Thayer Academy seeks an experienced librarian to serve as its Director of Southworth Library (grades 9-12). The Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Upper School library and its role in the school community. He/She supervises other library staff (two, plus parent volunteers) and manages the day-to-day operation of the library. The Director of the Southworth Library reports directly to the Upper School Director.
The Director is in charge of developing and administering library policies, overseeing information services, supervising library staff and volunteers, supporting instructional services to students and teachers, and managing the library's budget. A passion for collaboration, professional growth and working with young people is a must.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to R. Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Masters degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science; 7-10 years experience; passion for collaboration, professional growth, and working with students a must.
Thayer Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades 6 - 12. It was founded in 1877 by the bequest of General Sylvanus Thayer, “Father of the U.S. Military Academy” at West Point and founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Thayer Academy is located in residential Braintree, Massachusetts, 13 miles south of Boston on a 34-acre ca...mpus comprised of 9 buildings and 57 classrooms.
Thayer's enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year is 688 (211 Middle School, 477 Upper School), with students coming from 57 surrounding towns and cities. There are 108 faculty members, 70% of whom have graduate degrees.