Career Opportunities

Positions open at the Rice Lake Public Library will be posted on this site and on the Public Notice Board located outside City Hall’s 30 East Eau Claire Street entrance.

Library Director

Are you an excellent public speaker and manager seeking an exciting new opportunity?  The Rice Lake City Council recently voted to appropriate $1 million dollars in city funds for an expansion and renovation of the current facility.  The Library Board seeks an innovative, motivated and visionary Library Director to lead the upcoming matching capital campaign and the renovation / expansion.  

Rice Lake is the largest city in Barron County with a population of 8,500.  It is the cultural, medical and shopping hub for the region with much to offer in natural beauty and outdoor activities.

The RLPL prides itself on its progressive approach to community engagement and services and is a leader in programming for families and children.  The top notch staff have recently undergone a reorganization and are eager to continue their great work under new direction.  As a member of the MORE consortium, RLPL patrons have access to materials from more than 50 libraries.  And with support from Indianhead Federated Library System, the staff at the RLPL stay abreast of best practices in serving patrons of all ages.


The qualified candidate will have 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in library services and management.  An MLS from an ALA accredited university is required and the candidate will be eligible for a grade 1 Library Certification.


Salary range is $55,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications.  Please send resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled but preference will be given to applications received by 12/11/15.

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General applications received for positions not currently posted will be accepted by the Library Director at any time and will be retained as required by law.

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For more information, please contact the Library Director.