Library Director Search

The George Culver Community Library seeks a dynamic, community-minded Director with vision for the future. The successful candidate must be able to enhance the library and its role in the community, provide leadership, and offer innovative library services.

Sauk City, Wisconsin (population 3,490) is part of the greater Sauk Prairie community in Sauk County. We are minutes away from Madison, Wisconsin Dells, and Devil’s Lake State Park. Nestled among bluffs created by ancient glaciers on the Wisconsin River, the Sauk Prairie Riverway offers breathtaking beauty, recreational opportunities, unique history, and a community that values the arts, progressive schools, and top-rated healthcare. The Library recently moved to a beautifully renovated 9,600 square foot building in 2020. We are focused on early literacy and technology with a 2024 operating budget of $457,000 and staff of 5.7 FTE. The library is a member of the South Central Library System and its shared Integrated Library System, Bibliovation. The George Culver Community Library works separately from, but in cooperation with, the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac to provide services to the Sauk Prairie community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Overall administration of the library, supervision and motivation of staff, financial management, strategic planning, programming, outreach, and community relations, oversight of facility, advising the Library Board and Friends of the Library, and advocacy for the interests of the library.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a liberal arts program and ability to obtain Grade 2 Wisconsin Library Certification is required; certification completion required within two years. A Library Science Master’s Degree from an accredited institution is preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of current and emerging library technology, fiscal knowledge, and the ability to work effectively with the library board, library employees, Village of Sauk City personnel, and the community. Prior experience as a library director or two years library experience with supervisory responsibilities preferred.

Salary and benefits: $58,000-$62,400 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Benefits include paid leave, health insurance, life insurance, and state of Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund retirement plan.

Application instructions: Please submit a Village of Sauk City application form, with cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to

Julie Rogers, Library Board President, jmbrogers [at] hotmail.com (jmbrogers[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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Director Search
George Culver Community Library
615 Phillips Blvd
Sauk City, WI 53583

First review of applications will be held on February 23, and interviews will be scheduled between February 29 and March 2. 

The Village of Sauk City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Position Description

Village of Sauk City Application

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