Jobs & Volunteer

The Town of Sherman, CT has the following openings for positions on town commissions, or positions for employment within the town.

Interested parties can download detailed descriptions of the position (if available) and submit your resume/application to the Town via mail or drop off at the Selectman's office or the office of the appropriate town commission. Please see the commission listings under the departments section  of this website.

Job Opening: Senior Center Assistant

The Town of Sherman is seeking a part-time clerk position to assist with supporting programs for the Senior Center.  Sample duties include: overseeing activities and programs for older adults; updating local newspapers, and scheduling transportation.

Excellent communication and customer service skills required as this is a frontline position frequently interacting directly with seniors, staff, instructors, volunteers and the general public. Position reports to the Senior Center Coordinator.

Position is part-time (18 hr/wk), to start in August. Hiring rate is dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Some experience working with seniors in a similar setting is highly desirable. If the candidate has a passenger endorsement the opportunity for additional hours is likely.  The selected candidate will be subject to a background check.

Please call or email the Sherman First Selectman’s office with any question and your resume. 860-355-1139,

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Job Posting - Library Executive Director
July 17, 2021
Introduction: The Trustees of the Sherman Library Association are accepting resumes for the position of
a full-time on-site Library Executive Director that will become available on November 1, 2021.
Library and Sherman Overview: The Sherman Library is a non-profit Association library governed by
a committed Board of Trustees. The Library is located in the center of Sherman, CT, a beautiful New
England town with all the attributes that people cherish in small town living. Just a short distance away
from the Library is the Town Park nestled on the shores of Candlewood Lake where swimming, boating
and fishing abound. Nearby is the Historical Society, the Old General Store, The Sherman Playhouse, the
Senior Center, the Sherman School, retail shopping, and the Town Hall and Green. The Sherman Library
serves a cosmopolitan, vibrant population of just under 4000 people in a wonderful, modern facility that
underwent major construction in 2014 providing 9000 square feet of space for people of all ages to
enjoy. Tracing its origin to 1901 and incorporated in 1925, the Library has historic roots, and the original
building and barn are listed on the National (State) Historic Register. The Library houses over 26,000
volumes, with an annual circulation of 21,000, and an integrated automation management system. The
Library hosts more than 300 programs, art exhibits, and events annually. The Library is open 34 hours a
week; the staff includes one full time Executive Director, four part-time staff members, student pages, and
volunteers. The annual budget of approximately $330,000 is financed by community fundraising, gifts,
grants, the town, and the Library’s endowment.

Responsibilities summary: The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Library including
personnel management, collection development, and its fiscal, physical plant and programming functions.
The Director provides leadership in carrying out the strategic plan; identifies and supports fundraising
efforts including grants, sponsorships, appeals, and events; acts as advisor to the Board; advocates for the
Library while building productive relationships; leads, motivates, and develops a team-oriented staff;
manages and collaborates in creating the budget; develops policy and procedures; and stays current with
best practice. A detailed job description is available on the Library website
Knowledge, skills, ability: The Director must be prepared with very strong communication and media
skills; budgetary knowledge, specially with not-for-profits; organizational talents and be enthusiastic
about reading and encouraging life-long learning. In addition, providing interesting programs for all
patrons - early childhood through adult - is vital to the Library's mission of outreach to the town. The
Director must demonstrate an ability to implement strategic planning, promote the use of current
technology, and advocate innovative ideas to meet the needs of the Library in the coming years. The
Director must have experience in successful fundraising, leading effective teams, working with a Board,
and applying objective analysis and reasoned judgment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Professional experience in a library or non-profit, and
meaningful experience at a managerial level are required. A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS)
or nonprofit management or equivalent experience is preferred.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience

Applications: Please send letter of interest aligned to the responsibilities and requirements, and resume
to Sherman Library Board President, Sherman Library, P.O. Box 40, Sherman, CT 06784 or

Sherman Volunteer Fire Department

The Sherman Volunteer Fire Department is launching a campaign to solicit volunteers in a variety of positions ranging from fire fighters to traffic control, ancillary support and EMS personnel. If you are interested please download the flyer below for more details.


Sherman Traffic Safety Work Group

A vacancy exists on the Sherman Traffic Safety Work Group (STSWG). Interested applicants should contact any of the members of the STSWG, or let us know via email at

Zoning Board of Appeals

One vacancy exists on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested applicants should contact the Board Administrative Assistant, Christine Branson, at 860-355-3127 or email at

Planning & Zoning Commission

One Alternate vacancy exists on the Planning & Zoning Commission. Interested applicants should contact the Commission Administrative Assistant, Christine Branson, at 860-355-3127 or email at

Inland Wetlands Commissi

Two vacancies exists on the Inland Wetlands Commission. Interested applicants should contact the Commission Clerk, Trish Viola, at 355-0166

Conservation Commission

Two vacancies exist on the Conservation Commission. Interested applicants should contact First Selectman Don Lowe  at 860-355-1139.

Sherman Telecommunications Committee

A vacancy exists on the Sherman Telecommunications Committee.  Interested applicants should contact Committee Chair Gail Maletz at