Branch Manager – Ocean City Library – Snow Hill, Maryland

We are now accepting applications for the Branch Manager position at the Ocean City branch library.

Job Title: Branch Manager

County Pay Grade 19; starting salary is $43,659 and there is a full benefit package including health insurance and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.  This is a full-time, 40-hour per week senior branch library management position, reporting to the library director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the operation of a branch library
  • Provides direct service, including library instruction, to library customers of all ages
  • Schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates branch staff
  • Coordinates and oversees the development and marketing of the branch library’s collection of materials, including selection, promotion, evaluation, and de-selection.
  • Plans, coordinates, promotes and may present library programs for children and adults
  • Represents the County library on committees, professional organizations, regional associations, etc.
  • Works with government, community, and civic organizations in the branch library’s service area
  • Conducts training for other County library staff, in coordination with the director or assistant director
  • Must meet continuing education requirements as mandated by the Maryland State Department of Education

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, and 1 year of supervisory experience working in a public library, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience working in public library with 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and practice of public library service
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and an ability to promote and encourage teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to lead, to work as a team member and to be flexible and creative in a changing environment

Working Conditions

Physical demands of position include:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and stooping
  • Bending/twisting and reaching
  • Talking and hearing; use of the telephone
  • Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less
  • Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less
  • Handling: processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Fingering: typing, writing, filing, sorting, shelving and processing
  • Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels
  • Mobility: travel to meetings outside library

Mental Requirements:

  • Oral communications skills necessary to make presentations, participate in television and radio programs, and conduct formal library programs.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with multi-level staff, patrons, and community group members from all socioeconomic, educational, literacy, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Community outreach skills to be able to build relationships with community partners.
  • Organizational skills to be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a busy public library.
  • Critical thinking skills to be able to solve problems and make sound decisions on a daily basis.
  • Ability to effectively and positively represent the library before community groups and the public, consistent with the library’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.
  • Honesty, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and responsible stewardship of County resources.
  • Time management: set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.

To apply for this position, please complete a library application form (available at any branch library and on the library’s website:, along with a cover letter and resume, if you wish, and send to or mail to

Worcester County Library
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

Open until filled.

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