The Mechanics’ Institute (Institute) is seeking a seasoned professional to manage a private membership library, cultivate programming, and lead a team of dedicated staff members. Founded in 1854, the Institute occupies a unique place in San Francisco history. Originally established to provide technical education for adults, the Institute has evolved into a vibrant, full-service general interest library offering a diverse range of lectures, programs, and classes, as well as a historic chess room and an events venue that support the interests of both membership and the public. The library director leads all library functions and engages on a senior leadership level at the Institute.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by Friday, June 4, 2021 to with “Library Director” in the subject line. Please include your salary requirements (a range is fine). No phone calls please.