Rosenberg Library Galveston, Texas
The Board of Directors of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas, is seeking its next Executive Director, an accomplished leader who will continue the Library’s long tradition of serving the community. Rosenberg Library Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which receives operating funds from the City of Galveston, but must rely on donations and grants from private individuals and foundations for major capital improvements and repairs to the building. A carefully managed endowment also provides a portion of the Rosenberg Library’s annual operating income.
Rosenberg Library is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. With funding provided through a bequest from Henry Rosenberg, the Rosenberg Library Association was organized as a private corporation in 1900 to give free library service to all Galvestonians. As such, it is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is not owned or operated by the city. The Library is governed by a board of twenty trustees, who meet annually to elect a nine-member board of directors. In addition to a wide array of public library services, the beautifully restored 75,000 square foot Rosenberg Library building also houses one of the most important archives in the state on the history of Galveston and the early settlement of Texas up through the Civil War. There is also a large collection of art and artifacts along with meeting rooms for public use, a very active children’s department with on-going activities and a technology department with state-of-the-art equipment available to the public. The Library has a $4.6M operating budget and a staff of 39 FTE. Rosenberg Library also serves as the headquarters for the Galveston County Library System, a federated library system of eight independent public libraries.
Qualifications, Duties and Responsibilities
- A progressive forward-thinking leader with innovative and creative solutions
- Experience in community-building and developing partnerships with external stakeholders
- Executive level organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations
- Experience in fiscal oversight, budgeting and long-range strategic planning
- Experience / professional interest in archives and art / gallery management
- Knowledge of latest technology available and necessary to optimize the Library’s offerings
Minimum requirements include ten years of professional library experience with at least five years of senior level administrative experience, a MLS from an ALA accredited program and/or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required. A Masters in Arts or Humanities will also be considered.
The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Send Resume to: Please submit resume and a completed job application to firstname.lastname@example.org – Rosenberg Library application forms are available at https://rosenberg-library.org/about/about-the-library/employment-opportunities/