Full-time Lower School Librarian
Waterford School is Utah’s premier liberal arts, college preparatory private school for students in Preschool through High School. Student learning is Waterford School’s reason for being. Since its founding, the School has instilled habits of independent thought, critical thinking, responsibility, passionate learning, and service to others. Waterford School’s liberal arts program provides a strong foundation, and the campus culture prepares students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose. Waterford delivers a world-class education distinguished by a rich curriculum, an outstanding faculty, a deep commitment to student growth, and a learning environment that is caring, nurturing, and inspiring.
The Lower School Librarian reports to the Lower School Head, and collaborates with Lower School faculty, administration and the Middle/Upper School Librarian to cultivate a student-centered, inviting environment. The Lower School librarian seeks to promote a culture of reading, and to facilitate media and digital literacy. This is an opportunity to create and execute on a forward-thinking vision for a library that nurtures a love of reading, inspires life-long learning and curiosity, and helps positions students to successfully develop skills in research and critical thinking. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, a Master of Library Science, and 3+ years of relevant experience working in a lower school library, or as a professional librarian in a school setting. Responsibilities will include managing the Lower School library space (purchasing, maintaining databases, processing, checkout, shelving, cataloguing, etc.), teaching use of library resources, reading to students and fostering a love of reading, collaborating with classroom teachers on research skills curriculum, engaging with parents, and more. The successful candidate will embrace Waterford School’s mission, vision, and values in curriculum, teaching, and membership in the community.
The Waterford campus is set on 45 acres at the foot of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, one of North America’s premier outdoor and recreational areas. The school offers an outstanding working environment. The atmosphere is collegial; both families and faculty show a genuine commitment to learning. Benefits include medical, dental, 403(b).
For more information about the school, please go to waterfordschool.org.
Qualified candidates should forward a résumé and letter of interest, by email, or fax, to