Executive Director Dyer Library and Saco Museum (Saco)

12 Nov 2023 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Saco, Maine


Are you a dynamic, visionary leader with a passion for libraries, museums, and historical buildings? Do you have a desire to work with the Board and Community to re-envision the future of the Dyer Library and the Saco Museum 10-20 years down the road? If so, this is the career opportunity of a lifetime!


The Dyer Library (DL) and the Saco Museum (SM) are in the City of Saco less than 20 miles from Portland, ME, and 2 hours from Boston. The mission of the two institutions is to serve the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the residents of Saco and neighboring communities. Saco’s population of 21,000 is expected to grow by 20% over the next 5 years. The DL/SM has a $1 million annual budget and employs 7 full-time staff, 13 part-time staff and many volunteers. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, receiving support from the City of Saco and donors.


Key responsibilities of the Executive Director include providing transformative and transparent leadership for all stakeholders; participating in strategic planning and goal setting with the board of trustees and then working to achieve set goals; overseeing and participating in all areas of administration, finance, fundraising, public services, stakeholder relations, acquisitions, and marketing; working with the finance committee to prepare and administer the budget; and performing the usual duties of a manager including recruiting, hiring, developing, motivating, and evaluating staff.


Desirable qualifications include an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited school (preferred) with a minimum of three years of leadership experience working in a library, museum, or other  non-profit organization; knowledge and experience in fundraising, including grant management; strong written and verbal communication skills; a leadership style that is both cooperative and inclusive; and familiarity with historical buildings and structures that require careful attention.  A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the position requirements will be considered.


Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee via Laurie Bouchard, HR Consultant, laurie@lbouchardllc.com.


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