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Assistant Macon County Librarian

Macon County Public Library

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Starting Salary: $30,000.00 - $36,000.00 a year
The Macon County Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, and energetic candidate to fill the position of Assistant County Librarian. Macon County Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, a public library system with six member libraries and one bookmobile providing service in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. The ideal candidate for the Assistant County Librarian will provide service with a friendly and helpful attitude and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.


Responsibilities include assisting the County Librarian in the management, supervision, and administration of the libraries within the County. The Assistant County Librarian coordinates a wide variety of library services, oversees technical services activities, and participates in the development and delivery of public services. The Assistant County Librarian works cooperatively with staff throughout Fontana Regional Library to plan, implement, and evaluate long and short-term goals and objectives. A complete job description is available upon request.


Qualifications required for the Assistant County Librarian include an ALA- accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science, three years’ public library experience, three years’ customer service experience, and two years’ supervisory experience. The successful candidate should be a creative self-starter with effective written and verbal communication skills; strong leadership skills; commitment to quality customer service and effective teamwork; good interpersonal skills; and a strong planning and information technology background. Experience with Friends of the Library organizations, local governing agencies, volunteer groups, and other community organizations will be helpful

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Karen Wallace, Library Director
Macon County Public Library
149 Siler Farm Rd. 
Franklin, NC 28734

To apply, send the application along with a cover letter and résumé to the contact above.

Macon County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Finance Officer


  • Start Date: October 15, 2018
  • Starting Salary: $43,000.00 - $46,000.00 a year
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties in North Carolina, seeks a full-time qualified professional to serve as part of the Library’s management team. The Finance Officer is responsible for accounting and financial oversight of a $3.5 million budget. This position reports to the Regional Director and Board of Trustees.


The Finance Officer will direct, organize, and control all aspects of financial management activities for the Library, including general accounting, payroll, planning, audit preparation, grant management, budget development, and human resources. This position provides leadership and guidance to financial services staff, oversees insurance and risk management, and assures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.  As part of the senior management team, the Finance Officer participates in the strategic planning, policy development, marketing, fund development and leadership of the Library system. The person in this role must have the ability to work independently in high-pressure situations and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles and of federal, state, and county fiscal regulations, policies, and procedures.  The successful candidate will integrate a “big-picture” perspective with an attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.  


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and 5 years of experience in local government or public service financial management, at least 3 years of which must have been at a supervisory level is required.  A Master’s degree in administration or library science and public library work experience is preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is desirable.

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Karen Wallace, Library Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont Street 
Bryson City, NC 28713

To apply, complete the employment application and send along with a cover letter and résumé to the contact above.

Headquarters is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:45pm