Job Posting 73186

Chief Executive Officer
Midland Public Library
Central Ontario
closes in 4 days (Tue, 3 Aug)
full time  •  $94,938-$118,673



Do you thrive on new ideas? Are you passionate about libraries’ contribution to strengthening communities, and have a demonstrated ability to foster inclusive work environments and collaborate with staff, board and stakeholders? Then this could be your dream position. Midland Public Library  is seeking a new CEO, and this is a library that delights in building community excitement. MPL is a community hub initiator – from an annual community block party to Wi-Fi lending.

Located in the heart of Georgian Bay, Midland offers myriad year-round outdoor activities, watersports, cultural events, and historic sites. The population of over 17,000 continues to grow and increases dramatically in the summer months. Being on a major highway 1.5 hours from Toronto and minutes from Huronia airport make Midland a desired destination.  Its economy has a very strong industrial base as well as a thriving tourism sector.

The new incumbent will address both opportunities and issues: 

  • Engage in fundraising as needed for the new initiatives and expanded capital projects
  • Support the board in developing long-term strategic directions, annual operating plans, and managing the existing debt resulting from the renovation
  • Envision and implement service strategies to reach residents and businesses in all areas
  • Clarify and foster relationships and responsibilities with the Town, particularly collaborating with the CAO and other Town staff and organizational units 
  • Work with the Town on long-term facility plans and management of a heritage facility that is a focal point of the downtown core.


This position will appeal to those who are enthusiastic about the difference community-led libraries make and who have: 

  • A graduate-level degree in library-information science (preferred) or comparable level of education (including and not limited to business, technology, or public administration) 
  • Five years management experience including financial planning and management, policy development, strategic planning, project management and personnel management 
  • A strong understanding of emerging trends, new technologies and advancements in libraries
  • Political acuity and ability to adapt to political changes
  • Clear understanding of the CEO's role and relationships with the board, town staff, council, community influencers and decision-makers
  • A sincere desire to be a champion of and key contributor to the growing and evolving Midland community. 

Midland Public Library offers a highly competitive salary range.  For more detail and application instructions, consult the Position Profile at

 Competition closes: Tues.  August 3

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