Job Opportunity: Executive Director for Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

Job Opportunity: Executive Director for Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

By on Mar 28, 2023 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Hiring, Public Libraries, Talent Acquisition |

The trustees of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library [HMMPL] in Zionsville, Indiana are seeking a dynamic, visionary leader as the library’s next Executive Director. This multi-faceted, mission-driven leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Library. The new Executive Director will provide sound strategic management and possess a strong orientation towards innovation, inspiration, and increasing community connectivity and collaboration.

The Executive Director operates with a high level of independence but reports directly to a seven-member Board of Trustees. The Library has a generous Foundation with a $4 million dollar endowment and an active Friends group that provides additional grants and funding each year.

Learn more about the opportunity here.

About the Library and Community

HMMPL serves as a valuable community resource by encouraging the joy of reading, lifelong learning, and the exploration of creativity, information, and knowledge for all ages and cultures in an equitable manner.

HMMPL is a growing library serving more than 37,500 Central Indiana residents who live in Eagle, Union, and Worth townships of Boone County. The Library serves patrons of all ages, and currently has the second highest circulation rate per capita in the state. The main branch is located in Zionsville, Indiana with a new branch opening in Whitestown, Indiana in the fall of 2023. The adjacent towns are recognized as two of the fastest growing areas in the state, boasting beautiful outdoor amenities, a thriving downtown, highly-ranked school systems, and a population growing in diversity.


Position Qualifications and Compensation

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Three or more years of experience in library operations management; multi-site management experience preferred.
  • Experience in fiscal oversight of an annual budget, and the ability to advocate for public library funding and support.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with trustees, civic/community partners, local businesses, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience leading change and rapid organizational growth. Prior experience with large capital improvement/construction projects, and/or opening a new facility is preferred.
  • Experience implementing policies and upholding the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science.

A generous compensation package includes competitive starting annual salary of $90,000 – $100,000; healthcare benefits include time-off, medical, dental, vision, pension plan, and more.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.