Do you believe that today’s public library should be the bustling third place of its community? That providing top notch customer service is key to keeping patrons walking through our doors? That expanded collections and progressive library leadership are essential for today’s evolving public libraries? Then the McMillan Memorial Library might be for you!

We are seeking an empathetic, flexible candidate that possesses relevant practical experience and a solid understanding of public librarianship, strong skills in programming, outreach and services for patrons of all ages, and the ability to lead our customer services team into the future. The Assistant Director oversees the daily operations of the library, heads up our programming and outreach efforts, and supervises our 8.5 FTE customer services staff.

This is a full-time 40 hr/week, exempt position. Rotating evenings and weekends are required. Benefits include paid holidays, sick / vacation leave, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, and competitive health insurance benefits. Pay range starts at $75,000 per year.


The qualified candidate will have 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and management. An MLS from an ALA accredited university is required.

Application Procedure

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references, along with a City of Wisconsin Rapids application, to the City of Wisconsin Rapids HR department at Submissions of application materials must be complete to be considered. Review of applicant materials and first preference will be given to applicants received before April 24, 2023. Interviews to follow in early May 2023.

The City of Wisconsin Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status. If you need assistance at any time during this application process, please contact Human Resources at (715) 421-8214.