Seeking New Library Director

The Lettie W. Jensen Library of Amherst is seeking a dedicated, creative and energetic person to be our next Part-Time Director.   

Our community-centered library serves a village population of 1100 and a service area of 3500.  We focus on service to our patrons and strive to create a welcoming experience for readers of all ages.  The Village of Amherst is located in Portage County between the cities of Stevens Point and Waupaca.  

The applicant selected will be responsible for all management tasks related to the operation of our rural library.  It is recommended to have completed 54 college semester credits and must be eligible or willing to take the required courses for Grade 3 library certification in the State of Wisconsin.  Knowledge of preparing and implementing a budget; ability to supervise a small staff; demonstrated a commitment to professional development; proficient technology experience; excellent organizational skills; interpersonal oral and written communication skills; enjoy developing programs for residents of all ages; maintenance and safety of building and grounds and be dependable and flexible. This position is paid hourly, 14 – 18 hours per week (not to exceed 20 hours per week), and pay will be dependent on experience and certification.  Availability on Mondays (9-5 pm) and Wednesdays (1-8 pm) are required with this position, with some flexibility to cover other positions as needed (ie: occasional Saturday).  Limited benefits are available with this position.   

To apply candidates should submit cover letter addressed to the Library Board, resume (must include education) and three professional references to:

Library Director Position  

c/o Aralda Bell

P.O. Box 204

Amherst, WI 54406  


Application must be postmarked/emailed by April 15, 2022.