Ringling College of Art and Design, located in Sarasota, Florida, seeks a progressive and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director of Library Services for the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. Constructed and opened in 2017, the library was built with a focus on art and design education and includes state-of-the art collections, services, technologies, and facilities.

The Director of Library Services, with faculty status, will serve as a key strategic partner in the delivery and support of academic programs and will report to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

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Ringling College of Art and Design is an award winning art and design college located in a city known for its tropical weather and perfect beaches. But there’s more to love than just its paradise-like setting: Sarasota is also home to a lively arts community, world-class restaurants, and a diverse live music scene. The City of Sarasota is the county seat for Sarasota County, home to nearly 397,000 residents. The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.

About the Library Director Opportunity:
This opportunity requires an individual with:
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to inspire staff, students, faculty and community
  • Exemplary social, communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • A sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, and an eagerness to explore new ideas
Additional qualifications and requirements include:
  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school
  • High-level library leadership in a public, academic or relevant special library
  • Creativity and interest in the visual arts
Salary is $105,000 to $115,000/year or higher, negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. Relocation assistance available.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, current resume and three professional references using the email link below. Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and “Ringling” in the subject line of your email.

Questions? We welcome and encourage inquiries. Interviews will be ongoing until the position is filled.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search

Ringling College of Art and Design is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and will not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of sex, age, gender, color, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law, in its programs or activities.

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