Maquoketa Public Library Job Openings


Library Executive Director

The Maquoketa Library Board of Trustees is seeking an Executive Director.   In the city of Maquoketa, the county seat of Jackson County in Eastern Iowa, the Library serves over 6000 people.  The library was completed in 1904 with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. The successful candidate will work with nine Trustees, 6 staff members (3 FTE) and City Council members.  Click here for the job description.

Qualifications:  Applicants may hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of Public Library Management 1 and 2 within one year or, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with college credit course in each of these four areas: library administration; selection of all types of library materials; organization of library materials; reference and information services.  Preference will be given to those with a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and supervisory experience.    

Compensation:  The starting salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.  The minimum offer would be $45,000.  Fringe benefits include 12 days sick leave, 10 days annual paid time off, 10 paid holidays, personal health, life and disability insurance and generous continuing education opportunities.  The candidate who is offered the position will be required to have a criminal background check.

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Thank you for your interest in our library and our community!