Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV)
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) seeks an Executive Director who is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for the strategic vision of the BNHV.
Carry out a plan of work to achieve the museum’s mission, sustainability and growth.
Launch a successful campaign to fund the BNHV and collections, exhibits and programming.
Have a proven track record in acquiring funding with donors and corporations.
Have a strong understanding of non-profit organizational finance and management.
Develop new approaches to publicizing and growing the museum programming through social media and web marketing.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local mandates.
Work well with the Board of Trustees, the Town of Amherst, and a diverse staff including volunteer and student workers.
Possess excellent communications skills.
A master’s degree is preferred; coursework in museum studies and American history is desirable.
Experience working in a team environment.
Successful team leadership experience and proven business acumen, including setting priorities and budgeting.
Must have worked in a not-for-profit as the manager of the workers, be it employees, volunteers or students.
How to Apply:
For more information, please visit: www.bnhv.org
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum
The Board of Directors of the Darwin R. Barker Library Association seeks a creative and energetic director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library and museum services to residents of Fredonia and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library and museum services will be delivered in the future. Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library and museum’s mission, creating and administering budgets, presenting funding requests, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong cooperative leadership, management and communication skills and be able to work with a Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library and museum management is required.
Fredonia is a community of around 11,000 residents and is the home of SUNY Fredonia. It is located about 3 miles from Lake Erie, 25 miles from the Chautauqua Institution and halfway between Buffalo and Erie, PA.
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum, along with the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, is the cultural center of Fredonia. As one of 36 libraries in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, it offers programs for children, a book discussion group and a museum dedicated to local history with archives, two research libraries and rotating exhibits. The library and museum have a wireless network, remote access to OPAC, and public access computers.
- MLS from an accredited institution
- New York State Public librarians Professional Certificate
- Two years successful library experience is required
- Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities
Required Personal Abilities:
- Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy.
- Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.
- Is able to work well with adults and children.
- Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
- Is resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.
-Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect
- Is open to creative and innovative solutions.
- Communicates clearly in written and oral form.
- Listens well and seeks to understand.
Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.
A letter of interest and resume with three (3) references should be sent to:
Darwin R. Barker Library, Attn. Peter Clark
7 Day St.
Fredonia, NY 14063
January 15, 2014
Western NY Library Resources Council
The Hospital Library Services Program of the Western New York Library Resources Council (HLSP/WNYLRC) is seeking an energetic, personable, self-directed and service-oriented individual with excellent research, communication & organizational skills to serve as a Hospital Circuit Librarian for several hospitals in Western New York.
Major responsibilities include: database searching and training, cultivation of good working relationships with physicians and hospital staff, provision of reference service and interlibrary loan and on-site library development.
This position is unique in that it provides an opportunity to work in different hospital environments (rural, urban, community, teaching, public and private) and to provide support to patient care providers. This position is full-time temporary 35 hours/week with the possibility of leading to full-time permanent employment upon successful completion of a probationary period.
Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Complete a performance evaluation and set goals and objectives for self.
Provide the following services at circuit hospitals, where appropriate:
- Visit hospitals on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Document work completed both on and off-site.
- Train new hospital liaisons.
- Work to streamline on-site information processes.
- Train hospital staff in use of HUBNET & other online resources.
- Serve on the hospital’s library committee.
- Market HLSP services and hospital library both on-site and via social media.
- Facilitate access to HLSP services including ILL, electronic literature searches and reference.
- Consult on the library’s physical environment, budget, library committee, policies & procedures, collection, cooperative arrangements & services.
- Act as a liaison between the circuit hospitals and the HLSP.
- Collection development including: selecting, ordering and cataloging library materials (funds permitting), and weeding collections.
- Update and maintain lists of circuit hospital library’s journal and book holdings.
Prepare annual reports for each hospital.
Serve on the WNYLRC Committee for Health Information Access (CHIA).
Maintain membership in appropriate professional organizations such as UNYOC
Attend and participate in continuing education classes.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or HLSP Coordinator.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Valid driver’s license/reliable transportation.
Ability to work independently.
Working knowledge of:
- Database and online searching.
- General reference & technical services.
Health sciences librarianship experience.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Salary & Benefits:
WNYLRC offers on-the-job training, good compensation and benefits, mileage reimbursement and a pleasant work environment.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, salary range requirements and addresses and phone numbers of 3 current professional references to the address below.
No phone calls, please.