Frankford, NJ: Local History & Genealogy Librarian 3, Sussex County Library System

Job Opening Title: Local History and Genealogy Librarian (Librarian 3)

Employer Name: Sussex County Library System

Job Location: Frankford, NJ

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

Salary Range: begins at $64,274

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Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Where is this? The Main Library is the largest of the Sussex County Library System’s six buildings. It is a well-used facility, and it serves as the central hub of the County’s library system. The location in Frankford Township offers ready access to outdoor recreation and Routes 15, 94, and 206. The library system is in a time of change & growth; we’re looking for great people to lead the way.

Who are they looking for? A professional librarian with 2+ years of post-MLS experience, preferably in a historical or archival setting, with interests participating in a system-wide management team, providing focused & general reference assistance, history-based programming & collection development, & delighting library patrons, all while building durable structures to expand access to the region’s rich history through our growing local history collection. Grant writing experience and experience writing finding aids are big pluses. Bright, curious, friendly, history-focused, organized, service-oriented, leader—if you identify with these descriptors, we’re looking for you.

Why should I apply? Not many public libraries in NJ have the resources, large service region, and collection of local history materials that are available in Sussex County. If you are interested in diving into—and shaping—our extensive collections, while also crafting the future of access to newly-obtained resources, this could be just the opportunity for you.

What else do I need to know? Civil Service position (Librarian 3)—initial appointment provisional pending Civil Service procedure; 35 hours/week, including some nights & Saturdays; excellent benefits; salary range begins at $64,274; ALA-accredited MLS required; minimum two years’ professional (post-MLS) library experience required; valid driver’s license required; supervisory experience helpful; must reside in, or relocate to, NJ in accordance with state law.

I’m convinced! How do I apply? Resume & three professional references to kfreisinger@sussexcountylibrary.org or to Will Porter, Director, Sussex County Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860. Application deadline: June 15, 2021.