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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Library Director” in the subject line. Please include your salary requirements (a range is fine). No phone calls please.