Dodge City Public Library

Dodge City, Kansas


Dodge City, Kansas

Located in Southwest Kansas, Dodge City has embraced its historical past creating a rich community that includes historical sites, museums, a community theater, entertainment, and great food. Dodge City welcomes visitors and new residents with friendliness and helpfulness. The town’s population continues to expand. The Dodge City school district has also grown and developed over the past several years. Dodge City is a diverse community that maintains its small-town historical feel.


About the Library

Dodge City Public Library serves a community of 27,400 residents. The library employs 17 full-time and 5 part-time employees. The library has an overall budget of $1.36 million. Library door counts continue to grow each year. The library has recently undergone a remodel of its Children’s Department and added the Kansas Heritage Center. 


Position Summary

The Director carries out the mission of the library in collaboration with the Library Board. The Director plans, organizes, directs, and manages all aspects of library services in conformity with the policies established by the Library Board of Trustees and the accreditation required by the Southwest Kansas Library System. 



The hiring range for this position is $68,000 - $88,000 annually with a generous benefits package including KPERS, sick leave, and vacation leave. Pay will be determined by education and experience. 


Minimum Required Education and Experience

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school 
  2. Five years of experience in public library management


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To apply, please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Questions about Dodge City and the position can also be sent to this email address.


The position will remain open until July 3, 2020. First round of interviews will begin around July 10, 2020.