Branch Manager

Join a Library engaged in a community-driven facilities and services planning process and help create and deliver an innovative and exciting future to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Leadership position responsible for effectively managing operations and activities of an assigned library location; participates in system-wide planning and projects; actively engages the community and ensures service aligns with local residents’ needs; oversees collection; interacts with and provides direct library services to customers.

  • Successful candidate will have a vision and understanding of library service with an eye to both the future and the contemporary needs of the public;
  • Will be customer-focused; an excellent communicator and supervisor; have a proven ability to lead and implement change, develop and support staff, and participate in a system that believes in continual improvement.
  • If you are results-oriented, committed to collaboration and having fun, and you believe that the library must be the community’s first choice for the discovery and exchange of information and ideas, your next job may be at PCLS.

Branch Manager – 2 Positions

Parkland/Spanaway and South Hill Branches

Pierce County Library System (Tacoma, Wash.)

Application Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017


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Position Summary:

Manages, coordinates and facilitates branch operations including public services, circulation, branch collections, reference, youth services, library programming, community relations, and building/facility management functions.  Acts as management’s principal in house representative at the branches in which they are assigned.  Is an integral member of the management team in evaluating the delivery of services at the branch level, allocating personnel to the service delivery at the branch(s) and initiating building and facility functions.  Interacts with and provides direct library services to customers; develops and delivers library services and programming; serves as a representative of the Library within the local community, government and Friends group as well as directs and facilitates other staff members’ engagement in the community.


Pay Rate:

$66,726 – $77,355 annual, FLSA exempt. Not a union represented position.



Full-time, Monday through Friday as well as one evening per week and weekend availability for coverage as needed. Schedule is subject to change.  Must be able to work weekends and evenings, substitute for other staff and attend meetings.


Application Requirements:

In addition to a complete application, please also submit a cover letter and resume by 5 PM, Friday, August 4, 2017.  Submissions which are incomplete or untimely will not be considered.