Employment Opportunity


The Ruth Culver Community Library seeks a dedicated and community-minded Director with a commitment to public service and a vision for the future.

About: The Ruth Culver Community Library is located along the beautiful Wisconsin River in the heart of downtown Prairie du Sac in Sauk County, Wisconsin.  Prairie du Sac is a vibrant community approximately 30 miles northwest of Madison.  The library serves Prairie du Sac and the greater Sauk Prairie area including the Sauk Prairie School District. For more information about the community, please visit the Chamber’s website at www.saukprairie.com.

The library opened at its current location in 2012 and is next to the new Great Sauk State Trail.   A member of the South Central Library System, the Ruth Culver Community Library has a staff of approximately 6.9 FTE, a collection of more than 62,000 items, and a 2018 operating budget of $490,389.  An engaged Friends of the Library group provides support through volunteering and fundraising efforts.  

Requirements:  This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and eligibility for a Grade 1 Public Library Director certification from the State of Wisconsin.  Successful candidates will have good verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, as well as knowledge of technology and libraries.  Excellent customer service and the ability to work effectively with the Library Board, Village of Prairie du Sac, Friends of the Library, employees, donors, and the community is a must.  Three years of library experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a seven member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library.  Responsibilities include financial management, supervision of staff, and oversight of the library facility. 

A complete position description and statement of benefits may be found on the library’s website at www.pdslibrary.org/employment.

Compensation: The minimum salary is $51,000 commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The Village of Prairie du Sac provides a competitive package of benefits.

Deadline:  The application deadline has been extended until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications September 10, 2018. Please submit an employment application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.  Send required materials to Helen Campbell, President of the Library Board of Trustees, at apply@pdslibrary.org or to the Library Director Selection Committee, c/o Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578.

The Ruth Culver Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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