. Out of state applicants should be aware that Wyoming does not tax personal income.
Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest, a personal/professional resume and three professional references to:
Ms. Lisa Heimer
Park County Library System
1500 Heart Mountain Street
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Applications received on or before March 20, 2020 will be given first consideration.
The library system’s administrative office is located in the Park County Public Library in Cody, Wyoming (population 9,689). Cody was established by William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody and a group of investors in 1896. It is situated on the western edge of the Big Horn Basin 52 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park and 80 miles west of the Big Horn Mountains. The Shoshone River flows through Cody and provides excellent opportunities for rafting, kayaking and fishing. Cody is home to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a large complex of five museums (the Draper Natural History Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum and the Buffalo Bill Museum) dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of the history, art and natural history of the American West. During the summer months the Cody Nite Rodeo performs nightly. Opportunities for winter sports include downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling.