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Posted by: Sue Hostetler

Posted date: 2018-Jun-13

Location: Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library invites qualified individuals to submit their applications for the position of Library Director. Located in the charming city of Fitzgerald, in central Georgia, the Library serves a community of approximately 20,000 in Ben Hill County.

Positioned in beautiful historic downtown, the Library offers a variety of services for all ages. The Director is responsible for monitoring the entire library program including leading a dedicated staff, developing a financially sound budget, ensuring compliance with all state and federal rules, regulations, and laws, submitting all necessary reports (Annual Report, AUP, E-rate, etc.), and growing relationships with community and governmental organizations.

The Director will work closely with an engaged and involved community, including a supportive Board of Trustees, an active Friends of the Library group, and a blossoming Library Foundation. A successful candidate will be ready to actively participate and fully engage in the surrounding community, therefore, relocation to the area is a must.

To learn more about the Library and the community, please visit our website at
Job Title Director
Start Date immediately
Library/Institution Name Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library
Salary Base Salary: $64,500 (plus benefits)
Certification Required? Yes
City Fitzgerald
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Applicants must possess a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a grade 5-B certification from the Georgia State Board for the certification of Librarians (of the ability to obtain certification.

All applicants should possess knowledge of library programming and outreach services, personnel practices, facility operation and maintenance, financial management skills, federal and state filing requirements (including E-Rate), and the ability and interest to work closely with community partners and governmental organizations.

Additionally required is a minimum of five years professional public library experience. Managerial experience, knowledge of fiscal management, PINES experience, demonstrated leadership, and public relations skills preferred.
Application Instructions Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Director Search
Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library
123 N. Main Street
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
or email to:
Web Link http://
Special Notes Resumes will be reviewed at time of receipt. There is no closing date for this position. The position is currently vacant.

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