Job: Main Library Manager

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Main Library Manager

Number position available:

$65,000.00 - $73,000.00 Annually

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The City of Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a Main Library Manager.  The Executive Assistant II – Main Library Manager reports to the Deputy Director of Public Services and directly supervises managerial staff overseeing customer experience departments at the Main Library.   



Open Requirements include:


  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program is required.
  • At least five years in proven, progressively responsible management/decision-making positions in library environments.
  • Must have knowledge and possess an understanding of the trends and best practices in public librarianship, customer service, and organizational dynamics.
  • A valid state Driver's License is required prior to application and must be maintained. 
  • Must qualify prior to application, obtain and maintain during employment a City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification.
Preferred Attributes:
  • Future-oriented, can articulate a vision of possibilities and likelihood of their success; has broad knowledge and perspective.
  • Experience with managing or guiding innovative solutions from idea generation and planning stages through implementation.
  • Highly skilled at developing staff at all levels; able to foster succession planning strategies that allow assigned team members to reach or exceed potential.
  • Can inspire and motivate entire units of the organization with ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision as well as a sense of purpose.
  • Adeptly manages change, comfortably shifts gears, and manages risk and uncertainty; decisive and action oriented without having the total picture.
  • Ability to effectively present in a variety of formal settings - one on one, group, peers, direct reports, etc.
  • Command attention and manage group process.
  • Adaptive and responsive management style with triage skills to quickly prioritize tasks.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and communication skills that foster a creative approach to balancing risk and reward in problem-solving.
  • Ability to relate well and build appropriate rapport and relationships with a variety of people in all levels of the organization, as well as people outside the organization.
  • Addresses and resolves conflict equitably, seeking common ground and cooperation when possible.
  • Skilled at reading situations quickly and focusing attention to gain understanding of conflict situations and prompt results.
  • Uses diplomacy and tact and can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.


The City of Jacksonville is a premier local government employer providing a competitive compensation package and an excellent work environment.  Employees are afforded 11 paid holidays plus a paid personal day.  Our comprehensive benefit programs include defined contribution retirement plan, medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance coverage for you and your dependents; flexible spending plans for medical reimbursement, dependent care; an employee assistance program for you and your dependents; a 457(b) tax-deferred compensation plan to supplement your retirement, and a ROTH IRA plan. We also provide an extensive wellness program that includes a health intervention program if qualified, lunch and learns, health fairs, and discounted gym memberships.


This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution in a dynamic, quality-oriented customer-focused organization.  The City of Jacksonville is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.  In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online at    


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Place:
Jacksonville Public Library Main

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

303 N Laura Street




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Institution Name :
City Of Jacksonville

117 W Duval Street




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